The Weekly 411 (5/22/15)

© Daria Peoples

Friday, May 22, 2015, Issue #21                                                                                   

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KIDLIT NEWS

New Agent Alert:  Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran Literary
Seeks PB, MG, YA, NA and Adult


AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT

Our author-illustrator in the spotlight is Daria Peoples.




So You Want to Write For Kids: The Least You Should Know


15 Essential Time Saving Tools for Busy Writers





Picture Book Formatting 

Tips for Staying out of the Slush Pile










  • What: Enter into a single elimination tournament-style query competition. Submit your query and the first 250 words between 5:30 p.m. EST and 6:30 p.m. EST
  • Prize: Get your work noticed by agents and receive possible requests

Writing the Young Adult Verse Novel




William and Mary Quarterly - historical scholarly magazine founded in 1892 covering early American history and culture. Searchable online.




Third Thursdays - The School of Visual Storytelling's monthly challenge to illustrate to a prompt with a chance for feedback and discounts



Legal Resources for Creatives


Signing with a Literary Agent? Here's What Should Be in Your Contract



Nov. 1-30 NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

What: An annual month-long challenge to write a novel of at least 50,000 words. Sign up to track your progress and connect with fellow authors.

Nov. 1-30 PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) with Tara Lazar

What: Come up with one picture book idea a day. Sign up for inspirational posts, prizes, and community.






Agent and Editor Wish List (on Tumblr)











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