The Weekly 411 (10/31/14)

© Wendy Wahman

Oct. 31, 2014, Issue #43

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If it's November, it's time to sign up for these challenges: NaNoWriMo (write a novel in a month) and PiBoIdMo (generate 30 picture book ideas). 

Have you heard of the We Need Diverse Books Indiegogo campaign? Support a great cause and get some swag or nice author benefits. Also, check out the Diversity News Roundup at Lee & Low's blog.

New Literary Agent Alert: Alec Shane of Writers House- Seeking MG and YA.

Picture Book Month - a month long celebration of picture books begins tomorrow


This week we spotlight picture book author-illustrator Wendy Wahman.

Freelance Editors & Critiques

Penny Parker Klostermann - Offers help with your picture book manuscripts. She offers comprehensive picture book critiques. This includes a look at structural elements as well as detailed comments within your manuscript. Offers suggestions to help you strengthen your manuscript to bring it to the next level. Highly recommended by the KidLit411 Team!

How Romeo and Juliet Can Help You Write Your Next Book (using works in the public domain)

The Ultimate Guide to Picture Books Submissions - a new course from Julie Hedlund and Emma Walton Hamilton

Four creative videos that Will Inspire You (landfill harmonic, Jarrett Krosoczka's TED talk, Ira Glass on Storytelling, and The Reward)