The Weekly 411 (11/20/15)

© Liza Woodruff

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, Issue #47                                                                               

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KIDLIT NEWS


Jennifer Chen Tran, an agent at Fuse Literary, is acquiring YA and NA, and select graphic novels (MG, YA)

Agent Christa Heschke will answer your questions on her blog on Monday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT



This week we spotlight YA author Craig Lew and his debut novel, BREATH TO BREATH. Be sure to enter his giveaway.

Blogs to Follow

Picture Book Publishers 101 - A site that provides in depth coverage on children's publishers


Writing Courses


Nov. 21 3 p.m. CST Avoiding Pitfalls in Picture Books - Join master storyteller Ann Whitford Paul as she teaches you why your picture book is not selling and what pitfalls to avoid.

12x12 Two-Pack Webinar with Jane Yolen and Emma Dryden Two of this year's most popular webinars from the 12x12 challenge, author Jane Yolen and editor Emma Dryden provide tips on writing amazing picture books.

Conferences, Retreats & Workshops

Dec. 1- 16 Online First 15 Pages Workshop: Young Adult and New Adult Fiction  Share your first fifteen pages and get critique from experienced editor Tamra Tuller. You'll submit to a private online workshop group, exchange feedback with peers and get written feedback from Tamra. There will be a debrief webinar to close for discussion and questions.


Jan. 11-29  Online First Pages Workshop: Middle Grade and Chapter Books Share your first fifteen pages and get critique from literary agent and writing instructor Sally Apokedak. You'll submit to a private online workshop group, exchange feedback with peers and get written feedback from Sally. There will be a debrief webinar to close for discussion and questions.

April 22-29  Kidlit Cruise College Enjoy a week of writing while cruising from Miami, Fl to Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. Join authors Eric Rohmann, Candace Flemming, agent Jill Corcoran, and more. 

Aug. 3-7 Writers Who Run - Get both your writing and running fixes in one weekend! It's a three-day writing conference with critiques, agents and authors, daily running opportunities, and a 7-mile trail race. (Fontana Dam, NC)





Can you Promote a Book Without Making Yourself Miserable?




Diversity is Magic: A Roundtable on Children's Literature and Speculative Fiction




3 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Chances with an Agent




  • What: apply for a free membership in Julie Hedlund's annual 12x12 picture book challenge (write 12 PBs in 1 year)
  • Who: 2 authors demonstrating financial need, 2 authors of diverse backgrounds

Jan. 10-16 ReviMo (Revise More Picture Books) with Meg Miller.
What: Revise at least four picture book manuscripts over 7 days and be eligible to win prizes; find inspiration from fellow writers 




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