The Weekly 411 (8/21/20)

© Katia Wish
Aug. 21, 2020 vol. 34

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 Katia Wish.


Today we are pleased to feature author Donna Barba Higuera and her debut middle grade novel, LUPE WONG WON'T DANCE (Levine Querido (September 8, 2020) Enter to win a copy!

cover design by Mason London

Today we are pleased to feature author Angela Burke Kunkel and her debut picture book, DIGGING FOR WORDS: JOSÉ ALBERTO GUTIÉRREZ AND THE LIBRARY HE BUILT, illustrated by Paola Escobar (Schwartz & Wade, Sept. 8, 2020). Enter to win a copy!

We are pleased to feature author-illustrator Katia Wish and her debut picture book, RACCOON'S PERFECT SNOWMAN (Sleeping Bear Press, July 2020). Enter to win a copy!

For Writers

WIP: What's the Point

Be Very Careful with Dreams and Hallucinations in Novels

How Writers Should Choose Their Pseudonyms

How to Create the Best Virtual Author Event on the Planet

Debut Author Survival Guide #4: The Author Newsletter

Aug 21 Game of Pitches
  • What: get help with your #Pitmad or #Divpit pitches (pitch, query + 25 first pages) from authors Akure Phénix and Kristen Lee by following & RTing the announcement tweet
  • Prize: 2 authors will be chosen
Oct. 20 #Divpit

  • What: Twitter pitch party for children & teen fiction/nonfiction
  • Who: for self-identifying historically marginalized authors & illustrators
  • Prize: attention from agents & editors with invitations to query

Oct. 3. Picture Book Summit  A world-class online conference for picture book writers and illustrators, featuring keynotes and workshops from bestselling, award-winning authors and illustrators, plus other learning and networking opportunities for aspiring picture book authors around the globe, all from the comfort of home. 

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