Highlighter Journal

The Highlighter is a quarterly journal published by the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Region (DC & Virginia). It aspires to serve as a resource that is supportive, useful, inspiring, and connecting. Highlighter journal team:

  • Denise Taranov, Editor, content
  • Katie Erickson, Layout editor
  • Korena Di Roma Howley, Copyeditor

Submissions Are you interested in contributing an article, illustration, or other content to Highlighter? Please send your ideas and/or portfolio link to Denise Taranov at MidAtlanticHighlighter@gmail.com. Contributors retain copyright to their work; material can only be reused with their permission.

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Winter Highlighter Journal

A new year brings renewed focus on our kidlit projects. The Winter 2024 issue of Highlighter on the theme "Humor" offers techniques and inspiration for adding humor and levity to our writing. Randy Fredner's cover comic sets the stage for articles and resources to help us tap into the funny side in all of us. Don't miss the "Get Connected" page with information on the many virtual and in-person events in the weeks ahead. As we dive into the year, consider contributing to Highlighter! If you're interested in developing an article, submitting illustrations, or providing writing or research support, let us know at MidAtlanticHighlighter@gmail.com.

Past Journal Issues


Fall 2023

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Summer 2023


Spring 2023


Winter 2023


Fall 2022


Summer 2022



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