The Weekly 411 (1/12/18)

© Constance Anderson
Jan. 12, 2018, vol. 2

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.


Be sure to enter our Kidlit411 Illustration Banner contest!  

On Jan. 27, join others in a Twitter party to celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day. Use #ReadYourWorld at 9 p.m. EST. Share discussions, ideas, and win prizes.

Nomad Press put out a call for proposals for YA nonfiction projects.


Today we feature author-illustrator Constance Anderson and her new picture book, A STICK UNTIL . . .  (Star Bright Books 2017). Be sure to enter to win a copy!

Contests & Awards
Jan. 23 Sun v. Snow
  • What: pitch your MG, YA or NA novel plus the first 250 words and be one of 200 entered into the contest
  • Prize: a chance to get mentored by experienced authors and compete for agent attention
Feb. 9 Kidlit411 Illustration Contest

  • What: design a temporary website banner for Kidlit411 and optionally, for our FB group
  • Prizes: $100 first place, $50 second place, plus use of your banner on our site & optionally, our FB group, plus an Illustrator Spotlight. Honorable mentions also get your banner displayed.

New Classes at STORYTELLER ACADEMY are beginning! Become a Picture book Ninja!

New Full-Year KidLit College Membership 2018 A membership option this year for the first time ever, and it's a great way to save on your KidLit College participation throughout 2018 and realize your wildest publishing dreams! You must enroll before Jan. 7th @ Midnight CST. 

The Lyrical Language Lab online class with Renee LaTulippe registration is open now. Punch up your prose with poetry!

Jan. 15 Middle Grade and Chapter Book Mastery with Hillary Homzie, Rachel Steing (Assistant Editor, HMH) and Dr. Mira Reisberg Join Children's Book Academy award-winning master teachers, Hillary Homzie and Dr. Mira Reisberg, as they help you write and sell those much-desired middle grade and chapter book novels. A four week interactive online workshop with a bonus mini-conference week.

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