6 Weeks, 6 Picture Books - Remote!

6 Mondays from 6:00-9:00pm (EDT), starting June 22nd
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
Only 1 spot left!

In this lively six-week class, you will produce six new picture book manuscripts (generally up to 600 words), both fiction and nonfiction, with an eye on submitting to children's book agents and editors in today's competitive market. Each week will include a short lecture on a particular aspect of picture book writing, with a close look at several recently-published picture books, as well as brief workshops of student manuscripts. Students should already be familiar with the picture book format—its restrictions and possibilities—and will leave the course with a deeper understanding of picture book markets. Not only that, but you’ll have six new manuscripts to develop or finalize for submission. This class is especially recommended for students who have taken Picture Book Intensive or an equivalent class. Although this is primarily a generative class, each student will also receive one written critique from the instructor for a picture book text manuscript. Submission details to to be shared in class.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Holly Thompson
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