The Weekly 411 (5/12/17)

© Jess Caroll

May 12,  2017, vol. 19

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Agent seeking new clients: Gabrielle Piraino at Defiore and Company, seeking YA (sci-fi, thrillers, chick lit); author-illustrators working in graphic novels, MG

Author Spotlight

Today we feature co-authors Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, and their award-winning book, MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD, illustrated by Rafael Lopez (HMH Books for Young Readers 2016). Be sure to enter to win their giveaway of a signed copy (2 winners will be chosen):

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

June 11-14  Your Guide to Graphic Novels  A Highlights Foundation retreat all about creating graphic novels (Pennsylvania)

Sept. 8-10 Squam Lake Retreat Hosted by the NESCBWI, join a small group of writers and mentors to work on your manuscript.

Kid's Book Revisions- If you're working on a picture book manuscript (or manuscripts) and need some help, join Kid's Book Revisions for our "summer school." And be sure to check out the promotion giveaway. Details of the class and a link to the giveaway here:

Submissions: Agents & Editors

Literary Agent Contact Sheet

Just How Important Are Those Dang Query Letters? 

June 15 Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program

  • What a 6 month mentorship with top industry editor, author or illustrator, with two craft conferences in Nevada; deadline for application is June 15
  • Who: any SCBWI member, not entry-level
  • Prize: an amazing mentorship

100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know

A Tale of Two Talks: Public Speaking for Writers

Filling the Creative Well