The Weekly 411 (3/15/19)

© Cindy Derby

March 15, 2019 vol. 10

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 Cindy Derby.



We are pleased to feature YA author Kip Wilson and her new book, WHITE ROSE  (Versify-April 2, 2019) Be sure to enter to win a copy (will be mailed out mid-April)!

Cover design & illustration @ David Curtis/ Sharismar Rodriguez 

We are also pleased to feature author-illustrator Cindy Derby and her debut picture book, HOW TO WALK AN ANT (Roaring Brook Press March 26, 2019). Enter to win a copy!

Technology in World Building 

Economic World Building: How Class, Economy & Money Affect Your Characters

The Where of it All: Place and Story, a guest post by Kathi Appelt

Negative Trait Thesaurus

Middle Grade v. Young Adult (5 subcategories)

What Am I Writing? Young Adult vs. Middle Grade

New for New Readers: What (Exactly) IS an Early Reader?

Mar. 15-April 15 Application window for Highlights
  • What: a 24-month mentorship including in person workshops (Session 1: Sept. 13-15, Session 2: March 15-17, 2020)
  • Who: people of color or indigenous writers and illustrators pursuing publication

Spring  Writing conference: 9 sessions with writing & marketing professionals As part of author Shaunta Grime's pre-order campaign for her book, THE ASTONISHING MAYBE, she is offering 9 webinars for those who pre-order her book, with agent Elizabeth Bennett of Transatlantic Agency, editor Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends, authors Ellen Hopkins, Judy Schachner, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty, marketing experts Jeff Goin, Tim Grahl, and many more.

Mar 19 PBParty

  • What: submit your PB pitch, query, and first 50 pages
  • Prize: 20 entries will be chosen for an agent round March 27-28

Self-Rejection: What it is, Why You Do It, and How to Eject Its Ass Out of Airlock

13 Tips for the Work-At-Home Author

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