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Childrens' Book Writing

by Nasheedah King
(United States)

Is the Children's Institute Literacy Program based out of Philadelphia, PA a reputable agency to take a writing course? The course cost $500 and program is approximately 5 to 8 weeks long. There is an initial aptitude test to determine how well you can write. They promised to critique student's manuscipt for possible publication after graduation.

ANSWER:

Hi Nasheedah. I'm not familiar with this teaching organization, but I went to their web site, and I like how they provide a list of their writing instructors, along with each instructor's qualifications and photo. That inspires confidence.

They also provide a way to contact them, including phone numbers and a fax number, so you can call the number first and be sure that you can get through to an actual person. If you can, that's a good sign.

They also have a forum, where you can ask questions, get answers, and read what others are saying.

For all these reasons I think they're a legitimate organization.