The Weekly 411 (11/13/15)

© Douglas Florian

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, Issue #46                                                                               

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Illustrators: Don't forget the Tomie de Paola contest deadline is Dec. 1


Our Author Spotlight is on picture book author Karen Rosokter-Gruber. Enter her giveaway for a copy of her latest picture book, FARMER KOBI'S HANUKKAH MATCH.

10 Things to Know when Working with an Illustrator

Illustrator's Guide to Creating a Picture Book

May 13-16 Big Sur at Cape Cod The workshop for serious kid lit writers put on by the agents at Andrea Brown Literary Agency is coming to the East Coast, for PB, chapter books, MG, and YA. Co-sponsored by Howl Press (Cape Cod, MA)

July 17-23 WOW Retreat 2016- A week long retreat for picture book writers held in Georgia. Faculty includes agents and editors. Limited spacing is available.

Nov. 15 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Illustration Contest

  • What: submit an image for inclusion in SCBWI Bologna Book Fair (Spring 2016)
  • Who: any SCBWI member
  • Fee: $15
  • Prize: Awards, attention of international industry
  • What: Submit a wordless narrative picture book
  • Who: Illustrators 18 years and older
  • Prize: $4500 Euros plus publishing contract 

May 1-7  NaPiBoWriWee (National Picture Book Writing Week)

What: Join Paul Yoo in writing seven picture book drafts in seven days. Get inspirational posts, win prizes.


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