The Weekly 411 (10/10/14)

© Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Oct. 10, 2014, Issue #40

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Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Join author Scott Westerfield and NaNo staff in a #NaNoPrep tweet chat, Thursday Oct. 16, 3 p.m. PDT (6 p.m. EDT)

New Agents: Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon is seeking NA and YA and Julie Gwinn of the Seymore Agency is also seeking YA and NA

Foreward Literary Agency is now Fuse Literary, as a result of a settlement of a trademark lawsuit brought by the magazine Fore Ward Magazine.


Our author-illustrator in the spotlight this week is Elizabeth Rose Stanton, author-illustrator of HENNY. Be sure to enter into her giveaway for a signed copy (over at the spotlight).

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

5 Writing Tips: Jane Smiley

The One Piece of Advice Every Writer Needs to Hear

Who Are You? (Advice for Beginning Illustrators and Artists)

Writing for the 21st Century (thoughts on writing for today's teens)

 How to Make Money as a Writer- Julie Hedlund - This course is designed to benefit ALL writers, from newbie to multi-published. For ANYONE who wants to make more money from writing and writing-related activities.

Oct. 15-17 Nightmare on Query Street
  • What: Submit your query and 250 and include a SHORT paragraph (no more than 100 words) that answers the question: What is your main character's most fearsome obstacle? One submission per person please. Only the first 225 submissions will be entered.
  • Eligibility: All age categories and genres, excluding picture books and erotica. Be sure to check the list of agents participating to see if they represent your book's genre.
  • Prizes: Top 36 will be chosen to appear on one of three blogs for a mentor round before being seen by participating agents.
Nov. 7 ICL's Kindergarten Story Contest
  • What: write a 150-word story for Kindergarteners
  • Prizes: $500 1st place & publication in Institute of Children's Literature's newsletter, $250 2nd place, $100 3-5th place
  • Fee: $15 reading fee
Dec. 15 Selfie Sweepstake (Horn Book)

Thou Shalt Blog? (tips & inspiration to blog)


  1. Thanks for the Kidlit updates and giving away a signed copy of Henny. Both are very cool!

    1. Thank you, Manju. We moved the giveaway to her spotlight post, but don't worry, all entries are still there.


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