The Weekly 411 (1/31/14)

© 2013 Julie Rowan-Zoch

Jan. 31, 2014 - Issue 4

The Weekly 411 is a compilation of all new links added to this site during the past week. You can get these posts by email by signing up for our email updates.


This week's Author Spotlight features author Alayne Kay Christian. The Illustrator Spotlight features illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch.


Always remember to double check with a literary agency's website to make sure agent information is up to date.

Breaking News: American Library Association Awards (Kate DiCamillo wins the Newberry for FLORA & ULYSSES and Brian Floca wins the Caldecott for LOCOMOTIVE)

Kids are Writers - resource to encourage kids to write

3 Ways to Pace Your Picture Books

Top 10 Things that Picture Books Have Taught Me, by Beth Shaum

Artists' Selfies: Everybody's Doing It: : article about how illustrators can rely on themselves for photo reference

5 Tips for Poetry Performance RenĂ©e LaTulippe offers five tips that work not only for poetry, but for rhythm in picture books too.  A must watch (free video).

American Indians in Children's Literature - provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books

12 Children's Picture Books That Challenge Gender Roles

Cynsations - graphic novelist and YA author Cynthia Leitich Smith's site full of writer resources, reviews, interviews, and more

We have several new additions to our Writing Challenges. Coming up in March:

Mar. 3-7

2nd Annual FOOD FIGHT
Where: with Marcie Colleen
What: Bloggers begin a story with a lead up to a food fight. In each post, commenters must move the story forward, throw at least one piece of food and include at least one NEW word of onomatopoeia. At the end of the fight, bloggers wrap up and finish the story. In conjunction with World Read Aloud Day.
Who: Open to All (bloggers and commenters needed)
When: March 3rd to 7th
Cost: FREE

We have some new additions to Contests & Awards, including:

  • Award: $500 and Free Registration to the Workshop
  • Who is eligible- Everyone after $15.00 entry fee

Sending Out Submissions by Heather Fenton

Deal Breakers 2013: Contract Terms Writers Should Avoid (WMG Writer's Guide) Ebook

Word by Word Book Club, Meg Miller's Facebook group discussing writing craft books

Writing Tips from Hazel Edwards, Children's Author

Resources (Books and More)

Author Visit Information


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