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Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Weekly 411 (2/28/14) - Giveaway

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The Weekly 411 (2/28/14) - Giveaway

© David Diaz

Feb. 28, 2014 Issue 8

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to this site each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our updates. If you have news or links to share, please email them to kidlit411@kidlit411.com.



IT'S A KIDLIT411 LAUNCH CELEBRATION CONTEST! 


We're running a contest to celebrate the launch of Kidlit411! Enter to win the chance of a magnificent picture book critique from author Susanna Leonard Hill or the opportunity to submit a PB, MG, or YA manuscript to agent Mira Reisberg of Hummingbird Literary (which is currently closed to queries!) 

Go to the bottom of this page to enter! The giveaway ends on Friday, March 7, 2014.


AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT


We couldn't be more excited to announce that we have the very talented author, Beth Coulton is in our Author Spotlight today! We are also thrilled to feature the multi-award winning illustrator (Caldecott! Pura Belpré!) David Diaz in the Illustrator Spotlight. 



New MG and PB wish lists on Pitch Smart Kid Lit


3 Agents Wish Lists  (Jen Rofé, Debora Warren & Ammi-Joan Paquette)


A big list of agent wish lists from Thriller Fest IX (a conference for thriller fans in July in NYC)


FOR WRITERS






Kate Messner's Plot Intensive Handouts

Do You Prefer to Write Character Driven or Plot Driven Stories? Checklist.

Surviving Rejection


50 Tools that Can Improve Your Writing


FOR ILLUSTRATORS



"Links and Tips for Storyboarding and Illustration" - long list of links on how to storyboard


"Just Enjoy the Pictures: Handcrafted versus Digital Pictures" article in the Horn Book about choosing your medium





NONFICTION

"Layer upon Layer: Building a Nonfiction Manuscript" by Melissa Sweet 


SUBMISSIONS: AGENTS & EDITORS

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Agent- Writer Beware rounds up excellent links for questions to ask a prospective agent


INDIE PUBLISHING


When to Self Publish, a publisher's perspective



Raising Book Monsters- Cindy Williams Schrauben - A go to blog for helpful hints about children and books.

The Blabber Mouth Blog- Linda Epstein, DiChiara Literary Agency A peek inside an agent's world.


Check out our newly listed contests and awards (details are on the Contests & Awards page)

March 12   Lucy Cavendish Annual Fiction Prize

March 20 - 24  March Madness Writing Contest with Susanna Leonard Hill
How to Become Fearless!

Quotes on Writing

ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY:

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