The Weekly 411 (2/2/18)

© Simona Ceccarelli

Feb. 2, 2018, vol. 5

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, the Kidlit411 Manuscript Swap to find critique partners, and the Kidlit411 Portfolio Swap for art critiques. 


New agent alert:  Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literary Agency is looking for YA clients.

A little more than a week to enter our Kidlit411 Illustration Contest to design a website banner. Cash prizes and more!


Today we feature PB author Ann Marie Stephens! Be sure to enter her giveaway of her picture book CY MAKES A FRIEND, illustrated by Traci Subisak (Boyds Mill Press, 2017) and some swag. 

We also feature author Kim Tomsic and debut MG novel, THE 11:11 WISH (Katherine Tegan Books/Harper Collins, Feb. 13, 2018) and swag. Be sure to enter to win a copy.

So You Got an Offer of Rep. . . (advice on notifying other agents)

Seven Tips for Your Next Writers' Conference

How to Reference Pop Culture in Your Fiction

Feb. 10-14 Valentini Writing Contest with Susanna Hill
  • What: write a 214 word or less story about someone hopeful and post it on your blog
  • Prizes: critiques from editors & authors, craft books, and more
  • What: Be one of 20 lucky winners of a free PB critique
  • Prize: a PB critique from a published PB author from the #epic18 (debut PB authors in 2018)


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  1. Great post - I love both of these author illustrators and can't wait to read their books.

    Ann Marie's statement - "picture books are like a low-cost, unforgettable vacation for the brain" is so true.


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