The Weekly 411 (7/31/20)

© Ioana Hobai

July 31, 2020 vol. 31

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. This week's illustration is by Ioana Hobai.


KID LIT NEWS


Illustrators: Don't forget to enter our Kidlit411 website banner design contest to win cash prizes, use of your design on our website, and an Illustrator Spotlight. Entries due by Aug. 31.

AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS


We are excited to feature award-winning illustrator James Ransome and his recent picture book, OVERGROUND RAILROAD, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House 2020). Enter to win a copy!




We are excited to feature author Colette Sewall and her MG debut, KiKi Macao and the Graveyard Ballerinas (Owl Hollow Press-August 4, 2020) Enter to win a copy!


Cover artist is MEL Tongol


Writing Courses

Sept. 17-20 Whole Novel Revision Retreat with Darcy PattinsonThis online retreat will be September 17-20, with a session Thursday and Friday night, sessions on Saturday during the day, and Sunday morning. Darcy has led these workshops around the country and is widely acclaimed as a revision teacher. Students will revise their entire novel and be prepared to critique three other students' manuscripts.



"Can't Connect" Rejections?

How To Interpret Literary Agent Rejections







How to Get a Literary Agent for Your Book

11 Authors Discuss the Road to Getting a Literary Agent


Contests & Awards



Sept. 3, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EST #Pitmad
  • What: Pitch your manuscript on Twitter (PB, MG, YA, adult)
  • Prize: attention from agents & editors with invitations to query

Oct. 29 #PBPitch
  • What: Twitter pitch party for picture book creators (illustrators and authors)
  • Prize: attention from agents & editors with invitations to query
Dec. 3, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EST #Pitmad
  • What: Pitch your manuscript on Twitter (PB, MG, YA, adult)
  • Prize: attention from agents & editors with invitations to query

Mentor Programs

Pitch Wars

  • What: apply for a mentorship to polish your completed, full-length MG, YA, NA, or adult manuscript with a published author to prepare for an agent showcase
  • Who is eligible: un-agented & unpublished writers
  • When to apply:  Sept. 27-29, 2020
  • What: matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life
  • Who is eligible: members of AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs)
  • When to apply: open twice a year, in August 1-12, 2020 & January

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks always for the great information. Both of these books look wonderful!

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