The Weekly 411 (3/26/21)


© Molly Ruttan

Mar. 26, 2021 vol. 13

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 Molly Ruttan.

Kidlit411 News

Kidlit411 is on the new audio-based social media app, Clubhouse. If you're on it, please join our club and follow Elaine (@emk411) and Sylvia (@artsylliu). We'll run writing sprints, craft panels, and generally have fun. 

Author Spotlights

We are pleased to feature author Laekan Zea Kemp and her debut young adult novel, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet (Little Brown, April 6, 2021). Enter to win a copy!

Illustrator: Poppy Magda; Designer: Karina Granda

We are pleased to feature author Sam Subity and his debut middle grade novel, The Last Shadow Warrior (Scholastic, April 6, 2021).

Enter to win a copy!

Illustrator: Jael Bendt; designer: Baily Crawford

We are excited to feature author-illustrator Janie Bynum and her recent picture book Chick Chat (North South Books, Jan. 2021).

Writing Courses

April 23: Agent Workshop - Middle Grade Opening Pages, with Fiona Kenshole, Transatlantic Agency. In this intimate Inked Voices workshop, you will receive written feedback on the first 3,750 words of your middle grade manuscript from a literary agent, and exchange peer feedback in a small group of only five writers. Written critiques are followed by a live debrief call.  

Inked Voices is also offering a spot in this group, free of charge, to a diverse writer. Apply by April 1st (it takes under 5 minutes):

Diversity in Kid Lit

Diverse Voices, Inc  - new nonprofit helmed by agent Beth Phelan to promote diversity in children's publishing; home of #DVpit and new mentor programs

Social Media

How Crying on TikTok Sells Books

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