The Weekly 411 (9/13/19)

© Paul Weiner

Sept. 13, 2019 vol. 36

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 Paul Weiner.


New Agency Alert: Headwater Literary Management (reps adult and YA)

Chelsea Eberly, former editor at Random House Children's Books, will join Greenhouse Literary Agency as an agent. She will represent PB, MG, YA, graphic novels, and select women's fiction. 

Mega Soaring 20s Picture Book Debut Group is giving away 20 free picture book critiques for text and 6 for dummies. Enter by Sept. 15!


Today we are excited to feature author Teresa Robeson and her debut picture book, QUEEN OF PHYSICS (Sterling Children's Books, illustrated by Rebecca Huang (October 8, 2019) to KidLit411. Be sure to enter to win a copy!

Today we are excited to feature author London Shah and her debut YA novel, THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD (Hyperion Disney Books, Oct. 29, 2019). Enter to win a copy (sent to you after publication)!

Artist: Mike Heath     Designer: Marci Senders

7 Tools for Pacing a Novel & Keeping Your Novel Moving at the Right Pace

7 Quick Tips for Mastering Pacing in Your Story

Qualities of a Great Nemesis #1: Power

If You Build It, It Can Sell. A Novelty Book Primer by Salina Yoon

Marcy Pusey

Oct. 28 8 a.m.-8 p.m. #DVPit
  • What: Twitter pitch contest for children's and teen fiction/nonfiction
  • Who: for marginalized authors and illustrators
  • Prize: potential requests from agents and editors

Beneath the Ice: A Literary Agent Discusses Rejection

YA + MG 2020 Graduate Students: Facebook support group for kid lit authors with non-debut books coming out in 2020


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