Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Webinar: Get Published in Children’s Magazines with author Chris Eboch

Date(s) - 08/12/2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Chris Eboch

Author Chris Eboch

Can you write poetry for preschoolers, short middle grade mysteries, or teen true confessions? How about articles on simple science, humorous history or clever crafts? More than 500 children’s magazines need stories and articles of all types. Writing for magazines can give you a list of credits and published writing samples, or even bring in a steady income.

Author, editor and writing instructor Chris Eboch writes a variety of genres for all ages including historical fantasy, historical adventure, spooky adventure, easy science and other nonfiction. Her writing articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Children’s Writer and Byline. Chris teaches through the Institute of Children’s Literature and has taught a number of webinars on plot and other topics.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore the magazine markets, analyze specific magazines for content and style, and brainstorm appropriate ideas. Then we’ll look at how to put together an article or story for children. Expect to leave this workshop with ideas for future development.

To prepare for this webinar, please find copies of five different magazines at your library or from online samples and read them in advance. In addition, find and study the writer's guidelines for those magazines.

Chris has her MA degree in professional writing and publishing form Emerson College in Boston as well as a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked as a magazine editor and writer, taught fiction writing and led dozens of workshops for children and adults. She's also the immediate past SCBWI New Mexico Regional Advisor.

The Texas SCBWI webinar craft series is designed to help children's book writers and illustrators of all levels deepen their work, so the registration fee is low to make sure the webinars are accessible to members. SCBWI members pay just $10; non-members pay $35. Members, make sure you're logged in with your SCBWI id and password to get the member price. If you're not yet a member and would like to join SCBWI, go to the international SCBWI website.

Please register and pay by August 11. Login details for the webinar will be emailed to attendees close to the webinar date. You can view the webinar on your home computer with Internet access. You'll be able to ask questions in an online chat forum as part of the webinar. If you choose to pay by check, please make it out to Austin SCBWI and mail it to Austin SCBWI, 2305 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

If there are topics or speakers you'd like to see in future webinars, email Austin SCBWI Regional Advisor Samantha Clark.