The Weekly 411 (4/15/16)

© Doug Cenko

Friday, April 15, 2016, Issue #16

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This week's Author Spotlight features picture book author Linda Vander Heyden!


New Literary Agent Alert: Kelly Peterson of Corvisiero Literary- Seeks MG, YA and NA

Kidlit411 was named one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest for the 2nd year!

How to Prepare a Poetry Manuscript Submission

The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Success (Infographic) (not kid lit specific, but useful tools and tips)

7 Tips on How to Write a Good Children's Book

The Basics on Picture Book Writing from Harold Underdown's THE PURPLE CRAYON

April 26 Querying & Pitching Publishing Professionals with Agent Rachel Orr Sponsored by the Texas SCBWI, a 90-minute webinar all about querying, including the opportunity for a query critique. 7-8:30 CST

April 31 Turning the Page with Words & Pictures Featuring Author-Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka 90 minute webinar sponsored by Texas SCBWI with award winning author-illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka about creating dummies for picture books. 7-8:30 CST.

Emma Dryden on Putting Your Internal Editor in a Time Out

Flexibility is Key to Being a Published Author

Choosing an Illustrator When Self Publishing