The Weekly 411 (5/19/17)

© Jia Liu

May 19,  2017, vol. 20

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Purple Crayon News and Updates

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winners were announced


This week we feature picture book author Rosie Pova, whose picture book, IF IT WEREN'T YOU, illustrated by Philip Martineau, came out recently.

We also feature illustrator Jia Liu, whose U.S. debut picture books, TERRIFIC TONGUES, by Maria Gianferrari, and YOU CAN'T HURT ME, NO, by Leslie Staub, will come out in 2018 from Boyds Mill Press.

Ask the Agent: Do You Need to Go to Writing Conferences?

Just How Important Are Those Dang Query Letters?

Knowing When to Walk Away from a Publishing Deal

Ten Essential Picture Book Elements

The Six Stages of Writing

Lighten Up: Cutting Your Word Count

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That May 2017