The Weekly 411 (7/17/15)

© Christina Forshay

Friday, July 17, 2015, Issue #29                                                                                  

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Eric Smith of PS Literary is looking for new clients, MG, YA, New Adult.


The talented Christina Forshay is in the Illustrator Spotlight this week (illustrator of several PBs, including the forthcoming A MORNING WITH GRANDPA, by Kidlit411's own Sylvia Liu!)

For Writers

Top Writing Tips for New Children's Authors from Top Editors

13 Ways to Convince a Literary Agent to Represent You

How Publishers Make Decisions About What to Publish: The Book P&L

  • What: Write no more than 500 words based on prompt
  • Who: Anyone over age 18
  • Prize: bragging rights (judges are five NYT bestselling authors) plus free copy of Henry Hertz's MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES