At the Institute, we focus on being a resource for published authors and aspiring writers. We strive to provide you with tools to support your writing goals. Not only are these tools useful when you start writing, they’ll also become touchstones throughout your writing career.


In the Writing for Children podcast, we talk trade tips, interview published authors, and share what has inspired us along the way. We cover how to write a children’s book, how to submit to children’s magazines, how to get paid for your writing, and how to get published.

Writing for Children Blog

ICL’s weekly blog article features freelance writer Jan Fields. With over 100 published books and magazine articles under her belt, Jan delivers first-hand knowledge on how to sharpen, submit, and market your writing. Jan’s articles explore inevitable writing struggles and offers timeless strategies and techniques to support you in reaching your writing goals.

Writing for Adults Blog

Learn from published authors who have spent decades perfecting their writing craft. Our bi-weekly posts offer ways to improve your craft and support your writing for adult genres such as romance, mystery, thriller, memoir, and more.

Writer's Toolkit

You’re a writer. Writers have questions—big and small: How can I keep my reader engaged? What’s the right way to format this manuscript? What kind of book am I writing anyway? Our Writer’s Toolkit has you covered. Enjoy these free resources developed by industry professionals including a genre guide, how to show and not tell, and help with industry standards for formatting, dialogue, and punctuation.

ICL Newsletter

Our Institute of Children’s Literature newsletter is a weekly look at hot markets accepting submissions and cool resources and tips to improve your writing. Sign up and receive our ICL Submission Prep Package as a welcome gift.

IFW Newsletter

Our Institute for Writers newsletter offers a bi-weekly look at ways to improve your writing craft with writing tools, hot markets accepting submissions, and cool writer resources delivered directly to your inbox. Perfect for writers writing for adult genres.

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