The Weekly 411 (4/12/19)

© Lori Nichols

April 12, 2019 vol. 14

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 Lori Nichols.


Today we are excited to feature author and agent Anna Olswanger and her middle grade novel, GREENHORN, with illustrations by Miriam Nerlove (New South Books 2012), which was also made into an independent film of the same name. Enter to win a copy!

Today we are also excited to feature author Natalee Creech and her two picture books, WHEN DAY IS DONE, illustrated by Robert Dunn (Beaming Books 2019) and NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM GOD'S LOVE, illustrated by Joseph Cowman (WorthyKids 2019). Enter to win a copy of both books!

For Writers

Submissions: Agents & Editors

The Straight Dope on Publisher's Marketplace

May 1 - June 12 Curtis Brown Creative, the creative writing course led by agency Curtis Brown is offering three courses: two individual 6-week courses: Writing a Children's Picture Book which will help students turn ideas into fully-fledged story-book texts for 2-6 year-olds and Illustrating a Children's Picture Book  which shows students the tricks of the trade, how to leverage their creativity and develop technique. And a 10-week combined course Writing and Illustrating a Children's Picture Book which brings together all of the teaching materials from the two individual courses. The popular children's author-illustrators: SARAH MCINTYRE and DAVID O'CONNELL are leading the courses.  Enroll by April 29. Get 10% off with the code MAKEAPICTUREBOOK2019.   

July 12-14 Vermont Writers Roundtable Learn from editor Laura Backes and authors Stephen Swinburne and Peter Lourie in a three-day, small group (maximum 15 authors) workshop setting, to work on nonfiction manuscripts. Also included is a Skype visit with an author.   

Syntax in Poetry and Poetic Voice in Rhyming Picture Books

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