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For those interested in further developing their writing skills, teaching creative writing, and/or editing children's books, here are four excellent low-residency programs that offer a graduate degree (MFA) in writing for children and young adults.

Spalding University
Brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
(Writing for Children and Young Adults).

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Hollins University
Master of Fine Arts in Children's Book Writing & Illustration

Master of Fine Arts in Children's Literature (Focus on Writing)

Lesley University
Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing

Hamline University
Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Low-residency programs usually require a short on-campus residency twice a year. The rest of the time students work one on one with their instructors from home.

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For Writers:

Sites That Promote Young Adult and Children's Books:

Rutgers University:

Zimmerli Art Museum
The Zimmerli Art Museum's Duvoisin Gallery has frequent exhibits showcasing its extensive collection of original children's book illustrations. This collection is also available for study by appointment at the museum's Morse Research Center