The Weekly 411 (12/8/17)

© Lynnor Bontigao

Dec. 8, 2017, vol. 49

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.


Our Author Spotlight is on Deborah Lytton, author of the middle grade novel series RUBY STARR. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).  Be sure to enter to win a copy of her book plus some swag!

Contests & Awards

  • What: submit your published magazine work from this year in one of four categories: fiction, nonfiction, illustration, poetry
  • Who: SCBWI members
  • Prize: recognition via plaques and honor certificates
  • What: award for authors & illustrators of non-traditionally published books
  • Who: SCBWI members
  • Prize: a seal, publicity, free tuition & appearance at SCBWI conference
  • What: submit your PB, CB, MG, YA, nonfiction or multicultural fiction manuscript
  • Who: SCBWI members
  • Prize: works presented to hand-selected group of editors

  • What: apply in conjunction with SCBWI Work In Progress Award application
  • Who: unpublished writer or writer/illustrator over 50
  • Prize: $500 plus free tuition to any SCBWI conference worldwide
  • What: submit your dummy or portfolio
  • Who: illustrators who are SCBWI members
  • Prize: two $1,000 prizes, to a published & pre-published illustrator

Freelance Critiques & Editors

Alli Brydon

MSWL - agents post their manuscript wish lists using the hashtag #MSWL on Twitter which are aggregated on this website


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