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Getting Published: Navigating the Children's Book Market

Course Overview


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

  • Traditional & 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.
Open to students who have completed all other certificate requirements & electives.

This annual course will next be offered in Winter Quarter 2021 (schedule will be posted in October).

Enrollment Information


Pre-approval is required before enrolling. A portfolio is to be submitted to the Academic Department one quarter prior to course start date. Portfolios are reviewed to determine course enrollment eligibility. Eligible students will be given access to enroll in this closed course.


Please read & follow the Portfolio Submission Guidelines thoroughly:

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

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)
Questions: Contact the Academic Department at

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