The Weekly 411 (10/27/17)

© Gabriel Evangelista

Oct. 27, 2017, vol. 43

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.

Agent Molly O'Neill has moved to Root Literary and will open for submissions in January 2018.

Registration is open for the annual SCBWI conference in New York, Feb. 2-4, 2018. This year's format has been changed to focus on craft-intensive workshops.


Our illustrator in the spotlight is Gabriel Evangelista, aka GEvan, a Canadian/Portuguese illustrator, concept artist, art director, and professor.

For Writers

Submissions: Agents & Editors

What an Editor Does (actually, tips on writing a great book)

Writing Chapter Books - A Look at the Numbers

Writing Chapter Books

What Makes a Great Picture Book Class

Writing for Young Adults - A Look at the Numbers  (Hannah Weight Holt's number-driven look at YA writers. Don't miss her pieces on, CBMG & PB, Parts 1 (Habits of PB writers), 2 (finances) and 3 (agents))

Why We Can't Talk about Diversity in Kid Lit without Talking About Money

March 2-4 Whispering Pines Retreat  One of the premiere retreats for children's writers and illustrators, with presentations, workshops, and critiques with mentor authors, editors and agents. (West Greenwich, RI)

Oct. 27 #PitchCB
  • What: Once a month, pitch your ms to the agents at Curtis Brown
  • Prize: Agent attention and requests
Oct. 27-31 Susanna Hill's 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest

  • What: write a 100 word story appropriate for children using the words candy corn, monster, and shadow and post it on your blog
  • Prizes: win critiques, webinars, books, and more
TBA Hook Line and Sinker Challenge

  • What: Submit parts of your PB, MG, or YA work in four rounds, beginning with your first line
  • Prize: anonymous feedback on each round; winner gets 30 min consultation with author Cynthea Liu
Dec. 7 #PitMad

  • What: Tweet your PB, CB, MG, YA, NA, or A ms
  • Prize: Agent attention and requests

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