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Natasha Yim: From Picture Books to Young Adult: The ins and outs of writing kid lit
Do you need an agent? Do you have to hire an illustrator for your picture book? How do you format a picture book vs. a middle grade or young adult manuscript? Natasha Yim will walk you through writing and publishing in the kid lit world.
Natasha Yim is a children’s author, freelance writer, and playwright. She has published four picture books: Otto’s Rainy Day (Charlebridge Publishing 2000); Cixi, The Dragon Empress (Goosebottom Books, 2011); Sacajawea of the Shoshone (Goosebottom Books, 2012), and Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014), which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2015 Scholastic Book Club selection.
Natasha has written for the children’s magazines, “Highlights for Children”, “Faces”, and “Appleseeds”, and is a regular contributor to Mendocino Arts Magazine. Natasha’s ten-minute plays have been produced in venues around Northern California and internationally in Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. She is currently working on a multicultural middle grade novel and a multicultural historical young adult novel and has two picture books on submission with her agent.
Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova
Cabrillo Community College produces Porter Gulch Review, a literature and arts journal. The journal reflects the diversity and creativity of its contributors. 2,000 print copies are given away free and there is a longer online version. Submit: stories, poems, novel excerpts, plays, screenplays, photos and artwork. Submit work to PGR – at – cabrillo.edu; include the work as an RTF (rich text format) attachment, with your name on it, a short, playful bio, and your contact information. All visuals images must be high quality, 300 DPI or higher. They may need to sent individually or uploaded through Dropbox. Deadline for Spring issue: December 1, 2016 NOTE: If you have work ready to submit, scroll through Places to Submit, find a place where you can submit, check the deadline and go ahead. . . Submit. Places that are currently accepting submissions: Reed Magazine (No. 1, 2016) Writer Advice Scintillating Starts (Dec….