The Weekly 411 (8/31/18)

© Luisa Uribe

Aug. 31, 2018, vol. 35

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


Mark your calendars: Sept. 12 is the next #MSWL day, where agents tweet their wish lists all day.


Today we are excited to feature middle grade author Christina Uss and her debut novel, THE ADVENTURE OF A GIRL CALLED BICYCLE (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House, June 2018). 

Be sure to enter to win a copy!

Cover © Jonathan Bean
Today we are pleased to feature picture book illustrator Luisa Uribe and her new book OPERATION RESCUE DOG, written by Maria Gianferrari (little bee books). Enter to win a copy!

Today we are pleased to feature picture book author Traci Sorell and her new book WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA illustrated by Frank Lessac. (Charlesbridge, Sept. 4, 2018) Enter to win a copy!

Authors: Take Advantage of the New Tax Deduction

Contests & Awards

Oct. 15-21 Author Mentor Match
  • What: Apply to get a published/agented author as a mentor for your complete MG or YA (Sign up now to enter to win a query & 1st page critique from a current AMM mentee)
  • Who: unpublished and un-agented MG and YA authors
  • Prize: a customized mentorship for your manuscript to get it to a query-ready condition

For Writers

Sept.-Dec. 2018 An Introduction to the Practical Side of the Mysteries of Line-Editing A seven-part webinar covering all aspects of line-editing, taught by editors Harold Underdown and Eileen Robinson. Check out the free introductory video and giveaway opportunities.


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  1. How do we enter to win a copy of the books?!? Thank you!!

  2. Great looking books! I can't find any links that take me to articles about the authors. Is there a new way that this tech-unsavvy nana can't figure out? LOL


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