Our online, self-paced courses have been launching writers’ careers since 1969. Work with a published author and professional editor as your one-on-one mentor.

Together you’ll explore what inspires you, develop engaging characters, hook your reader with dynamic plots, conflicts, and resolutions, and discover (and learn to appreciate!) the art of constructive feedback & revision. You’ll transform your stories into sellable manuscripts. Think of our one-on-one method of instruction and time-tested curriculum as your launchpad—providing the structure, guidance, and support you need to stay focused on your craft and prepare your writing for today’s publishing marketplace.

Become a published author

As a student at the Institute, you’ll look beyond the end of your manuscript to the business of selling and publishing your work. Your instructor will teach you how the publishing industry works, help you navigate publication challenges that apply to your unique story, and will collaborate with you to fine-tune your manuscript to meet submission standards. You don’t have to do it alone! We’ll help you demystify the marketplace and rise to the challenge.

Where our students have been published

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Writing for Children & Teens

Create short stories & articles for magazines. Kickstart your children’s book—from PB to YA, your choice.

Assignments

10

TIME

220 hours/ 2 years

TUITION

$1,515 or $79/month

IDEAL FOR

Pre-published writers

Writing for Magazines

Write short stories & articles for the magazine market only.

 

Assignments

7

TIME

155 Hours / 12-18 Months

TUITION

$999 or $79/month

IDEAL FOR

Pre-published writers

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Meet your instructor

Guides to great writing

Student Testimonials

Peter D’Hollander
ICL Graduate
Angelie Tumaghap Martzke
ICL Graduate
Shayna Kershaw
ICL Graduate

Writer’s Resources

Are you working on a manuscript? Would you like professional critiques from a published author?

Improve your manuscript with our manuscript critique service.

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Free writing resources at your fingertips. Guides to help improve your writing. View all of our writers toolkit resources here.

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Want to write for adults?

Our sister school, Institute for Writers, offers online, self-paced, one-on-one mentorship for the adult’s market. Perfect for any writer looking to learn essential writing techniques, apply those techniques to their writing interest, and target their manuscripts to specific markets.

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