The Weekly 411 (3/11/16)

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Friday, March 11, 2016, Issue #11

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NEW this week: check out our new resource page on Graphic Novels

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Anansesem Caribbean children's literature ezine: is looking for stories and art for children, from anyone in the world (preference given to those living in or from the Caribbean),


This week in the Author Spotlight we feature Cheryl Lawton Malone, author of DARIO AND THE WHALE, illustrated by Bistro Massive (Albert Whitman). 

In the Illustrator Spotlight, we feature S. britt, illustrator of NORMAL NORMAN, by Tara Lazar (Sterling Children's Books).

Be sure to enter their giveaways!

Picture Books

Writing Picture Book Texts

Pricing Your Illustration Work

Book Illustration Prices

April 9  2016 Children's Book Writers Conference Organized by Kweli Journal, a one-day conference focusing on diversity and honoring the legacy of Walter Dean Myers. A great opportunity of writers and illustrators of color to learn, be inspired, and network with others in the industry. Faculty include a long list of agents & editors. (Manhattan)

Little Black Sambo and The Gingerbread Man: Rountable on Truth and Honesty in Literature

Diversity within Diversity: Moving Beyond Oppression

On Magic, by Joe McGee

Nonfiction Proposal Guidelines (for MG, YA)

  • What: write a story for kids under 12 years old with a maximum word count of 50 words; post your story on your blog or in the comments of the contest blog (Vivian Kirkfield)
  • Prizes: books, a mini-critique, a critique by agent Essie White, a nonfiction class
  • What: Submit Christian-based fiction stories aimed at children 6-12 years old between 750 and 1000 words (application opens on March 15)
  • Prize: $500 and publication in magazine. 10 runners up will be held for future consideration