The Weekly 411 (4/21/17)

© Heidi Sheffield

April 21,  2017, vol. 16

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.


Author Hannah Weight Holt is surveying traditionally published children's authors regarding advances, time to publication, etc. Please help her out and she will share her results.

The ALA has listed its Top Ten Banned Books of 2016


This week we feature picture book author Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, whose new book, TRAINS DON'T SLEEP (HMH Books for Young Readers) is coming out shortly. Be sure to enter into the giveaway for the book.

Magazine & Educational Market

The Wonderful World of Work For Hire

How to Write a Query Letter - a Basic Breakdown

12 Fundamentals of Writing "the Other" (and the Self)

Writing Courses

KidLit College

We are excited to announce the first in our very special new series, Digging In: The Big Interview. Join Heather Alexander in conversation with kidlit superstar Neal Porter (Neal Porter Books) as they discuss craft, award-winning careers, the changing children's book market, and just exactly what it's like inside the landmark Flatiron Building. Webinar is tomorrow!

Also:  KA step-by-step, hands-on version of James Gardner's "The Art of Fiction," but specifically for PB writers. A great tool, especially for those starting out, since everything is laid out in bite-size pieces. It also encourages writers to engage with the current PB market, and to apply each principle learned to their own work-in-progress.

How to Develop a Street Team for Your Book

Can you Promote a Book Without Making Yourself Miserable?

Accidental Outdated Slang in YA

Types of Picture Books

You Got This! 5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Beat Writer's Block

April 23 Mentor Match

  • What: Apply for a mentor for your MG or YA novel
  • Who: Unagented writers
  • Prize: An experienced author mentor who will critique your manuscript and work with you to revise it & provide advice


  1. Thanks so much for sharing all this great info!

  2. Awww...thanks for the link Kidlit 411. Happy to be of use to the group.

  3. Congratulations! Thanks for the encouraging post.

  4. Thanks for many wonderful resources!


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