The Weekly 411 (9/8/17)

© Ben Mantle

Sept. 8, 2017, vol. 36

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Sign up for Editor Emily Feinberg (Roaring Brook Press)'s webinar, Picture Books in Focus: Structuring Your Picture Books and Narrative (Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m.), co-hosted by Inked Voices & Kidlit411.

Authors & Illustrators Donate Your New Books to schools who have lost their libraries as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Effort organized by Kate Messner.


This week we feature illustrator Ben Mantle and his newest picture book, A COOKED UP FAIRY TALE, written by Penny Parker Klostermann (Random House Books for Young Readers). Enter to win a copy!

We also feature YA author L.B. Schulman, and her debut novel, STOLEN SECRETS (Boyds Mills Press). Win a copy of her book.

Writing Courses

Sept 12-Oct 17 The Writing Barn: Perfecting the Picture Book Online Class  The respected Writing Barn brings its enormously successful picture book class online. A six week deep-dive course into picture book structure, form and more.

Sept 12, 8 p.m. EDT Free webinar: Why you Should be writing for the Middle Grade/ YA Market and How to Succeed at It, presented by, with author Alice Kulpers and CBI Publisher Laura Backes.

What is a Narrative Arc? A Guide to Storytelling Structure

Turn that Picture Book Page

Every Day Tammi Sauer is Structuring

Nonfiction Proposals: Marketing Plan

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