Sites That Promote Young Adult and Children's Books

For Writers

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.

For those interested in further developing their writing skills, teaching creative writing, and/or editing children's books, here are five 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 Programs in Children's Literature, Writing, and Illustration

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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