Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 8, 2019

Opportunity: Online Interactive Middle Grade Mastery Course

Once a year, something magical happens! And that something is the Children’s Book Academy’s extraordinary interactive Middle Grade Mastery course. It hasn’t been running that long but students are already getting multiple agent offers, contract offers (including pre-empts), and rave reviews of their books.

This international, course starts May 13th for 4 highly interactive online weeks and ends with 2 bonus self-paced conference weeks and the exclusive Golden Ticket contest where editors and agents, hungry for quality middle grade novels, look at student’s work with an eye towards aquisitions.


Right now until April 24th the Academy has a SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL of $100.00 off PLUS a FREE Instant Access Chapter Book Mastery course, which students can take interactively during the course with an additional year’s access to take later! Just use the code MGMAGIC in the registration page promo-code area. Registration links are right here:

The course is co-taught by the dynamic trio of award-winning author Hillary Homzie, Sterling Editor Rachael Stein who acquired one of last year‘s student’s books, and Editor/Art Director Dr. Mira Reisberg.

There’s lots of:

  • Comprehensive guided lessons (both written and video) with additional worksheets, done-for-you templates, and handouts
  • Daily access to instructors more than happy to answer your questions in a wonderfully supportive community
  • Easy-peasy payment plans
  • A fabulous support team of three now published or contracted authors – Melissa Stoller, Tina Shepardson, and Sandra Sutter
  • Optional small critique groups
  • Interviews with experts
  • Some amazing special editor and agent guests joining the LIVE and recorded weekly critiques with additional Q&A including: Acquiring Editors Julia Maguire (Knopf), Samantha Gentry (Little Brown), Kate Sederstrom (Bloomsbury) and a Special Mystery Agent (TBA)!

Plus Tons of Career-Promoting Bonuses

The Golden Tickets

To further help students, this course features exclusive submission opportunities from multiple agents and editors including:

with more to come. It truly doesn’t get any better than this.

Here’s what former student Andrew Sass has to say:
I can’t remember how I stumbled across CBA and its Middle Grade mastery course, but I’m forever grateful that I did. Mira and the other co-teachers provided valuable daily lesson materials and weekly live webinar critiques of students’ work for four straight weeks (and then some!). They want you to succeed, and the course is presented in a way that feels both safe and supportive. It’s a must for established and aspiring authors alike, and one thing that especially stands out is CBA’s commitment to encouraging stories by underrepresented voices (e.g., religious and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, disabled, neurodiverse, etc.). The course’s students come from a variety of backgrounds as a result, which makes for an enriching, holistic approach to writing chapter books and middle grade novels. If you’ve ever thought about writing a book for children, this class is 100% worth it. – Andrew J. Sass (now agented after multiple offers and contracted to publish with a pre-empt contract).

And here are some more testimonials:
I have taken several CBA courses, and even though I’ve become familiar with the high standards of each course offered, I was blown away by this course’s offering. The wealth and breadth of material, the insightful training, knowledge and skills I gained cannot be quantified. I feel I want to keep coming back for more, as we are always learning more, and there is always new and refreshing material that is covered. I cannot speak highly enough of Mira and her colleagues. I feel if you want to become a children’s writer, then CBA is your surest route to fulfilling your dream. – Shirin Shamsi (now contracted for her debut middle grade novel)

This class walks you through every step of the process, from initial concept to editing and submission. What a wonderful resource for children’s writers looking to hone their craft. Five stars! – Samantha San Miguel (now agented and contracted for her debut novel through the Golden Ticket contest).

Middle Grade Mastery has something different to offer for all levels, from the beginning writer to mulit-book published writer. In a masterful way, it poses questions/exercises to all writers at all levels, but in a way each will apply differently to their own writing. If I’d taken the course five years ago, I would have gotten something completely different (but equally rewarding) out of it. Of all the writing courses I’ve taken (and there have been MANY) this course has a focus on Middle Grade that is unparalleled! – Donna Matney (now contracted)

There’s way too much goodness to describe about this potentially life-changing course to not only help students, and children who will read their books, but also the agents and editors who are desperate for high-quality Middle Grade novels! So pop on over here to take a peek and take advantage of this fabulous two-for-one offer AND the early bird hundred dollar discount asap!

If you are writing a niddle grade novel, here is a chance to get expert advise for revision and get your work in the right hands. Don’t miss out – check it out.

Talk tomorrow,


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