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 BelprĂ©!) David Diaz in the Illustrator Spotlight. 



New MG and PB wish lists on Pitch Smart Kid Lit


3 Agents Wish Lists  (Jen RofĂ©, 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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

54 comments:

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    1. Speedy, indeed! If there was a prize for 1st- you'd win, Robyn!

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  2. Wow, what an amazing amount of information you guys are sharing! I will be sharing for sure!!!

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  3. What a fantastic resource KIDLIT411 is. Thank you. -Michelle Lynn Senters

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  4. Thank you for all of the information you've shared. I really appreciate the opportunities you offer as well!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! We appreciate the comments!

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  5. You guys are doing great things! Enjoy it!

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  6. Thanks. This site is turning out to be a wonderful resource.
    Laura Jenkins

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  7. I shared your site at a workshop I gave at the local community college this week. It's a great resource.

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    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! I'm going to squeeze you the next time I see you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Deirdre! Glad you're enjoying it!

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  9. There's a great new resource in Kid Lit Town...and you guys are IT! Thanks for the info, links, articles...I love it. :)

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  10. This is awesome! I shared on everything! What a great opportunity!

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  11. Thank you for your time and sharing your talent.

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  12. This site is so AMAZING already!!!

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  13. I want a badge for my blog that says, "I follow Kidlit411." Pretty please.

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  14. Thank you for "bringing it all together" for writers, illustrators, and kidlit learners!

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  15. Thank you for your fabulous site, and this great opportunity!

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    1. I am so glad you're enjoying the site! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  16. Well Elaine, the only one I'm missing is the Pinterest...I think I wouldn't get ANY writing done if I did that board, too! :/ Thanks for this opportunity!

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    1. Ah, good job, Rene! Good luck in the contest! :)

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  17. hi!.
    my brother sent me your link. he got it from miss sharon mayhews facebook page. im just learning about writing kids stuff. yikes! not easy. this is gonna be a good place for me to get some really good info and help me to be a way better writer. thanks for a cool blog.
    ...smiles from lenny

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    1. Thanks, Lenny! We are so happy that you are finding it helpful! Welcome to the kid lit community!

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  18. So glad you started this site. It's very helpful and you guys are great.

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  19. Thanks so much for your kind words, Wendy! :)

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  20. Love your site!! So happy to have found it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Christine! We're so happy you are enjoying it!

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  21. I blogged about KIDLIT411...should we post on our own facebook walls? http://www.keiladawson.com/?p=378

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    1. Thanks KV! No ned to post on walls, thanks!

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  22. Awesome site! Awesome contest!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! So happy you're finding it helpful! :)

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