The Weekly 411 (8/7/15)

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Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, Issue #32                                                                                  

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Manuscript Swap group: Kidlit411 Manuscript Swap has successfully matched many writers seeking to swap critiques. Come check it out!


We're featuring author Joe McGee in the Author Spotlight this week.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: The Early Bird Deadline expires 8/15!
The Picture Book Summit will have the following editors in attendance:

Laura Godwin, VP/Publisher Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Jill Davis, Executive Editor, Katherine Tegen Books at HarperCollins
Elizabeth Van Doren, Editorial Director, Boyds Mills Press
Alvina Ling, Executive Editorial Director, Little Brown
Liza Baker, VP/Executive Editorial Director, Cartwheel and Orchard Books at Scholastic

Picture Book Summit 2015 - October 3, 2015
An historic online conference featuring Peter Brown, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Mac Barnett, Julie Hedlund, Emma Walton Hamilton, Laura Backes and Katie Davis.
Diversity in Kidlit

Dear Publishing Industry: Fix Your Own Racism Before You Beg for Diverse Books

Contests & Awards

Sept. 4 - 6 Write Inclusively Contest

  • What: Pitch your novel related to systems of exclusion to agents
  • Who: Anyone with a novel the fits the criteria
  • Prize: Opportunity to submit to agents

5 Myths About Dialogue

(Posted previously) AR Book Finder - trying to figure out word counts of your favorite books? Plug in the title under the Advanced Search and you will get the word count.

The Truth About R&R's