The Weekly 411 (9/22/17)

© Charlene Chua

Sept. 22, 2017, vol. 38


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KIDLIT NEWS
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT

We feature YA author Bill Konigsberg. Enter to win a prize pack of three of his books, OPENLY STRAIGHT (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015), HONESTLY BEN (Arthur A. Levine Books 2017), and THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015)




We also feature illustrator Charlene Chua and her new picture book, HOW NIVI GOT HER NAMES, by Laura Deal (Inhabit Media 2017). Enter to win another of her books, AKILAK'S ADVENTURE, by Deborah Kigjugalik Webster (Inhabit Media 2016)









What I Gained from Contests (Besides my Agent)

Sept. 29 Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize
  • What: submit a PB manuscript
  • Who: unpublished & unaccented writers
  • Prize: 1st place: lunch consultation with agent Julia Churchill, £200, & a year subscription to Writing Magazine; 2nd place: PB critique, year subscription to WM and £50; 3rd place: year subscription to WM
  • What: write a story for children 7-11 years old, under 1500 words
  • Who: anyone over 16 years old
  • Prize: 1st place: €500 plus 2 week stay at The Moth Retreat (Ireland); 2nd place: €300, 3rd place: €200

Oct. 5 Inked Voices YA sci fi and fantasy workshop diversity scholarship

  • What: apply for a scholarship to the Inked Voices YA sci fi and fantasy workshop with agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. 8 writers share and critique each other's works and receive critiques from Eric Smith
  • Who: writers of color or with a diverse background
Oct. 11 Inked Voices MG workshop with agent Tina Wexler Diversity Scholarship
  • What: apply for a scholarship to the Inked Voices MG workshop with agent Tina Wexler of ICM Partners. 8 writers share and critique each others' works and receive critiques from the agent.
  • Who: writers of color or with a diverse background


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