The Weekly 411 (8/20/21)
|© Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis|
August 20, 2021 vol. 34
We are pleased to feature author Nadia Salomon and her debut picture book, Goodnight Ganesha, illustrated by Poonam Mistry (Philomel Books) out August 31. Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Alda P. Dobbs and her middle-grade debut, Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna (Sourcebooks for Young Readers), out on Sept. 14! Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Michelle I. Mason and her debut young adult novel, Your Life Has Been Delayed (Bloomsbury YA) out on September 7. Enter to win a copy!
|Cover Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell/ Designer: Danielle Ceccolini|
More than just another yoga or mindfulness book, My Heart Flies Open transports young readers to a magical world where they learn to overcome negative emotions and move dynamically through their feelings--shining bright and connecting to the peace, laughter, love, grounding, and spirit that live inside all along.
- What: apply to one of three residencies in Portland, Oregon, for speculative fiction, writers over 40, or a general residency
- Award: a short-term residency in apartments in Portland, Oregon + $1200 stipend
- What: Twitter pitch contest for Latinx creators in kidlit
- Who: authors and illustrators who identify as Latinx
- Prize: interest from agents & editors for your pitched projects
- What: apply for a $5000 grant for art or writing
- Who is eligible: creative people who are parents of children
- Award: $5000 grants
- What: apply for one of 16 mentorships with award-winning book creators (PB text, illustration, MG, YA)
- Who is eligible: children's writers or illustrators from diverse backgrounds
- When to apply: Oct 1-31, 2021
- What: apply for a mentorship to polish your completed, full-length MG, YA, or adult manuscript with a published author to prepare for an agent showcase
- Who is eligible: un-agented & unpublished writers
- When to apply: Sept. 25-30, 2021
- What: apply to a mentor for your MG, YA, or adult manuscript
- Who is eligible: un-agented authors of color who are ready to query
- When to apply: between August 26-30, 2021