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For more than 40 years, the Institute of Children’s Literature has offered the premiere writing course to adults interested in learning how to write and be published for children and teens. The hallmark of our course is one-on-one personalized instruction from an impressive faculty of active professional writers and experienced editors. College Credits are available for our course. Instruction is conveniently available everywhere via the traditional home study method – with lessons exchanged through the mail or via the Internet.
This site offers information on our course, Writing for Children and Teenagers, on our teaching methods, and on our faculty of professional writers and editors. The objective of our course and instructors is to train you to create manuscripts for today’s publishing market. Please go to the Short Story or to the Full Story for details on our course and how you can benefit from it.
For fun, you may want to go immediately to "Our Instructors". We're very proud of our instructors because they are all established writers or editors. They've been there; they know how it's done; and one of them would be your teacher and mentor all the way through the course. Check them out.
If you decide to take our Writing Aptitude Test, you may fill it out on the screen and submit it online. Or you may download it and complete it at a later date. It’s your choice.
We’re here to serve you and we welcome your questions and suggestions. Please leave us your comments.