The Weekly 411 (7/28/17)

© Mary Uhles

July 28,  2017, vol. 30

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Neal Porter moves his imprint to Holiday House

Jennifer Haskin of Metamorphosis Literary Agency is seeking YA


This week we feature MG debut author Danielle Davis and her new book, ZINNIA AND THE BEES (Capstone Young Readers). Enter to win a copy!

Contests & Awards

Sept. 1-Oct. 31 SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award
  • What: enter your new PB manuscript with a Jewish theme
  • Who: SCBWI members
  • Prize: $2500 plus tuition to the NY SCBWI conference

  • What: Submit a published MG or YA book featuring a diverse main character or addressing diversity in a substantial capacity
  • Who: diverse writers

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Sept. 19th at 8:30 p.m. Picture Books in Focus: Structuring your Picture Books and Nonfiction (with Emily Feinberg) (an Inked Voices/Kidlit411 webinar) Join Roaring Brook Press editor Emily Feinberg as she talks about focus and structure for picture books (both fiction and nonfiction)!

Marketing & Creating a Platform

Indie Publishing


  1. Can't wait to read Danielle's book. Her critiques are spot on. Very helpful. Congrats!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading Danielle's book! Thank you for all of your helpful thoughts.


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