The Chapter Book Alchemist: An Innovative, Interactive Online Writing Course with a Sweet Submission Opportunity‏

This is not an SCBWI event but it looks like a great opportunity for fellow chapter book writers.

The Children’s Book Academy is thrilled to announce what we believe is the first ever, online interactive Chapter Book writing e-course with magic–The Chapter Book Alchemist! We are also excited to offer a substantially discounted SCBWI registration with our Big Bonus registration link!

Are you tired of hearing that your picture book stories are too long and want the luxury of space to deepen and develop your fictional characters and plot lines, or want to break into the publishing field by writing much needed nonfiction Chapter Books for Common Core Standards?

Did books like Junie B. Jones, Sarah Plain and Tall, Little House on the Prairie, Frog and Toad, or Harriet the Spy help you become a lifelong reader or perhaps even inspire you to become a writer?

Are you interested in opening up new illustration markets by illustrating chapter books?

Are you interested in learning how to write both fiction and nonfiction chapter books to break into the competitive field of children’s book publishing?

Or would you just like to just join a wonderful community of supportive children’s book writer and illustrators expanding their writing skills while also learning a little about chapter book illustration?

Then this is the course for you.

Starting March 31st for 5 fabulous weeks the course is accessed day-by-day in the comfort of you own home with lots of interaction and time flexibility. With 25 separate lessons, we walk you through, step by step as you write your own Chapter Book for publication. We’ll answer your questions and respond to your work in our private Facebook page, in weekly webinars, and optional one-on-one critiques as we go through this transformative journey together.

Join award-winning children’s book author Hillary Homzie, Hollins University MFA children’s literature instructor and former New York City comedian whose chapter book series is currently in production for an animated television series. Hillary is joined by award-winner Dr. Mira Reisberg (for this course only)–literary agent, former kid lit university professor and independent editor and Children’s Book Academy founder, as well as school reading and writing expert Mandy Yates as we help you learn to transform and transmute your ideas into gold. Yes it’s a 3 for one Bonanza!!

In addition, also for this course only, we will have an in-course pitching contest where 5 lucky people will get to send their chapter book submission to a senior Scholastic editor who is actively looking for chapter books. Registration ends this Wednesday (sorry for the late notice, but sometimes a door opens and you just have to walk through it).

And we’re thrilled to share6 our first, first-day testimonial from a happy student, “I have been doing this writing thing for awhile- I’ve had a lot of books published in the educational market and have attended more conferences than I can count, but I have to say that the information I received in this first lesson eclipses ALL of that. I can’t wait to see more! Thanks for doing this!” ~ Jen Swanson

For more information and to sign up for the course (or individual critiques while they are still available)–Click Here –

And here’s the link to the Big Bonus super special for only 289.00

If you are open for opening up a whole new world, come and join us.


Mira Reisberg Ph.D.


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