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!