The Weekly 411 (6/5/15)

© Debra Pehrson Haun

Friday, June 5, 2015, Issue #23                                                                                   

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This week we feature illustrator Debra Haun Pearson. Our agent spotlight is on Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.

For Writers

The I Love Writing Weekly Roundup (a weekly roundup of great writing articles)

June 21 WNDB Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015

  • What: Apply for a grant to help your writing or illustration career
  • Eligibility: unpublished authors or illustrators who identify as diverse

June 22-26 The Second Annual Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest for Children's Illustrators
  • What: Susanna Hill's annual contest for illustrators. Submit 1 or more images responding to the prompt, "Discovery"
  • Prize: 1st place is a spot in Mark Mitchell's Mark & Splashes course; 2nd place is $50 gift certificate

June 1-30 WriteDaily30 with Linda Urban
What: Make a small daily writing or creative commitment for the month of June and stick to it.

Pricing Resources

Five Reasons Back Matter Matters in Nonfiction

Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago

The Art of Pitching: A Story in a Sentence

A Chat with Emma Dryden (her thoughts on YA)

Laura Purdy Salas courses online courses on writing poetry and nonfiction for children and submissions 

The New Updated Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books-
A five week highly interactive e-Course/Talent Search with 
Golden Ticket opportunities to submit to editors and agents

Starts June 29 2015 for 5 glorious weeks (with a catch up week July 27th)! - See more at:

*Scholarships available