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Join the Kids Club and Write for Children’s Magazines

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Garden C

Led by experience magazine writer and instructor at the Institute of Children’s Literature, Sue Ford, this jammed-packed workshop begins with the ups and downs of writing for children’s magazines. Then Sue will move on to “what sells,” “how to write for children’s magazines” including: study, research, and staying organized, and “how to sell to magazines.” The final portion of the workshop covers: “keeping track of submissions,” “magazine rights and what they mean,” and “children’s magazine payments.” We’ll conclude with a time of question and answers.

Handouts will be available for participants


Sue Ford

Sue Ford writes for children under her maiden name, Susan Uhlig. She has written for a diverse range of magazines for children and adults, selling more than 160 pieces. She has written both fiction and nonfiction for publications such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Jack and Jill, Ladybug, plus religious magazines including Encounter, Guide, and others.

Her most recent children’s books were ebooks published in 2015 with Schoolwide. Work-for-hire projects include three picture books for Unibooks (Korea) for their English as a foreign language program (2012-2013) and seven digital readers for Compass Media (Korea) in 2013.

She is also an instructor at the Institute of Children’s Literature and a freelance editor. She enjoys mentoring other writers and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can find her on the web at susanuhlig.com and on twitter @susanuhlig.