Highlighter Journal

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.

The Highlighter journal team:

  • Denise Taranov, 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 the copyright to their work and material can only be reused with their permission.

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Spring Highlighter Journal

The Spring 2024 issue of Highlighter has the theme "Characters." Just as in Rachel Lofton's cover illustration, characters draw us in. They give our stories heart to make them meaningful and relatable for our readers. This issue is packed with tips and insights from Mid-Atlantic kidlit creators to help us bring our characters to life. Like the Highlighter journal? Consider contributing! 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

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Winter 2024


Fall 2023

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Summer 2023


Spring 2023


Winter 2023


Fall 2022


Summer 2022


Spring 2022

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Winter 2022