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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 5 Weeks

Developing Your YA/MG Fiction

No Longer Enrolling

  • $385.00 Non-Member
  • $370.00 Member

Class Description

Ready to take your MG/YA writing to the next level? Maybe you’re trying to polish your novel or complete that short story you’ve been stuck on. This workshop will help you get feedback on your work-in-progress from writers who, like you, love writing for kids. Come with your current project, and be prepared to have fun—and work!—in a supportive atmosphere. We’ll also talk about the revision process, analyze published short stories and/or novel excerpts, swap book recommendations, give each other tips and hints, and do some writing prompts (if time permits). This workshop is for any MG/YA writer with a work-in-progress, whether you’re looking to publish, want to finish a story for your grandkids, etc. Geared toward writing for middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 13-18).

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

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.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!