The Weekly 411 (3/31/17)

© Nancy Armo

March 31 2017, vol. 13

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Don't forget, the deadline for the SCBWI Work In Progress and other grants is today, March 31! (Authors & Illustrators)


This week we feature picture book author Anna McQuinn. Be sure to enter to win a copy of her recent book, LOLA GETS A CAT (Charlesbridge 2017). 

  • What: Pitch your board book, PB, CB, MG, or YA between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Central
  • Prize: agent interest
April 25 #DVPit
  • What: pitch your diverse childrens/teen fiction or nonfiction  between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern
  • Prize: agent interest
  • What: formerly known as the Tomie de Paola Award, this annual SCBWI award will focus on narrative art. A prompt will be provided in July 2017
  • Prize: a trip to the NY SCBWI in 2018

July 17-19 Mazza Museum Conference A conference for teachers, librarians, writers and illustrators to discuss picture books with prominent authors and illustrators. (Findlay, OH)

Developing Your Writer's and Your Character's Voices - A Workshop/Webinar  Random House/Knopf editor Kelly Delaney and Children's Book Academy director Dr. Mira Reisberg, co-teachers of the Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books, created this webinar to teach writers about the many facets of voice, that mysterious quality that all agents and editors are looking for. In this offering, the recorded and edited webinar has been magically transformed into an at your own pace workshop complete with lots of instruction as well as super handy worksheets to find and develop your own writer's and your character's voices. 

The Craft of MG: Mastering Middle Grade Novel Writing with Hillary Homzie and Dr. Mira Reisberg Join Children's Book Academy award-winning master teachers, Hillary Homzie and Dr. Mira Reisberg, as they help you write and sell those much-desired Middle Grade Novels in fun, highly interactive step-by-step trainings that will totally make it doable and fun! Up-grade your chapter book or even your picture book concept in ways that you can’t even imagine now to open new doors. Are you ready for an extraordinary adventure in this empowering, and highly interactive e-course with awesome, submission opportunities and tons of bonuses? The Children's Book Academy has a fantastic record of published students. Enter now! 

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for Readers of All Ages

Mindfulness and Creativity


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