The Weekly 411 (10/12/18)

© Zara González Hoang

Oct. 12, 2018 vol. 41

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Meet the agent: Queressa Robinson of Nelson Literary Agency, who is building her YA, MG and adult lists

New Literary Agent Alert: Jennifer Grimaldi of Chalberg & Sussman: Seeks YA

New Literary Agent Alert: Britt Siess of Martin Literary & Media Management: Seeks MG


We are pleased to feature picture book illustrator Zara González Hoang and her new book, THREAD OF LOVE, by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal (Beach Lane Books, Oct. 16, 2018). Enter to win a copy!

Contests & Awards

Jan 8 The Book Illustration Competition 2019

  • What:  submit three illustrations and a binding design for HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
  • Who: any illustrator over 18
  • Prize: a commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2019. Five shortlisted entries will each receive £500 cash.

The Anatomy of a Book Cover: A Guide to Authors

Picture Book Basics - Understanding Format

Pacing Picture Books


GUEST POST: "On Pacing " by Chris Eboch

Writing Your Middle-Grade Character (aka The Center of Her Universe)


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