The Weekly 411 (2/7/20)

© Juliana Motzko
Feb. 7, 2020 vol. 6

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 Juliana Motzko.


The NY SCBWI annual conference takes place this weekend. Follow along at the conference blog.


Today we are excited to feature author Joy Wieder and her debut picture book, THE PASSOVER MOUSE, illustrated by 
Shahar Kober (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2020). 

Enter to win a copy!

For Illustrators

March 12, 3-4:15 p.m. Mountain Standard Portfolios & Promotion with Tips on Finding an Agent: A Webinar for Illustrators Join agent Christy T. Ewers, owner of The CAT Agency  - learn about creating a portfolio and how to promote your art. Christy will answer your questions on how to get an agent & what the artist-agent relationship is like. $15 for SCBWI members/ $30 for non-SCBWI members.

Contests & Awards

  • What: publish your 214-word Valentine story appropriate for children about a child who is curious & link to Susanna Hills Feb. 12 post
  • Prizes: win critiques from picture book authors and free books
April 22 #DVpit
  • What: pitch your PB, MG, or YA novel
  • Who: self-identified historically marginalized and underrepresented authors & illustrators
  • Prize: agent interest in pitch (likes = invitation to query)
Conference, Workshops & Retreats

Jane's Guide to Getting the Most Out of a Writers Conference

Aug. 9-14 Art of the Picture Book with Duncan Tonatiuh Picture books are a uniquely challenging and potent art form, where both words and images work in tandem to create a story. Join Duncan Tonatiuh, the award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, for a week-long residency workshop at Buxton School. For further information and to register, go to and scroll down to Artist Workshop Residencies.  (Williamstown, MA)

Submissions 101: Social Media Savvy Part 2

A Writers Opinion on 5 Social Media Platforms

Best of Ask the Agent: How Do You Put a Number on Success?

What To Know Before You Submit: 28 Great Tips from Literary Agents

Seven Submission Tips From a Literary Agent’s Slush Pile

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  1. Congratulations, Joy, on your debut picture book. I love the title and cover.

  2. Spectacular! Love the info every week!


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