The Weekly 411 (2/16/18)

© Jennifer Sattler

Feb. 16, 2018, vol. 7

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie, the Kidlit411 Manuscript Swap to find critique partners, and the Kidlit411 Portfolio Swap for art critiques. 


KIDLIT NEWS


New agent alert: Kieryn Ziegler of Dystel, Goodrich & Bourget is looking for YA & MG. In fiction, she especially loves books about exciting new worlds, found families, fantastic female characters, and stories with diverse POVs, and would love to see more LGBTQ+ characters in sci-fi and fantasy.

Agent News: Bookends Literary Agency welcomes two agents, Naomi Davis and Amanda Jain. Naomi is seeking YA and MG.


GIVEAWAY

The 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week. Click here for the full list of winners. To celebrate the Newbery (HELLO, UNIVERSE, by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow Books) & Caldecott (WOLF IN SNOW, by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel & Friends) winners, we are giving away a copy of each to one of our readers:


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AUTHOR and AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS

Today we are excited to feature YA author Miriam McNamara and her highly anticipated debut novel, THE UNBINDING OF MARY READE (Sky Pony Press, June 18, 2018). Enter to win a copy (available after release).




We are also part of the blog tour for picture book author-illustrator Jennifer Sattler and her new board book series, DIRTY BIRDIES and JUNGLE GYM (Sleeping Bear Press, Feb. 15, 2018). She is the author-illustrator of over a dozen books, including the CHICK 'N' PUG and PIG KAHUNA series. Enter to win a copy of the books, a tote bag, and original art.




May 18-20 Big Sur in the Rockies
Join the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and the Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming) SCBWI's intensive writing workshop to prepare PB, MG, and YA manuscripts for publication. Work in small groups with Andrea Brown agents, published authors, and editors. Conference is sold out, but there is a limited wait list.

Aug. 8-12 Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing 2018
Want to learn how to add this timely topic to your educational & trade fiction and nonfiction books? Consider signing up for the Nuts and Bolts of STEM writing at the Highlights Foundation with Miranda Paul, Jen Swanson, an editor from Crown Books on site, with Skype visits from editors at Nomad Press, Millbrook Press, and Bloomsbury. All attendees will be able to submit to 5 different publishing houses. Scholarships are available! (Honesdale, PA)



Annette Pimentel on Scaffolding the Past for Young Readers




How Upcoming Facebook Updates will Impact Authors



There's still time to sign up for the 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. Write 12 picture book manuscripts in one year, join a great community of writers, get webinars, and more.


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26 comments:

  1. Thank you for the valuable information. I read about Facebook recently but I didn't think it was real. I have seen a lot of "copy and paste" posts about this (although not in regard of the publishing world) from friends and I thought it was only another game people was playing along. Concerning...

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  2. Thank you, KidLit411 for all of your useful and relevant links--every week!

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  3. Great big bountiful stuff. As always! <3

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  4. I love Fridays! Always find inspiration in these weekly Kidlit411 roundups. thank you Elaine and Sylvia for all you do for this community:)

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I have both winning books on my tbr. Also, I love the cover for The Unbinding of Mary Reade.

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  6. I love these posts and can always count on you to give me book suggestions to add to my list. Thanks!

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  7. Great links and information as always!

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  8. Thanks for continuing to feature terrific authors and illustrators! And for alerting us to agency news!

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  9. Thank you for the many resources and opportunities! LOVE the book giveaways!

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  10. Congratulations to the Newberry and Caldecott winners!

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  11. Your blog posts make my heart beat fast. Thank you for all your exciting useful posts!

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  12. Congratulations to Erin & Matthew for their winning books! Thanks to the Kidlit411 team for all your work.

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  13. I look forward to the 411 posts each week. Thank you for all of the hard work that goes into it each week!

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  14. Congratulations to Erin Entrada Kelly and Matthew Cordell!

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  15. I always read the award winners, so thank you for the chance to win my own copies. I always buy the Newbery books to keep.

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  16. I look forward to finding news and other critique partners on the group. Thanks for reporting new information.

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  17. Congratulations Erin Entrada Kely and Matthew Cordell! Can't wait to read both of your books!

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  18. Congratulations to Erin and Matthew. I don't know Hello Universe but Wolf in the Snow is awesome.

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  19. Oh, and Jennifer's board books look adorable!

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  20. You provide an awesome service...but then I've told you that already. :)

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  21. Love these giveaways - and always appreciate your updating of information for this site. Thank you.

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