The Weekly 411 (7/19/19)

© Susi Schaefer

July 19, 2019 vol. 28

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 Susi Schaefer


Audiobooks, Children's and YA Nonfiction Lead Publishing Revenue in 2019

Levine Querido is open to unsolicited submissionsThe company focuses on publishing the writing and artwork of authors and creators from underrepresented backgrounds, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, Latinx creators, indigenous artists and writers, creators with disabilities, members of minority religions, and more. It is looking for picture books, novels, and illustration. It has a monthly limit on the number of submissions.


Today we are excited to feature award-winning illustrator Jason Chin and his recent picture book NINE MONTHS: BEFORE A BABY IS BORN, by Miranda Paul (Neal Porter Books, April 2019). Enter to win a copy!

Today we are excited to feature author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner and his new middle-grade novel, REVENGE OF THE ENGINERDS, illustrated by Serge Seidlitz (Aladdin Feb. 2019). 

Be sure to enter to win a copy! 

Cover  & interior illustrations © Serge Seidlitz

Marketing & Creating a Platform

The Truth About Book Launches

2020VisionsPBs: PB authors in 2020 #2020visionsPBs

July 25 8 p.m. EDT The 4 Big Reasons Manuscripts Get Rejected Free picture book mini summit brought to you by editors and authors Laura Backes, Julie Hedlund, Katie Davis, and Emma Walton Hamilton.

Middle Grade Literary Agents Open to Submissions

From Writer Beware's Files: The Six Most Prolific Vanity Publishers (Plus Two Honorable Mentions) Kid Lit These Days - Book Riot's podcast

How to Waste Money When Self Publishing a Book

9 Weird Ways to Beat Writer's Block

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