The Weekly 411 (5/31/19)

© Rachel Elliott

May 31, 2019 vol. 21

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 Rachel Elliot


Today we are pleased to feature author Lamar Giles, who writes for children, teens, and adults, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Read about his recent book, THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER, illustrations by Dapo Adeola (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 2019) and win a copy!

June 3  Boston Public Library Writer-In-Residence Program
  • What: apply for a residency at the Boston Public Library
  • Who: unpublished kid lit writers (children/teen)
  • Award: $20,000 and commitment to work at the BPL for 19 hrs/week

Nov. 7-10 Better Books Marin An intensive craft-based workshop limited to 25 MG and YA writers, where you are paired with an agent or editor mentor to work in small groups. Small group critiques and large group lectures, plus amazing food and camaraderie. Faculty includes: Kaylan Adair, Senior Editor, Candlewick Press; Simon Boughton, W.W. Norton; Anna Roberto, Senior Editor, Feiwel & Friends; Roseanne Wells, Jennifer de Chiara agency. (Petaluma, CA)

The Two Basic Rules of Editing (and the Rookie Mistake)

How to Find and Work with a Book Editor


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