For Writers

We here at the Mixed-Up Files are passionate about middle-grade books.  But we’re also excited about middle-grade writers!  We love to provide support, resources, and links to writing great middle-grade books.  We know MG books are special—many of them gave us reading pleasure during our own tender middle-grade years and provided inspiration to write manuscripts emulating those same emotions and yearnings we felt way-back then. Maybe it was Little House on the Prairie, The Phantom Tollbooth, Harriet the Spy, or even From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler that inspired you.  In any case, you’re here, which means you love to write middle-grade books.

So pull up a chair, enjoy a cupcake with sprinkles, and get ready to be middle-grade-ified!


7 responses to “For Writers

  1. I am so thrilled to find your site! It’s fabulous! I’ve just finished a MG eco-fantasy that is currently on submission. I can’t wait to read through all your “mixed-up files.” 🙂

  2. Good to find an MG-specific site. Cupcakes sound good, although as a Brit I call sprinkles ‘hundreds and thousands’ (maybe we eat more of them than we should).

    Would visitors to your site be interested in my first attempt at MG, Rainbow, just available on Kindle? My other books are YA but this is really for the 10+ age range. If you’re into soccer, farming and psychic cows, this could be for you. It’s a niche market.


  3. T. P. Jagger

    Congrats on your new book! Also, sorry for the slow reply–I just noticed your posted comment….

    Is The Magical World of Sebella from a traditional publisher or self-published? (Although I’ve only been with MUF a bit over a year, as far as I know, we don’t post interviews with self-published authors or include self-published books within our book lists.)

    Regardless, I hope you find some useful writing resources within the MUF site! 🙂

    -T. P. Jagger

  4. I was wondering how to submit a book for review or to be included on your book list. My book, The Magical World of Sebella was release last week. Thanks.

  5. Include me in. Looks like I will be in good company.

  6. Thank you for an excellent list of posts & resources! Awesome job!

  7. I’m always a sucker for cupcakes with sprinkles, so here I’ll stay. 🙂