The Weekly 411 (5/11/18)

© Priscilla Alpaugh

May 11, 2018 vol. 19

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


Reminder: we have a special Agent Spotlight on Fiona Kenshole of Transatlantic Agency. She will teach a webinar on Tuesday, May 15, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, How to Make Your Manuscript Stand Out from the Crowdco-hosted by Inked Voices and Kidlit411. Read her interview to find out about a special submission opportunity for Kidlit411 readers. 


This week we are excited to feature daughter of author Sydell Rosenberg, Amy Losak. Her mom's debut, H IS FOR HAIKU (Penny Candy Books, 2018) is illustrated by Sawsan Chalabi. 

Today we are pleased to feature YA author Maxine Kaplan and her debut novel THE ACCIDENTAL BAD GIRL (Amulet Books, May 15, 2018).

June 11-15 Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers 2-, 3-, and 5-day workshops with editors, agents and authors to develop and perfect your craft. (Draper, UT)

Art of Storytelling (free course from Pixar/Khan Academy)

May 14 Authoress Secret Agent Contest

  • What: submit the first 250 words of your completed MG (all genres) or YA (except fantasy & sci-fi) manuscript to be critiqued by the blog community and a secret agent. First 50 entries will be accepted.
  • Prize: critiques and attention from an agent

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