The Weekly 411 (10/20/17)

© Lynnor Bontigao

Oct. 20, 2017, vol. 42

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.


SCBWI Registration for the NY Conference goes live on Tues. Oct. 24, 10 a.m. PDT. There are exciting changes in the format this year, focusing on in depth craft workshops. Attendance will be limited so you will want to register early.

The YA community is talking about the blogging community's impact on published Kirkus reviews: Kirkus Editor-in-Chief Explains Why They Altered That American Heart Review 

PB Writers: Julie Hedlund's 12x12 is running a 50% sale off all course through midnight Monday, October 23: All About Creating Picture Books - Learn from the Industry's Best and Brightest. Visit and use the coupon code, BOO. Code can be used as many times as you like.


This week we have three spotlights! Enter to win one of 5 books.

Our PB Author & Publisher Spotlight is on Denene Millner, author of EARLY SUNDAY MORNING, and in charge of the Denene Millner Books Imprint of Agate Publishing. Enter to win one of three books from their imprint.

Our MG Author Spotlight is on Jonathan Rosen and his debut, THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES (Sky Pony Press). 

Our YA Author Spotlight is on Lisa Rosinsky, and her book INEVITABLE AND ONLY (Boyds Mills Press).  

Going on Sub (What Happens when an Agent Submits Your Work)

Epic Eighteens: PB authors/illustrators debuting in 2018

Electric Eighteens: MG & YA authors debuting in 2018

  • What: enter to win monetary awards for indigenous writers in Canada
  • Prize: 5 awards for unpublished works totaling $10,000 and 3 awards for published works totaling $15,000



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