The Weekly 411 (9/14/18)

© Richard Cartwright

Sept. 14, 2018, vol. 37

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


Lori Kilkelly, formerly of Rodeen Literary Management, announced the formation her new literary agency, KT Literary. 

Special Offer for Kidlit411 friends: Take $50 Arree Chung's Storyteller Academy course, Making Picture Book Stories and Dummies. Read about the course here, or sign up directly here.

Don't forget to enter the Kidlit411 banner illustration contest with cash prizes & more. Entries due by Oct. 31.


We are excited to feature picture book author Rita Lorraine Hubbard and her debut picture book, HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM (Lee & Low Books, Sept. 2018). Enter to win a copy!

Oct. 1-31 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship  (also listed in our Mentor Programs page)

  • What: apply for one of 11 mentorships with award-winning book creators (3 PB, 3 MG, 3 YA, 1 MG/YA NF, 1 illustrator)
  • Who: diverse writers or illustrators with completed manuscripts featuring diverse main character or subject matter
  • Prize: Mentorship

Oct. 6, 16 Revisions: Ways to Renew, Refresh & Rework Your Manuscript with Emma D. Dryden  Join renowned children's book editor and consultant Emma D. Dryden in a two-part online workshop for novel and picture book writers. She will lead attendees on a deep-dive exploration of an array of revision techniques and tools. 
  • Three hours of intensive instruction, over two hour-and-a-half sessions. Sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days after the live sessions.
  • Opportunity to practice revision techniques on their own manuscripts, and in peer groups, which will help attendees sharpen their editorial eye, and get actionable feedback on their work
  • Office hours sessions for questions on applying revision techniques
  • Over a dozen handouts for continued reference after the workshop


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