The Weekly 411 (2/14/14)

© 2013 Charlie Eve Ryan

February 14, 2014 Issue 6

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This week's Author Spotlight features picture book author Joanna Marple. The Illustrator Spotlight features Charlie Eve Ryan.


We have a new page! If you're looking for a critique group partner, group, or freelance illustrator, check out our Classifieds / Wanted section.


Wolf Literary has several additions and promotions to the company. Agents looking for PB, MG and YA are included. Please check website for complete details and submission guidelines.

Hen&ink is having an Open Coop Day on Saturday, February 15 (noon to midnight, French time): they are "looking for exciting and original novels   with a twist of magic, science fiction or some undiscovered spice for children ages 8 to 12 years-old, somewhere in the ballpark of 45,000 words"

Miss Marple's Musings Illustrator Interviews Joanna Marple's blog post has several years worth of illustrator interviews.

Using Character Driven Picture Books to Improve Your Own Writing- Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Cool App- Get Pocket When you find something on the internet that you like, but don't have time to read but it in your "POCKET." Very cool app. FREE.

The Relationship of Personality to Writing and Publishing (Video)

The Plot Whisperer- Martha Alderson (You Tube Videos)


Addressing Your Query to an Editor- To Name or Not to Name?- Harold Underdown

What Does a Literary Agent Want To See When They Google You!

Indie Self Publishing News

Indie Authors- You Can Do It!

Writing Workshop with Emma Dryden on Martha's Vineyard ! Get ready to spend some time on the Vineyard with guru Emma Dryden this summer. Check out the links for details and an opportunity you're not going to want to miss!


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