Our annual Writing for Young Readers issue is here! Pick up your copy today to read these great stories:
- An interview with bestselling YA author Marie Lu
- A guide to collaborating with fellow kidlit authors
- How to structure your picture books for success
- Eight creativity-boosting exercises to rekindle your love of writing
- Focust-boosting strategies to help fight distraction
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By Anica Mrose Rissi
A young adult novelist uncovers the truth she never meant to write.
Back to the future
By Lauren Puckett
YA author Marie Lu returns to the futuristic dystopia that landed her on the bestseller list – and digs through the past for tomorrow’s stories.
By Susan Johnston Taylor
Collaborations help kidlit authors find new readers, bust creative blocks, better their craft, and increase accountability – plus snag a paycheck for spending time with
a fellow writer. What’s not to love?
Easy as 1-2-3
By Ryan G. Van Cleave
How to structure your picture books for success.
By Heidi Ruby Miller
Bridging the gap between middle grade and YA.
Rekindle the flame
By Hope Lyda
Ah, writing prompts – the forgotten fire starter for your writing practice. Spark blank pages into endless possibilities with these eight creativity-boosting exercises.
Taming the squirrel
By Valerie E. Polichar
Banish distractions and increase writing productivity with these focus-boosting tips.
From the Front Lines
Choose your own narrator
By Yi Shun Lai
When should an author write in the second person?
The survivor: An interview with Pat Jordan
By Pete Croatto
The legendary magazine writer and A False Spring author has written for himself since 1970 – and he’s having more fun than ever.
Writer at Work
The importance of sensitivity readers
By Tonya Abari
Are you writing kidlit outside of a lived experience? Here’s why hiring an expert to read your manuscript is essential.
Your Teen for Parents
By Melissa Hart
Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshop
By Melissa Hart