The Weekly 411 (9/7/18)

© Rahele Jomepour Bell

Sept. 7, 2018, vol. 36

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


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS


Today we are pleased to feature picture book author Christy Mihaly and her picture book, HEY, HEY, HAY!, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (Holiday House Aug. 2018).  Enter to win a copy!


We also three awesome debut YA authors:
  • Amber Lynn Natusch, DARE YOU TO LIE (Tor Teen, Sept. 4, 2018)
  • Mischa Thrace, MY WHOLE TRUTH (Flux, Oct. 2, 2018)
  • Lucia DiStefano, BORROWED (Elephant Rock Productions, Nov. 1, 2018)
Enter the giveaway to win all three books!




NEW KIDLIT411 RESOURCE PAGE

Introducing our new resource page on Mentor Programs, which includes listings such as these programs, with application deadlines this Fall:


  • What: a six-month mentorship for advanced MG & YA writers with two in-person conferences
  • Who is eligible: SCBWI members
  • When to apply: Sept. 1- Dec. 15, 2018
Author Mentor Match

  • What: a mentorship to revise a completed MG or YA manuscript with agented/published MG/YA authors
  • Who is eligible: un-agented & unpublished MG/YA writers
  • When to apply: AMM Round 5 opens for application on Oct. 15-21, 2018



Women! Read Your Royalty Statements 



Sell Books and get PAID doing School Visits: How to Find Schools that Host Authors, How to Plan and What to Charge (book by author Kim Norman)




How Long Should It Take To Write A Book?




Critique Cheat Sheet




Interview with Emma D. Dryden: Revision, Getting Unstuck, and Knowing When Work is Ready to Submit 




Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Big Sur Children's Writers Workshop -  An Exclusive Workshop for Serious Children's Book Writers

Through these personalized workshops, Andrea Brown Literary Agency and leaders in the industry, work with writers to polish their materials. Faculty include Deirdre Jones (Senior Editor, Little Brown Books for Young Readers), Amy Novesky (editor, Creative Editions and Cameron Kids), Melissa Manlove (Senior Editor, Chronicle Books), and authors Maggie Takuda-Hall, Ellen Hopkins, Eric J. Adams, and Eric Elfman. (Big Sur, CA) Application deadline for scholarship is Sept. 30.

May 17-May 19 Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop An Exclusive Workshop for Serious Children's Book Writers

Through these personalized workshops, Andrea Brown Literary Agency and leaders in the industry, work with writers to polish their materials. Faculty include Yolanda Scott (Associate Publisher & Director, Charlesbridge Publishing), and authors David Elliot, Anne Sibley O'Brien. (Cape Cod, MA)



Making a Simple Book Trailer Using iMovie





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