Wednesday 31 March 2010


Anyone interested in children's or YA fiction will probably want to have a look at Write4Children, a new online academic journal devoted entirely to just those subjects, the second issue of which is out today. It's free - no subscription - and there are some classy articles by Michael Rosen, the children's poet and previous children's laureate; a piece on 'White Privilege and Children's Publishing' by Laura Atkins; Bridget Carrington on the history of YA fiction for girls; an article by Virginia Lowe on a parent's diary of her children's reading - and many more. There's even a bit by me in there, my personal response to a very academic account in the previous issue by Dr Peter Hunt, on the approach to writing for children. Altogether well worth a visit!


  1. Thanks for the link - I've bookmarked the stie now :)

  2. Thanks for the mention Katherine! I'm writing another for Vanessa at the moment for the poetry issue, on nursery rhymes. Cheers, Virginia
    Dr Virginia Lowe
    Create a Kids' Book
    PO Box 2, Ormond Victoria 3204
    ph: 03 9578 5689
    mob: 0400 488 100
    "Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two children tell" (Routledge 2007)

  3. You're welcome - I'll look forward to reading it.