The Weekly 411 (07/31/15)

© Claire Lordon

Friday, July 31, 2015, Issue #31                                                                                  

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Illustrators: The School of Visual Storytelling (run by Will Terry & Jake Parker) now offers an affordable subscription option. Sign up by the end of July to take advantage of their introductory offer.

New literary agent Dongwon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary is looking for adult & teen fantasy and sci-fi


Our Spotlight is on Dan Amos, creator of the Book Creator, an easy to use app to make ebooks.


How Rejections Lead to Stellar Revisions

Learning in the Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators to Life Drawing Class

  • What: Apply for a mentor who will help you polish your query & ms (MG, YA, NA, Adult) for two months in preparation for agent round.
  • Prize: Get mentored by some of the best in the business and the opportunity to pitch to agents

Sept. 10 On the Block (Miss Snark's First Victim) 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • hat: Apply for one of 24 spots to be "up for auction" where agents bid to read your manuscript
  • Who: MG, YA, NA, Adult unaccented authors
  • Prize: Opportunity to get full request
  • Fee: $20
Sept. 30 INKed 2016 Calendar Contest
  • What: Enter up to 3 inked illustrations (at least 50% ink), b&w or color, theme: Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Who: Any member of the INKed Facebook group
  • Prize: Be part of a published INKed calendar
  • What: Submit an unpublished or independently published children's novel (CB, MG, YA)
  • Who: Anyone without a traditional contract
  • Judge: Literary agent Sallyanne Sweeney of Mulcahey Associates
  • Prize: £1,000