The Weekly 411 (2/10/17)

© Heidi Woodward Sheffield

Feb. 10, 2017, vol. 6

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The Author Spotlight this week features Andrea Loney, author of the delightful picture book, BUNNYBEAR. Enter to win a copy!


PB Writers: Don't forget that you only have until the end of this month to sign up for Julie Hedlund's 12x12 writing challenge, an amazing community of PB writers with monthly webinars, critiques, and more.

Revising and Re-Imagining Your Picture Book Manuscript- Classes start Wednesday, February 15th -- First up-Using Reader Response Theory to Deepen Our Understanding of How Picture Books Work: After some introductory points about the unique challenges of writing picture books, in this session we will look at the two opposing approaches to understanding literature and explore how to use the least familiar of the two, reader response theory, to enrich your picture book.

SCBWI Pennsylvania: East- Registration Now Open!
Hone Your Craft, Learn from the Pros

Contests & Awards

Mar. 1-31 SCBWI Work in Progress Grants
  • What: submit your PB, CB, MG, YA fiction or nonfiction
  • Prize: opportunity for work to be presented to acquiring editors


  1. Bunnybear looks adorable. Love Andrea's explanation for enjoyment of knitting!


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