Start your creative journey today by joining our online writing community of children's book writers and illustrators dedicated to crafting amazing stories.
$750 / year
$ 75 / month
ENROLLMENT OPENS JANUARY 2022
Instant access to all of our 18 signature courses on writing and illustrating children's books..
All-access to 29 craft-based self-study mini-classes with a live review every month.
Step-by-step guides, checklists, workbooks, and many other resources to help guide you through the creative process.
Access to our illustration and writing community of storytellers!
Ask-Me-Anything events with agents and editors.
Virtual live workshops with an opportunity to have your work critiqued.
Free placement in a peer critique group.
First access to buy a place in a mentored critique group or one-on-one critiques with instructors.
$ 35 / month
- Instant access to our 13 signature courses on writing and illustrating children's books.
- All-access to 29 craft-based self-study mini-classes with a live review every month.
- Step-by-step guides, checklists, workbooks, and many other resources to help guide you through the creative process.
- Access to our illustration and writing community of storytellers!
- Ask-Me-Anything events with agents and editors.
“Ask Me Anything” Sessions
We will be hosting live “Ask Me Anything” sessions with agents and editors. All members are invited!
Connect with fellow storytellers and keep tabs on the industry.
Live workshops will be held for select signature courses during each term. A couple of lucky participants will have their stories or artwork reviewed by the instructor, and everyone will get their questions answered!
Meet regularly and receive ongoing feedback from a group of peers. Join a critique group based on your individual writing style and level of experience.
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Get lifetime access to any course or mini-class purchased.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a Makers Pro member, you have access to our entire library of courses, live workshops, and events. You can go through any class as many times as you like for the duration of your membership. Additionally, if you are interested, we will place you in a peer critique group for free.
As a Makers Plus member, you have access to most of the same courses, but they are all self-study. Self-study means that you don't have access to live workshops, live classes, or peer critique group placement. As a membership bonus, you are invited to attend our live “Ask Me Anything” sessions with agents and editors three times per year.
Our signature courses dive deep into the craft of writing and illustrating. Each course contains pre-recorded lessons, handouts, and action items designed to improve your craft. Our signature courses are available for self-study year-round for Makers Pro and Makers Plus members.
Our mini-classes are bite-sized, skill-based courses designed to focus on a specific element of writing, illustrating, or business. Ranging from 20 minutes to 120 minutes, depending on the topic, mini-classes are pre-recorded and available on-demand for all Makers Pro and Makers Plus members.
Live workshops are held in each term for select signature courses. In a live workshop, students are invited to receive real-time feedback and Q&A time with the instructors. Feedback is not guaranteed. Live workshops and workshop replays are only available for Makers Pro members.
Live reviews are the same but for mini-classes. With each new mini-class that's released, one live review is held at the end of the term. We also revisit a few popular mini-classes each year to give students another live review for the class. Both Makers Pro and Makers Plus members can join live reviews for mini-classes and view the replays.
Each year we release three to four new signature courses and nine new mini-classes.
You can sign up for a monthly membership or save money by signing up for the full year. You can cancel a monthly membership anytime, but it will renew automatically if you don't cancel it. An annual membership lasts for 12 months. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee for either type of membership, so you can try it risk-free.
Self-study means you don't have the live guidance or feedback from the instructor (or community) during workshops. You are watching the lessons and doing the assignments at your own pace, on your own time. It's the same content, and you can still email Storyteller Academy staff for help if you need it.
All of Storyteller Academy’s courses can be accessed online. We recommend you have a personal computer or tablet for optimal experience.
Bring your story to life!