The Weekly 411 (4/1/16)

© Carolyn Le

Friday, April 1, 2016, Issue #14

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Facebook Group Giveaway

We are trying to get to 3000 members in our Facebook group. If you would like to join our community of kid lit authors or illustrators or know of friends who might be interested, you are eligible to win a batch of kid lit books! Enter at the bottom of this post.

Consider a Donation

We run this site on a shoestring, but even shoestrings cost money! If you have found this site helpful and would like to contribute the price of a cup of coffee, we would be very grateful. Thanks!


Alexandra Weiss  joins JDLA as an associate agent. Seeks PB, MG and YA. 


This week, we feature four MG authors who are debuting with their novels this month: Brooks Benjamin, Laura Shovan, Shari Schwartz, and Melanie Conklin. Enter their giveaway for their books!

"I Just Don't Connect with the Character"

April 1st Eight on Eight
  • What: Submit the first 8 lines of your PB, MG, or YA ms for a chance to win a critique from at least eight kid lit authors!

May 15th WNDB Walter Dean Myers Grant
  • What: submit a work sample to win a grant
  • Who: unpublished authors or illustrators who identify as diverse
  • Prize: 5 $2,000 grants


  1. There is always something new to learn.

  2. Wonderful compendium of useful stuff. Thanks.

  3. Love reading these posts. I always find a goldmine of treasures!


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