The Weekly 411 (5/9/14)

© Mary Sullivan

May 9, 2104 Issue # 18

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Mark your calendars: On Tuesday May 20, Kidlit411 is hosting a Twitter chat with agent Jodell Sadler to talk about picture book pacing. Use the hashtag #PBpacing, 8 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central.


This week's author-illustrator in the spotlight is Mary Sullivan and the illustrator in the spotlight is Mira Reisberg (who also wears many other hats).


Who's Moving Where? Harold Underdown Keeps You Informed

All About Submissions Guest Blogger Yvonne Mes: How to Submit Without Feeling Like Throwing Up

  • What: win $1500 towards expenses for the SCBWI summer conference.
  • Who is eligible: SCBWI PAL published author or illustrator trying a different genre or category
Oct. 4 Writer's Doubt

  • What: Write a 300-1000 word essay about overcoming writer's doubt
  • Prizes: $100 Amazon gift card plus book cover design worth $500; other cash prizes

From Storyteller to Exquisite Writer: The Pleasures and Craft of Poetic Techniques: Literary agent and Children’s Book Academy founder Dr. Mira Reisberg, and award-winning author of over 35 books, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallan, have created a highly interactive,  once-a-year five week e-course. It includes interviews with agents, editors, authors, submission opportunities, weekly critiques, and fresh content, technical help, and inspiration. 

"Another Look at Steig"  (William Steig didn't start writing for children until he was 61)

21 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Writing