The Weekly 411 (9/12/14)

© Kelly Light

Sept. 12, 2014, Issue #36

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This week we feature author Emma Walton Hamilton in the Author Spotlight and Kelly J. Light in the Illustrator Spotlight!


New Agent Alert: Genevieve Nine of Andrea Hurst & Associates Seeks MG and YA

Why Shorter Really Is Sweeter When It Comes to Picture Books

Submissions: Agents and Editors

Agent-Editor Wish List, new website providing agent & editor wish lists

Online Writing Submissions: Mistakes Writers Make Submitting To Literary Agents And Editors

I'd Know That Voice Anywhere

Handy Critique Cheat Sheet

Picture Book Builders: a collaborative website with amazing authors & illustrators dissecting what makes picture books work

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children's Book

Best Websites for Self Published Authors

Invented Dialogue and the Conundrum of the Picture Book Biography (Betsy Bird)

Writing Courses

Editor in a Box: Emma Walton Hamilton's Editor in a Box contains everything you need to get your picture book, chapter book or middle grade or YA novel into the best possible shape for submission to agents, editors and publishers. Special discount for the picture book class going on now!

Julie Hedlund's- How To Make Money As a Writer- What if you could spend all day, every day, thinking about writing, using your skills to make money, and have MORE time to write?
Now you can. Only $87 through September 12th! 

NewBonus Critique: Register before September 20, 2014 and you will be entered to receive a free written critique of a picture book manuscript (up to 1,000 words) from Agent Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency. 


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