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.
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.
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The Ultimate Guides to Getting Published
Writing is a team sport. If you’re a writer, you need support. You need tools. You need a leg up and a trusted network. Successful children’s writers get that insider’s advantage by keeping the latest ICL market directories within easy reach.
Packed with contacts from
over 1,200 publishers
Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers offers a complete roadmap to the changing world of magazine publishing — get the inside scoop on what print and digital publishers are looking for in 2022. In addition to 588 new and updated listings, you’ll find bonus articles to boost your knowledge of the industry and increase your odds of getting published. Plus, you’ll find sections devoted to helping you create a polished submissions package including how to write and format a query letter and how to properly format your manuscript so you can make a professional impression on publishers.
Book Markets for Children’s Writers offers a complete roadmap to the changing world of book publishing. In addition to 638 new and updated listings, you’ll find bonus articles to boost your knowledge of the industry and increase your odds of getting published. Plus, you’ll find sections devoted to helping you create a polished submissions package including how to write and format a query letter and how to properly format your manuscript so you can make a professional impression on publishers.