The Weekly 411 (12/4/20)


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Dec. 4, 2020 vol. 49

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 Muis.


We are thrilled to feature agent Jemiscoe Chambers-Black of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Read about her manuscript wish list and enter to win a Golden Query Pass (your query goes to the head of her line).


We are excited to feature author PJ Gardner and her recent debut middle grade book, HORACE & BUNWINKLE, illustrated by David Mottram (Balzar + Bray, Sept. 2020). Enter to win a copy!

Today we're pleased to feature author Marcia Berneger and her chapter book, A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale, illustrated by Beatrix Castro (Kar Ben Publishing 2019). Enter to win a copy!


This week we featured illustrator Lisa M. Griffin and her banner design for Kidlit411. Enter to win a copy of her picture book, HEY GOOSE! WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE? (Boys Town Press 2017).

For Writers

Writing Tips: Creating Memorable Characters

Writing Character Thoughts

Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description

Marketing & Creating a Platform

21 For the Books: PB debuts in 2021 and 2022

21 and Fun: picture books coming out in 2021

Forever 21s: picture books coming out in 2021

20 Dos and Don'ts by Mem Fox *previously featured*

  • What: submit a story under 250 words focusing on helping
  • Prizes: PB critique by agent Kaitlyn Sanchez (Olswanger Literary), 12x12 memberships, PB critiques, more


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