The Weekly 411 (04/03/15)

© Aaron Becker

Friday, April 3, 2015, Issue #14

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We are thrilled to present Aaron Becker who burst on the kid lit scene a couple of years ago with his wordless picture book, JOURNEY.


New Literary Agent Alert: Lydia Blyfield of Carol Mann Agency- Seeks YA and MG.

The Bent Agency Wish List- A list of manuscript "wishes" from the agents at The Bent Agency.

Picture Books

Contests & Awards

Poet & Writer's Database of Writing Contests (includes fee contests)

May 5- May 19 David Fickling Books Master of the Inkpot Competition
  • What:  submit 1 unpublished story (PB, CB, MG, YA, A)
  • Prize: consideration for publication with DFB

June 30 Greenhouse Literary Funny Prize
  • What: Submit your funny unpublished PB, MG, or YA
  • Who is eligible: UK, Commonwealth (except Canada), Europe
  • Prize: representation by Greenhouse

Submissions: Agents & Editors

Should I Submit to Editors First (agent Sally Apokedak's views)

Emu's Debuts: From Deal to Debut Clients of Erin Murphy's Literary Agency blog about their submission experiences

The Red Door Blog Sophia Mallonee's blog is full of great kid lit information as well as a new "How I Got My Agent" blog. Check it out!

Writing for Love and Money. Join Jennifer Swanson and Mira Reisberg on a four-week course on establishing a lucrative writing career. Begins May 18.

12 Children's Picture Books That Challenge Gender Roles

Image from JOURNEY. Copyright © 2013 by Aaron Becker. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.


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