The Weekly 411 (8/8/14)

© Tina Kügler

August 8, 2014, Issue #31

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This week's author in the spotlight is Mike Mullin, and the illustrator is Tina Kügler.



Need a fresh pair of eyes for a manuscript that your critique group has seen too much? Looking for a beta reader for your work? Need some feedback on that WIP? Want to connect with a potential critique partner? Join's group for kid lit writers who want to swap critiques. No commitments, unless you want one!

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New Literary Agent Alert: New Literary Agent Alert: Rachel Brooks of L. Perkins Agency seeks YA and NA.

The 2014 Tomie de Paola semi-finalists were announced. Congratulations to all!

5 Ways to Make Your Characters More 3 Dimensional

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: 43rd Annual Summer Conference

Edits, Editors, Editings: The Secret Weapon of Every Successful Writer 

Why Design Matters for Your Author Websites

"Go Ahead: Make Stuff: Isabel Roxas"

Marketing 101 for Illustrators'

Submission Opportunities:

Sept. 30 Nami Island International Book Festival Illustration Contest. Submit 5-10 images as part of a story for the chance to win up to $10,000.

Oct. 3  Call for Illustrations for Bologna Children's Book Fair. Send 5 original illustrations for inclusion of two in the Bologna Children's Book Fair Annual publication