Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Publishing World | Newberry

Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Publishing World

Led by Esther Hershenhorn
Saturday, March 5, 2022
One session. Saturday, March 5

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)

Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to adulteducation@newberry.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

Register via Learning Stream here

Seminar Description

Still wanting to realize your dream to write a children’s book? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This workshop introduces newcomers to today’s Children’s Book World and offers Rules of the Road and proven Short Cuts to make navigating doable and easier. Participants can share a work-in-progress in order to see its reader/format/marketplace possibilities in today’s publishing world.

One session. Registration – $120/$108

Esther Hershenhorn authors picture books and middle grade fiction, coaches children’s books writers and recently served on the Board of Advisors of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Materials List


  • No Required Materials

First Reading:

  • There is no first reading assignment

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 19th . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: The Newberry uses Learning Stream for all Adult Education Seminar registrations. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at adulteducation@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.