The Weekly411 (04/11/14)

© Debbie Ridpath Ohi

April 11, 2014, Issue 14

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This week KidLit411 is delighted to present author-illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi! Be sure to leave a comment on the post and share it for chances to win a copy of her forthcoming picture book, NAKED!


Agent Actively Looking to Build List- Caitlen Rubino-Bradway of LKG Agency, MG and YA

April 11 - Writer's Tank Contest

  • What: Submit a pitch, a query, and the first 250 words for a chance to entice an agent to bid on reading pages of your work.
  • Note there are two submission windows; the second one opens at 8 p.m. Eastern on April 11.

April 30 - Cotton Tales Children's Writing Contest
  • What: Submit first chapter or 1000 words of a children's book, with a 500 word synopsis, for a chance to win an ePublishing starter package (customized ebook, cover, 5 images, and more)


  1. I a csuch a fan of Debbie's artwork. She's been so generous in allowing us writers to use some of her comics with credit. Thanks for sharing your journey and tips!

  2. I have always loved Debbie's art. Thank you for all the ways you pay it forward, Debbie. I loved reading how your road was paved. I just saw Romelle's comment and I agree about your generosity. :-)

  3. Judy Blume! Seriously?? First contracts are good and all that, but Judy Blume? That's the real deal. Congratulations on all your success. So exciting!