The Weekly 411 (1/25/19)

© Emilie Boon

Jan. 25, 2019, vol. 4

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. This week's illustration is by Emilie Boon


Agent News: Rachel Brooks has joined Bookends Literary Agency and is open to YA submissions.


Today we are excited to feature author-illustrator Emile Boon and her recent picture book, ELLA & MONKEY AT SEA (Candlewick, August 7, 2018). Be sure to enter to win a copy.

All images from ELLA AND MONKEY AT SEA. Copyright © 2018 by Emilie Boon. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

An Easy Tip for Tightening Your Novel's Plot

The Type of Character Development Nobody Talks About

On the Scene in 19: debut PB & MG authors in 2019 #onthescenein19

My Promo Breakdown: What I Did, What I Didn't & How Much I Spent

Have Swag: Will Travel (tips from B.J. Lee)

When Agents Wave the Red Flag

What Does a Literary Agent Do?

May 5-9 Highlights Whole Novel Workshop. For MG and YA authors, have your whole novel read and critiqued prior to the workshop, plus a week of one-on-one mentoring. Application deadline Feb 2.

Mar. 9 Pitmad  (additional dates: June 6, Sept. 5, Dec. 5)
  • What: pitch your complete, polished novel or PB between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. EDT
  • Prize: agent attention and requests for submissions

10 Ways to Stay Fired Up with Your Writing Goals

In Writing, Progress Doesn't Always Look like Progress


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  1. What a fun book -- thanks for sharing! Wishing you all the best of success!


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