The Weekly 411 (1/15/21)
|© Mary Jane Lange|
We are thrilled to feature debut author Kate Albus and her middle historical novel, A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON (Margaret Ferguson Books), coming out on Feb. 2! Enter to win a copy!
|illustration © Jane Newland|
We are excited to feature YA author Andrea Tang and her novel, RENEGADE FLIGHT (Razorbill, March 23, 2021), the futuristic companion novel to her debut book, REBELWING. Enter to win a copy!
|illustration © Mike Heath|
PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY
We are excited to feature a giveaway of the picture book, MY MONSTERPIECE, by Amalia Hoffman (Yeehoo Press), coming out on Mar. 2, 2021. Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
About the book: A celebration of imagination, creativity, acceptance, and art that will delight children of all ages. Ever tried to make the meanest, wildest, scariest monster? What if even a green tongue, pointy horns, creepy sharp teeth, and claws won't frighten anyone away? Join the frustrated artist on a hilariously hair-raising adventure where the scary and not scary mingle and lead to the discovery that overcoming fear and prejudice can bring about a wonderful FRIENDSHIP.
About the author-illustrator: Amalia Hoffman is an award-winning author and illustrator of many children's books, including All Colors, one of 2019 School Library Journal Best Board Books and Dreidel Day, a PJ Library Book. She is the author of The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero, a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection Book. Amalia frequently tells her stories in schools, libraries and bookstores with puppets and props. She lives in Larchmont, New York.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- What: apply for a free spot in a novel-writing course
- Who: Caribbean writers living in the Caribbean
Jan. 31 Good Story Grant
- What: apply for one of two $1500 grants to further your writing career
- Who: one grant available to everyone, one to a BIPOC writer
Feb. 1-April 10 Ann Whitford Paul-Writer's Digest Manuscript Award
- What: apply for a grant for the development of a PB manuscript under 1000 words
- Who: SCBWI member with PBs not under contract or not sold a PB manuscript in the last 5 years
- Prize: $1000 grant
April 30, 2021 Astra International Picture Book Contest
- What: enter a picture book manuscript under 1000 words, not previously published or under consideration anywhere else
- Who: anyone over 21
- Prize: cash prizes $10,000, $5,000, $1,000 contingent on agreeing to giving publisher a one-year priority option to publish the book
July 15-Aug 30 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Professional Development Award
- What: apply for a grant to develop of improve your art
- Who: SCBWI illustrators who have published 1-3 picture books
- Prize: $2500 grant
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