The Weekly 411 (6/1/18)
|© Steliyana Doneva|
June 1, 2018 vol. 22
JUNE KIDLIT411 BANNER
|© Nancy Colle|
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS
We are excited to feature author Demetra Brodsky and her debut YA thriller, DIVE SMACK (Tor Teen, June 19, 2018). Enter to win a copy!
|cover © Steven Youll|
Today we are pleased to feature Bulgarian illustrator Steliyana Doneva and her latest book AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MOTH, by Karlin Gray (Sleeping Bear Press, April 2018).
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature (over 6,000 digitized children's books)
Diversity in Kidlit
Conferences, Workshops & Retreats
Sept. 22 MFA Solstice Conference: Agents, Editors, Writers Join a small group of writers meeting with agents and editors for critiques and panels in a one-day workshop. (Belgrade Lakes, ME)
Oct 20 Rutgers One-on-One Conference Children's writers and illustrators work one-on-one with industry professionals (editors, agents, art directors, or published authors & illustrators) as mentors for a work in progress. You are guaranteed a 45-minute individualized critique and you join a roundtable discussion with four other mentor pairs. Application deadline June 30 for fiction and June 21 for nonfiction.
Contests & Awards
June 7 Pitmad
- What: Pitch your story on Twitter using the #Pitmad hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Who: unaccented writers, all categories/ genres
- Prize: agent attention and requests for your ms
June 21 PBPitch
- What: Pitch your picture book manuscript on Twitter using the #PBPitch hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Who: un-agented PB writers
- Prize: agent attention and requests for your manuscript
June 6 7 p.m. EST Opportunities in the Magazine Market (KidlitNation) Join editor of Spider Magazine Jestine Ware in a chat about writing for the children's magazine market.
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