The Weekly 411 (6/15/18)

© Jen Betton

June 15, 2018 vol. 24

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Today we are excited to feature debut YA author Aminah Mae Safi and her new book, NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (Feiwel & Friends June 19, 2018). Enter to win a copy!

Michael Frost photographed, Tanya Frost styled.
Liz Dresner did the cover direction and design
We are also pleased to feature Jen Betton and her debut as a picture book author-illustrator, HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers June 19, 2018). Be sure to enter to win a copy!

June 18 The Rafael Lopez and Pat Cummings Merit Scholarship

  • What: Apply for a scholarship to the Children's Book Academy class, 2018 Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books, co-taught by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Designer and Art Director (and published illustrator) Andrea Miller
  • Who: writers and illustrators who identify as being of color, LGBTQTI, or disability
  • Award: Free tuition for the course

June 22 #SFFPit
  • What: Twitter pitch party for all age categories (PB to adult) for science fiction and fantasy works
  • Prize: agent attention and requests for your manuscript

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