The Weekly 411 (5/8/15)

© Kevan Atteberry

Friday, May 7, 2015, Issue #19

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This week we have Linda Epstein in the Agent Spotlight and Kevan Atteberry in the Author-Illustrator Spotlight.

Challenges for Illustrators

SCBWI Draw This! Monthly Contest - submit an illustration according to a theme and be part of an online gallery. Two pieces will be chosen each month to be featured in an email.

Susan Hughes

May 15 Nickelodeon Script First
  • What: Submit a 3-5 page TV comedic script and concept for new animation series
  • Prize: If selected, you will be offered to be paid to write an extended script

A List of SCBWI Mentor Programs - there's no better way to advance your career and improve your craft than finding a mentor. SCBWI helps with its many regional mentor programs.

July 9-12, 2015 Writing Yoga Retreat Spend time with poet, librarian, and yoga instructor Stephanie Lipsey and agent Linda Epstein, as well as two yoga instructors, for a weekend of workshops, consultations, and optional yoga. Have dinner with top editors and agents (this year: Justin Chanda, S&S, Jill Davis, Katherine Tegen Books/HC, Naomi Gibbs, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, and Connor Guy, Metropolitan Books/Mcmillan)  (Glen Cove, NY) 

Writing for Love and Money- Starts on May 18. In this fun, interactive, and incredibly helpful 4 week program, two writing industry vets teach you just what you need to know to become a professional writer and get paid working from home in today’s rapidly changing industry, even if you’ve never published anything before!

May 9 (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m) A Craft Workshop on What Makes a Great Character Longtime editor and former Egmont USA publisher Elizabeth Law presents a workshop on developing characters in picture books and novels, and answers any questions about the publishing industry.