The Weekly 411 (7/29/16)

© Liza Woodruff

Friday, July 29, 2016, Issue #31

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This week we are excited to feature the award winning author,  LEE WARDLAW in the Author Spotlight! 

Call for submissions: Little Pickle Press is actively seeking submissions, especially YA novels, from SCBWI writers & illustrators

New Agent Alert: Kristy Hunter of the Knight Agency - looking for YA, MG

Aug 1 Twitter Chat: Books for a Better World Join Matthew Winner (All The Wonders podcast) to discuss ways in which children's books can help promote unity, tolerance, peace. Use hashtag #BooksforBetter or #ATWchat Aug 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Perfect Picture Books - a searchable database run by Susanna Hill to find picture books by theme or topic

For Illustrators

Sept. 5 The Craft & Business of Illustrating Children's Books, with Mira Reisberg & Knopf/Random House editor Julia Maguire. Comprehensive online course covering the craft and business of illustrating children's books.

Contests & Awards

  • What: Apply for a merit scholarship to The Children's Book Academy's Illustrating Children's Book Course
  • Who: writers & illustrators who identify as being of color, LGBTQI, disability, low-income, or underrepresented


  1. Treasure trove of info, thank you. Having a hard time with comments however...hope this works as other options went through for me.


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