The Weekly 411 (6/12/15)

© Nicky Johnston

Friday, June 12, 2015, Issue #24                                                                                   

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New Literary Agent Alert: Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary- Seeks MG and YA 

John Cusick has joined Folio Literary Management. Seeks PB (from author-illustrators), MG and YA.


This week the spotlight is on Australian author-illustrator Nicky Johnston.

Submissions -Agents & Editors

Submission Do's and Don'ts- 16 Point Checklist

July 30, 6-8:30 p.m. - Royalty Statements Auditing Workshop - online webinar with Nelson Literary Agency's contracts and royalties manager Angie Hodapp, on why and how you should audit your royalty statements.

Kidlit Summer School - back for its second year, Sudipta Bardham-Quallen runs a free online course all about writing for children. Course starts on July 20, 2015; registration closes on July 6.

A Lesson on the Pleasures of Plot and a Quickie Hello from Random House/Knopf Editor Kelly Delaney

Pose Maniacs

Wendy Martin's Illustrator Class for Children's Illustrator

Oct. 3 Picture Book Summit - Emma Walton Hamilton, Katie Davis, Julie Hedlund, and Laura Backes bring you an amazing online conference for picture books. Sign up for their email list to get more information, including sneak peaks at their stellar line up. The first guest has already been announced: picture book author-illustrator Peter Brown.

  • What: Submit three poems to apply to join an online poetry group that critiques each others' poems and publishes poetry on line
  • Prize: membership in the group 


  1. As always, a great list! I missed the auditing your royalty statement opportunity and will be glad to add that to my calendar! :-)


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