The Weekly 411 (9/5/14)

© Toni Yuly

Sept. 5, 2014, Issue #35

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This week we feature author and teacher Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and author-illustrator Toni Yuly.


New Literary Agent Spotlight: Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Group seeks  Science Fiction YA/NA, Fantasy YA/NA Historical Fantasy YA/NA, Historical Fiction YA/NA

Rachel Brooks of the L. Perkins Agency is seeking to build her list, looking for YA and NA.

How to Design Characters: Discover a Foolproof Methodology, by David Huyck

Melissa Stewart's tips on writing nonfiction picture books 

Oct. 31 Writing Competition for Kids, with Dee White
  • What: write a story about space with fewer than 500 words
  • Eligibility: writers under age 18
  • Prize: 10 winners will be published in an ebook anthology
Nov. 2 Zebulon Writing Contest
  • What: submit query letter, first 500 words, & first 2500 words of an MG, YA (or adult) manuscript; contest opens Sept. 15
  • Eligibility: writers of published or unpublished novels; submission must be unpublished
  •  Prizes: cash prizes; pitch opportunities at Pikes Peak Writer's Conference

Sept. 1-30 ChaBooChaLite, with Becky Fyfe
What: Write an early reader, chapter book, MG, or YA book in a month, read craft posts, win prizes

Jan. 11-17 ReviMo

What: Spend the week revising your picture book manuscripts. Be inspired by others and win prizes.