Writing for Children and Young Adults

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The author presents four steps writers can take in order to find success in writing for publication in the children's and young adult market: know the market, understand your audience, familiarize yourself with the resources available, and determine where you fit in. With this information in hand, you will be well on your way to connecting with children and teens through your stories, and in the process, greatly enriching their field of experience as well as your own. Children's literary agents usually divide the market into three broad categories: picture books, middle-grade novels, and young adult novels. By understanding what was important for you as a child and teen, and what still resonates for you as an adult, you will be better able to find your niche in this demanding and rewarding market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Creative Writing
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780470656938
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Audience
  • Stories
  • Writers
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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