The Weekly 411 (11/14/14)

© Yvonne Mes

Nov. 14, 2014, Issue #45

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We Need Diverse Books's Indiegogo campaign is going for two more weeks. Check out the great benefits, including agent & editor critiques, bypassing the query line, and a discounted admission to the New York SCBWI meeting. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Enter in another giveaway for the 2015 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market Survey from the TeachingAuthors site.

Amazon and Hachette resolve their dispute with a new multi-year contract, apparently one that supports Hachette's agency pricing but giving Amazon some leverage to encourage lower ebook prices.


This week we feature PB author Lori Alexander in the Author Spotlight.

Manuscript Formatting Basics

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Drawing Different Ages

FREE Andrew Loomis Art Instruction Downloads (detailed illustration, drawing, and painting books)

Nov. 14 25 Words of Wonder Contest

  • What: submit a 25-word or less story
  • Prize: a free Gotham writing class

Character Building in Picture Books is for writers of all levels. Beginning Writers will establish a proper and strong foundation for all future writing. Intermediate Writers and Advanced Writers will fine tune their skills to perfect their works-in-progress.

Petite ReviMo - Starts November 15th. Get your manuscripts ready for a quick revision challenge! Get ready for ReviMo 2015 in January.