Webinar: Five Kinds of Nonfiction: Understanding the Children’s Publishing Market

September 11th, 2020 - September 11th, 2020

with Melissa Stewart

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*This group is for the webinar talk with Melissa Stewart. Please note that Melissa will not be interacting in this group; this group has been set up simply a way to register for the talk! However, you should feel free to ask questions and discuss nonfiction among yourselves.*

Webinar Details:

Thursday, September 10th, 8-9:15pm ET

This is a live webinar and there will be an opportunity for questions during the last 15 minutes. The presentation will be recorded and available for 30 days after the talk for registrants who want to watch or re-watch the presentation. 

Non-member registration: https://bit.ly/3jrWsEI

About the talk:

In recent years, most children’s book publishers have been focused on acquiring narrative nonfiction, especially picture book biographies. But that’s beginning to change. Agents and editors are currently becoming increasingly interested in manuscripts that branch out in new directions. In this engaging presentation, award-winning author Melissa Stewart breaks down the five major categories of nonfiction children’s books being published today and explains how and where to pitch each type.


Who this workshop is for: This workshop is for 1) aspiring authors interested in learning more about the current market for children's nonfiction--from PB, to MG and YA 2) nonfiction writers who have published in the educational market and would like to break into the trade market; 3) writers who have published narrative nonfiction and are struggling with a manuscript that doesn’t seem to work as a narrative; 4) nonfiction writers at all levels who are outlining or developing a new project; 5) teachers and librarians interested in enriching informational writing units.

Focus: Children's - Picture Books - Nonfiction - Children's - Early …

Group size: 100 writers

Submissions: There are no submissions or critiques in this event.


Members: $12; Non-members: $25

About Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children, including the ALA Notable Feathers: Not Just for Flying, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen; the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor title Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis; and Can an Aardvark Bark?, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins. Her most recent title is Ick! Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings, and Defenses. Melissa maintains the award-winning blog Celebrate Science and serves on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators board of advisors. Her highly-regarded website features a rich array of nonfiction writing resources. Visit her at http://www.melissa-stewart.com/ and http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/.


There are no submissions or critiques in this group.