Upcoming Webinars

Opportunities in the Magazine Market

Webinar: Opportunities in the magazine market with Jestine Ware
Join us as we chat with editor Jestine Ware about writing for the magazine market.
AUDIENCE: Writers and Illustrators

DATE AND TIME: June 6th at 7pm central

Jestine Ware Headshot


Jestine is a lifelong creative writer with a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Rhetoric and Composition. She started out as a freelance editor and grant writer, worked in academic writing centers, taught both creative writing and composition classes, and has written for 8 of Cricket Media’s 11 magazines. Now, as editor of Spider magazine, she helps authors craft children’s media to introduce her readers to a blend of classic and contemporary literature, to new cultures and ideas, and to children just like them. With childlike delight, she and her talented design team strive to publish the slimiest, wackiest, and most enchanting stories, poems, activities, and comics they possibly can.

Website: https://www.jestineware.com/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jestineware

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Past Webinars

Editing with Lisa L. Owens

Editing webinar with Lisa L. Owens
Join us as we chat with editor Lisa L. Owens about editing as it relates to pre-published authors preparing to query. For indie authors, she will explain how to find and work with an editor.
AUDIENCE: Writers and Illustrators

DATE AND TIME: May 10 at 7pm central

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Lisa L. Owens has worked in children’s publishing for 25 years. She is the editor of hundreds of books and the author of 100 (and counting) children’s titles. Her most recent book is Attack on Pearl Harbor (Lerner, 2018). Lisa enjoys sharing tales from the trenches and can’t wait to talk with KidLit Nation about the various ways children’s authors work with editorial professionals. Find her online at llowens.comowenseditorialink.com, and @LisaLOwens.

Diversity in Kidlit with Tanusri Prasanna

Webinar: Diversity in Kidlit with Tanusri Prasanna
Join us as we chat with Agent Tanusri Prasanna of Foundry Literary + Media about diversity in children’s literature and what she’s looking to acquire.
AUDIENCE: Writers and Illustrators

DATE AND TIME: February 28, 12 pm CST

Being a Work for Hire Author with Rachel Ruiz

Webinar: being a work for hire author with Rachel Ruiz

Rachel Ruiz will discuss the ins and outs of being a Work For Hire author including her personal experience.


DATE AND TIME: March 28, 7 pm CST

Rachel Ruiz - Author

Rachel Ruiz is the author of several children’s books. She was inspired to write her first picture book, When Penny met POTUS, after working for Barack Obama on his re-election campaign in 2012.   When Rachel isn’t writing books, she writes and produces TV shows and documentaries. She lives in her hometown of Chicago with her husband and their daughter.

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