The Weekly 411 (1/31/14)

© 2013 Julie Rowan-Zoch


Jan. 31, 2014 - Issue 4

The Weekly 411 is a compilation of all new links added to this site during the past week. You can get these posts by email by signing up for our email updates.



AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT


This week's Author Spotlight features author Alayne Kay Christian. The Illustrator Spotlight features illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch.



KIDLIT NEWS

Always remember to double check with a literary agency's website to make sure agent information is up to date.

Breaking News: American Library Association Awards (Kate DiCamillo wins the Newberry for FLORA & ULYSSES and Brian Floca wins the Caldecott for LOCOMOTIVE)






Kids are Writers - resource to encourage kids to write




3 Ways to Pace Your Picture Books

Top 10 Things that Picture Books Have Taught Me, by Beth Shaum




Artists' Selfies: Everybody's Doing It: : article about how illustrators can rely on themselves for photo reference




5 Tips for Poetry Performance RenĂ©e LaTulippe offers five tips that work not only for poetry, but for rhythm in picture books too.  A must watch (free video).




American Indians in Children's Literature - provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books


12 Children's Picture Books That Challenge Gender Roles






Cynsations - graphic novelist and YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith's site full of writer resources, reviews, interviews, and more





We have several new additions to our Writing Challenges. Coming up in March:


Mar. 3-7

2nd Annual FOOD FIGHT
Where: http://writeroutine.blogspot.com with Marcie Colleen
What: Bloggers begin a story with a lead up to a food fight. In each post, commenters must move the story forward, throw at least one piece of food and include at least one NEW word of onomatopoeia. At the end of the fight, bloggers wrap up and finish the story. In conjunction with World Read Aloud Day.
Who: Open to All (bloggers and commenters needed)
When: March 3rd to 7th
Cost: FREE





We have some new additions to Contests & Awards, including:



  • Award: $500 and Free Registration to the Workshop
  • Who is eligible- Everyone after $15.00 entry fee



Sending Out Submissions by Heather Fenton

Deal Breakers 2013: Contract Terms Writers Should Avoid (WMG Writer's Guide) Ebook




Word by Word Book Club, Meg Miller's Facebook group discussing writing craft books







Writing Tips from Hazel Edwards, Children's Author





Resources (Books and More)



Author Visit Information


9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links to Writers' Rumpus posts!

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  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. You're part of us now that you've been in the Spotlight!

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  4. Julie! I love your work and it was so fun to learn more about you!!!!

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  5. Thank you for the outstanding information and resources.

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