The Weekly 411 (3/2/18)

© Colleen Muske
Mar. 2, 2018, vol. 9

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. 


We are nearing 6000 members in our Facebook group. To help celebrate, anyone who is already a member can enter to win a batch of free children's books (and #6000 will win too):

a Rafflecopter giveaway


We are pleased to introduce author Kerri Kokias and her debut PB, SNOW SISTERS, illustrated by Teagan White (Random House, Jan. 2018). Be sure to enter her giveaway!

We are also excited to host a joint MG spotlight on four debut MG novels and their authors:
  • Jen Petro-Roy, P.S. I MISS YOU (Feiwel & Friends, Mar. 6, 2018)
  • Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester, LEGENDS OF THE LOST CAUSES (Henry Holt & Co., Feb. 20, 2018)
  • E. LatimerTHE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY (Random House Feb. 13, 2018)
  • Lora Hyler, THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHT MARTY HAYES (HenschelHAUS Publishing, Feb. 22, 2018)

Enter to win all these books!

We are featuring a COVER REVEAL this week, too!!
Author Susan Lubner's new novel, LIZZY AND THE GOOD LUCK GIRL (Running Press Kids, Fall 2018) has a GORGEOUS cover (illustrated by Pascal Campion). Enter to win a copy!

©Pascal Campion

For Writers

Submissions: Agents & Editors

Wrestling with Referrals

June 22-24 Vermont Writer's Roundtable: How to Write Creative Nonfiction for Children and Teens The field of creative nonfiction is expanding and generating attention from editors, teachers and award committees. Limited to 15 participants, the Vermont Writers Roundtable features small-group critique sessions, one-on-one time with a faculty member, and workshops that build on each other so you leave with a solid action plan on how to write, revise and pitch your creative nonfiction manuscript. Plus, you'll have a group lunch (via Skype) with a top editor and a follow-up webinar with faculty. (South Londonderry, VT)

Inspirational Things
Be(ing) a Writer

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  1. Thank you...Great rundown of what's available in kidlitland, Elaine and Sylvia! The writer's roundtable in Vermont sounds awesome.
    I'm sorry I didn't get you info about the #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge that is going on RIGHT NOW until March's a super cool opportunity for writers to see that Magic Happens When You Make Every Word Count...and there are awesome prizes.


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