The Weekly 411 (6/21/19)

© Yuna Cheong

June 21, 2019 vol. 24

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 Yuna Cheong.


We are excited to feature author Elizabeth Lim and her debut YA novel, SPIN THE DAWN (Knopf Books for Young Readers, July 9, 2019) a Silk Road-inspired fantasy pitched as Project Runway meets Mulan. Enter to win a copy!

 illustrator: Tran Nguyen; cover designer: Alison Impey.
We are excited to feature author Karen Jameson and her debut picture book, MOON BABIES, illustrated by Amy Hevron (Penguin Random House July 2, 2019). Enter to win a copy!

5 Ways to Earn Your Audience's Loyalty

4 Ways to Improve Plot/Climax in Your Writing

The21ders: traditionally published MG & YA authors debuting in 2021 #The21ders

3 Do's for Getting Reviews (and 4 Don'ts)

  • What: a free 3-month mentorship (Aug 1- Nov 1) with a traditionally published picture book author
  • When to apply: June 26-July 15
  • Who is eligible: un-agented, not previously published, not under contract, and not been mentored in the past year

ry Concierge with Stephanie Bourbon - Youtube channel of writing tips from creative coach and writer

Alexa Donne - Youtube channel with a plethora of writing and publishing tips from YA author Alexa Donne

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