The Weekly 411 (11/4/16)

© Julie Rowan-Zoch

Friday, Nov. 4 2016, issue #44

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Picture Book Month, a month-long celebration of picture books founded by Dianne de Las Casas, and co-run by Katie Davis, Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Tara Lazar, and Wendy Martin is happening this month. Follow along for daily inspiration and celebration by well-known picture book authors.


This week we feature picture book author Ruth Spiro, whose board books BABY LOVES QUARKS! and BABY LOVES AEROSPACE ENGINEERING! illustrated by Irene Chan (Charlesbridge) just came out. Be sure to enter into her giveaway.

We also feature agent Brent Taylor of Triada US. Be sure to enter for a GOLDEN QUERY PASS.

Submissions: Agents & Editors

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Mar. 30-Apr. 7 Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing Highlights workshop on how to write engaging STEM concepts for kids, with Miranda Paul, Jennifer Swanson, and more.  (Honesdale, PA)

July 19 - 23 Stonybrook Children's Literature Conference  Five days of intensive writing craft workshops with a top-notch author in Picture Book, Middle Grade, and YA, with opportunities to "cross-pollinate" learning from the many other sessions in the entire Arts Summer program. Limited to 12 participants in each kidlit type. (Southhampton, Long Island)

Ask a Picture Book Author and Free Mentorship (with Rebecca Colby)

Contests & Awards

Dec. 1 SCBWI Postcard Contest

  • What: Submit your 5x7" or 7x5" postcard design with a kite
  • Prize: Four winners will have their image used in SCBWI promotional postcards and a $50 gift certificate

Picture the Books - a website of 2017 picture book debuts

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