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Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults 2013 | July 14 – July 20, 2013

Nonfiction Matters. Publishers crave new and different nonfiction. Teachers and librarians desire stories about real people, real places, and really interesting world events. Kids yearn to fill their minds with facts. Everyone wants and needs nonfiction.
Nonfiction Writing for Children and Young Adults explores this need from all angles: editorial, business, and, most importantly, from that of the reader and writer. The Highlights Foundation offers you a chance to explore factual writing through a range of topics, including nonfiction voice, biography, memoir, nature writing, science writing, and creative techniques in nonfiction. Your one-on-one mentor will help you polish your nonfiction manuscript and give it the accuracy and depth needed for publication.

Additional opportunities include

  • connecting with acquiring editors;
  • developing necessary research and interview skills;
  • exploring today’s magazine and trade-book markets; and
  • exposure to visual design through illustration and photography.


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