The Weekly 411 (5/28/17)

© Corinna Luyken

May 28,  2017, vol. 21

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New agent alert: Holly Root & Taylor Taggerty at Root Literary looking for YA, MG, and adult

Writer's Digest recently named Kidlit411 among the 101 Best Websites for Writers, for the third year in a row. Thank you all for helping make Kidlit411 the place to go for kid lit resources!


This week we feature picture book author-illustrator Corinna Luyken. Her debut book, THE BOOK OF MISTAKES (Dial Books) just came out. Don't forget to enter to win a copy!

For Writers

Are You Ignoring Your Best Idea?

Expand Your Audience Exponentially with Smart Goodreads Marketing

A Hot Steaming Sack of Business Advice for Writers

July 1 - Aug 15 Undiscovered Voices (EU only)
  • What: Enter to win a spot in an anthology for new writers & illustrators sent to agents, novels for children age 5 to YA (no picture books)
  • Who: non-agented SCBWI members living in EU countries
  • Prize: inclusion in an anthology sent to UK editors & agents and some US editors & agents

How to Evaluate a Publisher for Your Book

Switching from Querying Agents to Querying Publishers

Giuseppe Castellano: All The Wonders (podcast, Penguin Art Director answers questions)

Sept. 22-24  Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat  Pacific Coast Children's Writers Workshop (15th annual): Receive 1-2 critiques on your partial or full MG or YA novel by editor Stacey Barney (G.P. Putnam's) and/or agent Brianne Johnson (Writers House) and savvy teen readers. Craft-intensive; intimate. (Coastal Santa Cruz, CA) (Scholarships available for teen writers)


  1. Thanks, Elaine and Sylvia...I love receiving this and getting to see what is going on in KidLitLand. And I can't wait to read the articles included this month.


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