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Kid Lit Publishing 101

Introductory | So you’re writing a novel for kids or teens. Whether this is your first foray into novel writing, or you’re already familiar with adult publishing, you need to understand how the world of kid lit publishing is unique. Topics will include critique partners, querying, agent relationships, going on submission, and the traditional publishing process in the kid lit world. Bring all your burning questions and leave with a deeper understanding of this often inscrutable world.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Joy McCullough-Carranza

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 11/14/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Joy McCullough-Carranza

Joy McCullough’s debut young adult novel Blood Water Paint has earned honors including the National Book Award longlist, finalist for the ALA Morris Award, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and four starred reviews. In 2020, her middle grade novel A Field Guide to Getting Lost releases from Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, and a second young adult novel from Dutton/Penguin is also forthcoming. She has twice been a finalist for the Times of London’s International Children’s Fiction prize.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s theater school, Joy’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Chicago, San Diego, and New York. In the Seattle area, her work has been developed and produced at Macha Theater Works, FringeACT, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Mirror Stage Company, Live Girls, the Mae West Fest, and 14/48. She has taught playwriting for Seattle’s ACT and in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre.

She lives in the Seattle area with her Guatemalan husband, two homeschooled children, and a very sweet Australian shepherd.

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