Children & young adults

The Writing for Children and Young Adults (WCYA) track is one of the only programs of its kind on the West Coast. It boasts a faculty of some of the most successful, cutting edge authors and professionals in children’s literature, all dedicated to fostering each writer’s unique voice.

The MFA program consists of five 10-day residencies, in early January and early August, and five distance semesters. Students work throughout with the award-winning authors on our faculty; during the final semester each student concentrates on editing the final stages of their manuscript.

There is no formula to writing compelling work for children and young adults; the program is dedicated to fostering each writer’s unique voice and craft. The WCYA track is a safe place to challenge yourself to write without fear and from your deepest creative self. We are all writers here. We all have a voice that needs to be heard.

Faculty in the writing for children and young adults concentration

Our faculty are creators and editors of award-winning, New York Times bestselling, and groundbreaking books of literary and commercial quality for children and young adults.

Writing for children and young adults
Writing for children and young adults
Writing for children and young adults
Traci Chee
Traci Chee
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Writing for children and young adults
Joe McGee
Joe McGee
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Writing for children and young adults
Writing for children and young adults
Jess Regel
Jess Regel
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Writing for children and young adults
Writing for children and young adults