Interested in science writing for kids?

NASW has created a new email discussion group for science writers who are interested in writing for kids. NASW member Chris Crockett proposed the idea after the topic of writing for younger audiences came up on NASW’s general NASW-Talk discussion list and garnered a lot of interest from the community.

"Writing for kids comes with many rewards as well as its own special challenges, from checking readability levels to navigating science curriculum standards," Crockett said. "NASW-SciWriKids will be an open, welcoming and supportive environment for chatting about the ins and outs of writing for this market. Our hope is that experts, novices and everyone in between will gather to swap resources, advice and writing opportunities. Even if you've never written for kids before but are perhaps just curious, sign up and join the discussion."

Crockett, a freelance astronomy writer, is managing the list with fellow freelancers Andy Boyles, Caitlin Shirts and Lenora Todaro. Russ Clemmings, NASW’s cybrarian, will serve as the list’s moderator.

Subscribe to this discussion list at If you have questions, email Crockett at

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Dec. 15, 2020

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