The Weekly 411 (1/10/20)

© Nancy Whitesides

Jan. 10, 2020 vol 2

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 Nancy Whitesides.



We are excited to feature picture book author Nanette Heffernan and her forthcoming picture book, EARTH HOUR: A LIGHTS-OUT EVENT FOR OUR PLANET illustrated by Bao Luu (Charlesbridge January 21, 2020). Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature illustrator Victoria Ying and her recent graphic novel, DIANA: PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS, written by Shannon and Dean Hale (DC Comics Jan. 7, 2020). Enter to win a copy!

Cover Reveal

Today we reveal the cover of Rebecca Colby's new picture book, CROCODILES NEED KISSES TOO illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan! Check it out!

Feb. 20 #PBPitch
  • What: tweet your picture book pitch between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET
  • Prize: agent attention and likes (invitations to query)

Jan. 25-25 The Breakthrough Writers' Conference  Join editor and YA author Kate Brauning, Sourcebooks editor Christa Desir, video editor Deborah Oliveira, and editor Manuela Velasco in an online conference covering self-editing, writing outside your lane, goal-setting, sensitivity readers, first-page reads, writing sprints, and more. 

June 26-28 The Squam Writes Retreat A small, craft-focused retreat for MG and YA authors. Everyone who attends has a one-on-one 25-min critique with a mentor. 2020 mentors are: Rebecca Podos (Writer, and Agent at Rees Literary) and Ashley Hearn, Editor at Page Street Kids. Enrollment capped at 20 (Squam Lake, NH)

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