The Weekly 411 (4/7/17)

© Kary Lee

April 6, 2017, vol. 14

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our updates. If you have links to share, please email them to Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie.


Agent Alert: Quressa Robinson of D4EO is seeking new clients. Interested in contemporary YA, SF/F YA, own voices.

Katilyn Johnson of Corvisiero Literary Agency is seeking YA, NA, fantasy, time travel, dystopian, historical fiction

April 18: SLJ is hosting a webcast on #ownvoices and diversity in kid lit, at noon Eastern. 


This week we feature author Alexandra Diaz. Be sure to enter to win a copy of her book, THE ONLY ROAD (Simon & Schuster/ Paula Wiseman Books 2016), winner of a Pura Belpré Honor Award.

Alison Weiss: 8 Ways to Become an Even Better Writer

Starting a Novel With Setting Description

Picture Books

Illustration Notes: To Include or Not to Include. . .

Leslie Helrakoski and Darcy Pattison: Word Choices: Writing Picture Books that Soar

Everything You Wanted to Know About Book Sales  (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Facebook Advertising for Authors: A Quick Start Guide

An Open Book Foundation - DC-based nonprofit that funds author visits to low-income schools 


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book but I love that I get this once a week and can take my time reading through your weekly update. Great resource.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to say so, Elizabeth! It means a lot to us. As a side note, my mother in law's maiden name was Wilcox! :D

  2. Thanks for the mention, Elaine! And Sylvia for your input.


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