Writing for children is a difficult market to break into, right? Well, yes and no is the answer to that question. Whether it is difficult or not depends on how you choose to get your work published. There’s certainly no shortage of buyers for all the different types of children’s writing, so you just have to decide how you are going to grab your share of them.
It used to be that the only way to get a book published was via mainstream publishers – if they didn’t like your work you’d be stumped. Luckily things have changed a lot in recent years. Now you have the following options when you are ready to publish your children’s writing:
Although this is rather an unusual way of getting work published, it’s certainly another route you should consider. There are, literally, hundreds of competitions out there covering every form of writing and genre you can think of. Some you have to pay a small fee to enter, others are free, but the prizes can be fantastic. Take for example, Chicken House who don’t currently accept unsolicited manuscripts. However, they do invite unpublished writers of fiction to enter their competition. Winning will not only give you a huge sense of satisfaction, you’ll also get your novel published by Chicken House and the backing of a leading literary agent. As you can see, this could get your career off to a flying start!
If you think you’d like to try writing stories for children request a copy of our Writing for Children prospectus today!
Found these tips useful? Then sign up to receive more writing tips and course offers.
"I always felt that I wanted to be a writer and write stories for children and novels for young adults. It was then that I did an enormous amount of internet research and discovered The Writers Bureau Writing for Children course. In eight months, I had two books under publication!"