Creative Writing For Children
“Why do we love our writing teachers so much? Why, years later, do we think of them with such gratitude? I think it’s because they come along when we need them most, when we are young and vulnerable and are tentatively approaching this craft that our culture doesn’t have much respect for, but which we are beginning to love. They have so much power. They could mock us, disregard us, use us to prop themselves up. But our teachers, if they are good, instead do something almost holy, which we never forget: they take us seriously. They accept us as new members of the guild. They tolerate the under-wonderful stories we write, the dopy things we say, our shaky-legged aesthetic theories, our posturing, because they have been there themselves.” -George Saunders
How to Submit Your Children's Book to Publishers
Do you dream of seeing your stories for children or young adults in print? This two-hour course will cover different options for publication and provide practical guidance for submitting to traditional publishers in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. From query letters to agents to editors to contracts, you’ll learn to navigate the submission process and get your manuscript into the right hands.
Date: Saturday, 23 October
Location: South Library, Christchurch
Registration: Please fill out this form and submit payment via bank transfer