The Weekly 411 (2/27/15)

© Mette Engell

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, Issue #9

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This week's author-illustrator in the spotlight is Jed Alexander and our illustrator is Mette Engel.

The Acquisition Process by Harold Underdown

Molly Idle: Putting Together a Prize Winning Portfolio

Graphic Novel imprint First Second's Submission Guidelines

Giuseppe Castellano's Art Tips Blog

Design 100 Somethings - Jake Parker challenges you to create 100 versions of something as a way to improve your art

Inktober 31 - a monthly ink drawing challenge

The Best LGBT Children's Books: A Sweet and Assuring Celebration of Diversity and Difference

Best Books by or About American Indians

Perceptions of Diversity in Book Reviews

I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell do I Read? (Lee Wind's blog)

We Need Diverse Books - home of the campaign

Simply Messing About - blog of four illustrators, Tracy Bishop, Christina Forshay, Renee Korilla, Laura Zarrin, sharing illustration tips and art

Penny Klostermann's A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Series- monthly posts along with interviews.

Mondays with Mandy or Mira  Great craft info on writing picture books

Literary Agent Soundoff: Query Letter Basics

How to Create Picture Book eBooks

Mentor Texts for Writers by Marcie Flinchum Atkins

FREE Webinar on March 13, 5:30 p.m. PSTThe New Publisher Paradigm: Getting Published with Small, Indie, Self, and e-Publishing.

How to Self Publish or become an Indie Publisher with Crowdfunding (Children's Book Academy class with Jed Alexander and Mira Reisberg on how to self-publish or become an independent quality publisher at no financial risk) Begins March 23, 2015.

Words and Pictures: Online Magazine for SCBWI British Isles Magazine

The International Illustrator

Mar. 11  #PitMad, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
  • What: Brenda Drake's Twitter pitch party where you pitch your completed manuscripts
  • Prize: Agents who are interested in your pitch may ask you to query or submit to them