The Weekly 411 (6/26/15)

© Marcela Staudenmaier

Friday, June 26, 2015, Issue #26                                                                                   

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New Agent Alert: Eric Smith of P.S. Literary is looking for YA, NA, literary and commercial fiction, and nonfiction 


This week we feature illustrator Marcela Staudenmaier and picture book author Maria Gianferrari. Be sure to enter into Maria's giveaway for her debut book, PENNY & JELLY: THE SCHOOL SHOW

Picture Books

Contests & Awards

July 18 ICL's Early Reader Mystery Writing Contest

  • What: Submit an original, unpublished early reader, 700-word or less, mystery story
  • Prize: cash prizes, $500 for first place, $250 for second, $100 for third, fourth, fifth
  • Entry fee: $15

Are You Entering the SCBWI LA Illustration Portfolio Showcase? Here are Tips for Before and During the Contest

Catching that Expression

July 5-9, 2015 Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing A Highlights workshop all about writing science for kids - find your ideas, learn about Common Core, tips and techniques from experts, and more. (Honesdale, PA)

Oct. 3 Picture Book Summit Registration for Early Bird Special now open! Emma Walton Hamilton, Katie Davis, Julie Hedlund, and Laura Backes bring you an amazing online conference for picture books with guest speakers Peter Brown, Andrea David Pinkney, and Mac Barnett.


  1. Just FYI - The "AGENTS THAT ACCEPT AUTHOR ONLY QUERIES FOR PB'S" list isn't up-to-date. Please check websites before you query.

  2. I noticed the agents list was from 2012 and wasn't up to date, too. And I noticed the 50 tools link didn't work. But the other information is very helpful.


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