The Weekly 411 (4/29/16)

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Friday, April 29 2016, Issue #18

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Everything You Need To Know About Writing a Third Person POV

Marcie Colleen -Teacher's Guides  Offers teachers guides for picture books.  

How Successful Authors Use Social Media to Sell More Books

Author Despair: What to Do When You Fell Like All is Lost

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish A Book? Data from the Reedsy Marketplace

Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe- A low residency MFA in Writing has added a new MFA track in Writing for Children and Young Adults (

Designed by writers, for writers, SNC Tahoe's low-residency MFA program boasts a faculty of noteworthy children’s and young adult authors and industry professionals including: Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Lisa Papademetriou, Joe MCGee, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Gayle Brandeis, Pablo Cartaya, and children's literary agent, Jess Regel. In addition to faculty author and agent mentors, students work with an editor during their graduating semester. It's one of the only programs in the country to offer such a unique graduate education. Admissions are rolling. To apply click: 

  • What: Submit your novel for ages 8-14 addressing diversity
  • Who: any author of color 
  • Prize: publication contract with Penguin Random House with a $35,000 advance