The Weekly 411 (2/27/15)

© Mette Engell

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, Issue #9

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KIDLIT NEWS


AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT

This week's author-illustrator in the spotlight is Jed Alexander and our illustrator is Mette Engel.




The Acquisition Process by Harold Underdown






Molly Idle: Putting Together a Prize Winning Portfolio


Graphic Novel imprint First Second's Submission Guidelines

Giuseppe Castellano's Art Tips Blog




Design 100 Somethings - Jake Parker challenges you to create 100 versions of something as a way to improve your art

Inktober 31 - a monthly ink drawing challenge


The Best LGBT Children's Books: A Sweet and Assuring Celebration of Diversity and Difference


Best Books by or About American Indians


Perceptions of Diversity in Book Reviews



I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell do I Read? (Lee Wind's blog)


We Need Diverse Books - home of the campaign
  

Simply Messing About - blog of four illustrators, Tracy Bishop, Christina Forshay, Renee Korilla, Laura Zarrin, sharing illustration tips and art

Penny Klostermann's A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Series- monthly posts along with interviews.

Mondays with Mandy or Mira  Great craft info on writing picture books




Literary Agent Soundoff: Query Letter Basics




How to Create Picture Book eBooks





Mentor Texts for Writers by Marcie Flinchum Atkins




FREE Webinar on March 13, 5:30 p.m. PSTThe New Publisher Paradigm: Getting Published with Small, Indie, Self, and e-Publishing.


How to Self Publish or become an Indie Publisher with Crowdfunding (Children's Book Academy class with Jed Alexander and Mira Reisberg on how to self-publish or become an independent quality publisher at no financial risk) Begins March 23, 2015.




Words and Pictures: Online Magazine for SCBWI British Isles Magazine

The International Illustrator


Mar. 11  #PitMad, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
  • What: Brenda Drake's Twitter pitch party where you pitch your completed manuscripts
  • Prize: Agents who are interested in your pitch may ask you to query or submit to them

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