The Weekly 411 (1/23/15)

© Shadra Strickland

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Issue #4

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Agent Elena Giovinazzo of Pippin Properties is open again to query letters after a maternity leave. She is looking for YA, PB, and MG.

Harold Underdown keeps us posted about Editorial Staff Changes at Children's Book Publishers

Industry update: Egmont USA to close


Our author in the spotlight is the talented MG author Stefan Bachmann and PB illustrator is Shadra Strickland.

For Illustrators

How to Put Together a Portfolio for Children's Book Illustration

Shadra Strickland: The Art of the Picture Book: reasonably priced and well organized class on illustrating for children on Craftsy

The Twenty-Eight Day Art Challenge - hosted by #kidlitart, draw for the fun of it every day for 28 days in February

Jennifer Swanson - nonfiction PBs & nonfiction proposals

Sat. Jan. 24! Join Children Book Academy's first low-cost interactive workshop/webinar: “Rules To Break To Make Your Picture Book” with Chronicle Books’ editor Ariel Richardson, author Miranda Paul, and Mira Reisberg with lots of extra goodies! January 24 from 10am – 1pm PST.

A Step by Step Guide to Conducting the Research Interview

Be a Peep not a Pain - How to Use Twitter Effectively