The Weekly 411 (7/11/14)

© Mary Reaves Uhles

July 11, 2014, Issue #27

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This week we feature MG author Matthew Kirby and illustrator Mary Reaves Uhles. Be sure to sign up for Matthew's amazing giveaway of all five of his books!

Picture Book Writing Process: How Hélène Boudreau Wrote I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (Candlewick Press)

It's All About Community! Facebook Groups to Join, Mandy Yates

YA Query Critiques

Aug 1 The Five Mile Press Illustrator Award

  • What: Illustrators submit character sketches & illustration
  • Eligibility: unpublished Australian illustrators
  • Prize: a publishing contract

Aug. 3  Slushpile Contest 

  • What: submit a Christmas-themed kids' story
  • Who is eligible: non-agented SCBWI members in the UK
  • Prize: a 30 minute consultations with agent Lauren Pearson of Curtis Brown