The Weekly 411 (4/4/14)

© Gary Fabbri

April 4, 2014, Issue 13

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We are thrilled to feature Jane Yolen in the Author Spotlight and Gary Fabbri in the Illustrator Spotlight this week!


New Agent Alert: Clelia Gore Martin Literary Management currently seeking PB, MG and YA manuscripts.


Contests & Awards

  • What: Win $500 and publication for a fable, in prose (less than 12,000 words) or poetry (less than 150 words) with a lesson
  • What: illustrate the book cover of one of the winning fractured fairy tale entries from her last contest and win a portfolio critique from Michael Garland and more prizes ($50 gift certificate to Dick Blick; craft books)  
April 4 – May 2   Like a Virgin Pitch Contest
  • WhatAny YA and NA ms that has not previously been entered into a pitch contest.  First 50 qualifying pitches will be accepted 1st come 1st served by entering at lvcon14 (at) gmail dot com. Five authors will pick their top 2 pitches to move onto the agent round. 
  • When Opens April 4th at 6 am EST
Aug. 1- 31  International Children’s Story Competition
  • Award: Inclusive Works, KAZDU and Clavis Publishers invite you to submit a story for an international children’s stories competition “Grandpa, grandma and I in the multicultural society.”for children either in the age group of 1-3 years or 4-6 years. Both winning stories will be published by Clavis Publishers as illustrated children's books in Dutch and English.”

"Gender Equality and Picture Books" on Think Banned Thoughts

The Importance of an Agent, by Dianna Aston