Publishers Need Your Children’s Books!

Someone has to write them – why not you? Learn the craft of writing books for children. Children's book styles are as diverse as their creators, and editors are looking to bring to their publishing house the next new talent. Learn how to write the stories that interest them by writing about what interests you. And then… how to find those editors, what to send them, and how to present your work. This is for writers who want to pursue publication with mainstream publishers, as opposed to those who wish to self-publish. 

Topics include: Formats, brainstorming, writing and illustration do's & don'ts, what publishers look for, finding publishers, submitting work, contracts, working with editors and art directors, agents, and more.  

John Himmelman has been a Children’s Book Author and Illustrator since his first book was published in 1982. Many of his 80-plus books since have gone on to win a variety of awards and honors. Himmelman has taught this course in many venues for over 30 years. Visit his website at

4 Wednesdays, Feb.2-23, 2022 (FILLED)
4 Wednesdays, April 6-27, 2022

Age 18+

Cost: $170 per person
Limited to 7 students per class
Children’s Books 
for Publication
(Virtual- via Zoom)
Instructor: John Himmelman