The Weekly 411 (10/16/15)

© Stephanie Olivieri

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Issue #42                                                                                  

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KIDLIT NEWS


New Literary Agent Alert: Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary- Seeks YA and Graphic Novels


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT



This week we are featuring YA author, Natasha Sinel in the author spotlight.


Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Dec. 4-6 Big Sur Writing Workshop - The agents at Andrea Brown Literary Agency put on an amazing writer's workshop for writers of picture books, chapter books, MG, and YA. Accepting applications now. (Big Sur, California)




Take a Look Sunday: submit two sequential illustrations to Kathy Temean's blog and get the opportunity to be critiqued by the agents at CATugeau Literary Agency.




Oct. 26-30 Susanna Hill's 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest

  • What: Write a Halloween story of fewer than 100 words using the words, costume, dark and haunt, post it on your blog, and link to her contest
  • Prize: Read & critique from agent Tricia Lawrence; critique from PB author Diana Murray, more
  • What: Submit the first 150-250 words of your YA novel, a log line, and a title; must mention contest twice in social media
  • Prize: Consideration by agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

Oyate - a Native American organization that evaluates books and curricula with Indian themes to ensure accuracy




Promoting a Pre-Order




5 Easy Steps to Being a Twitter-Pitcher




Don't Be Scared Of a Good Critique




11 Steps to Finding the Agent Who Will Love Your Book



Do Non Fiction Books Always Have a Story Arc?



Today's Little Ditty - all about children's poetry, with writing tips, interviews, and monthly challenges


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