The Weekly 411 (10/6/17)

© Christina Rowe

Oct. 6, 2017, vol. 40

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie.

Today we feature Bruce Hale, who has authored and/or illustrated over 40 books for young readers. Enter to win a copy of his book, CLARK THE SHARK, illustrated by Guy Francis (Harper Collins Books, 2013)

Contests & Awards

Oct 1 - Oct. 31 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship

  • What: apply for one of ten spots (8 for authors or author-illustrators and 2 for illustrators) to be mentored by an experience creator for 2018
  • Who: any one who writes or illustrates about diverse main character or diverse central subject matter
  • Prize: a year long mentorship with professional writer or illustrator
Oct 15- Oct 31 WNDB 2017 MG Short Story Contest

  • What: submit your short story for children under 4,000 words, with the theme "Heroes Next Door"
  • Who: authors who identify as diverse writing about diverse characters
  • Prize: $1000 plus publication in an anthology published by Crown Books for Young Readers/ Random House

Nov. 15 SCBWI Emerging Voices Award
  • What: submit your original work in English for young readers
  • Who: writer or writer/illustrator from an underrepresented background
  • Prize: 2 winners will get paid trips to the L.A. SCBWI conference, manuscript consultations, and more

Charge your Writing Superpowers While You Sleep!

8 Tips for Printing an Eco-Friendly Book

March 15-19 Writing Cross-Culturally Workshop
A workshop giving writers and editors the tools and resources to create stories not of their own background with care and sensitivity. Participants will learn about discuss representation and misrepresentation, as well as the damage it can do, privilege and point of view, basic dos and don'ts, and the many ways our own prejudices and privileges connect to every part of the writing and publishing process. Co-sponsored by Madcap and WNDB. (Lyles, TN)

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In order to celebrate the release of author, Lori Alexander's brand new picture book FAMOUSLY PHOEBE we are doing a special giveaway this week only! Enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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  1. Thanks, Sylvia and Elaine...I absolutely love the banner by Christina Rowe! And you've gathered a bunch of awesome posts that are informational and inspirational!

  2. As always, KIDLIT411 shares valuable information for writers and illustrators. I always appreciate the many links and sources to great topics.

    I am honored my recent GROG Blog post, Five Elements of Text Structures, is included in The Weekly 411 (10/6/17). Thank you, Elaine & Sylvia, for all that you do.
    ~Suzy Leopold

  3. I always love all the information you put together, and the new things that I learn. Thank you for keeping me abreast. Sherry Alexander

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