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Getting Published: Navigating the Children's Book Market

Course Overview


This final required course in the Children's Book Illustration and Children's Book Writing certificate programs will guide you through the process of getting published, covering topics such as:

  • Traditional and independent publishing options
  • Writing queries
  • How to choose professional representation (or self-management)
  • Navigating contracts
  • Self-marketing techniques
  • Managing an effective online presence

Throughout the course, you will also work on completing a portfolio of your work or a book dummy/proposal.

This course will next be offered Online in Winter Quarter 2020 (enrollment opens on 10/25/19).

Enrollment Information


A portfolio is required to be submitted to the Academic Department one quarter prior to enrolling in this course.

Portfolio Submission Deadline: November/December 2019 (exact date to come).

Please read & follow the Portfolio Submission Guidelines thoroughly:

Portfolio Submission Guidelines
Once all other certificate requirements & electives have been completed, please email the academic department to request enrollment in this course: ahl@ucsd.edu.

Course Fee: $395
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ALL required and elective Children's Book Illustration or Children's Book Writing certificate courses.
Recommended Prerequisite: Illustrating Children's Books: Portfolio Development (only applies to Children's Book Illustration certificate students)

Course Number: ART-40636
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Children’s Book IllustrationChildren’s Book Writing