The Weekly 411 (9/17/21)

© Leila Nabih

Sept. 17, 2021 vol. 38

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updatesAre you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Leila Nabih.

Kid Lit News & Events

The Book Biz Tries to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions

Literary Agents Assess the Middle Grade Landscape

Virtual Picture Book Launch with Michael Genhart, Loris Lora, Tony Neal, and Bella Noche (Sept. 25, 12 p.m. CT)

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Kalena Miller and her debut young adult novel, The Night When No One Had Sex (AW Teen), out Oct. 12. Enter to win a copy! (U.S. residents only, please!)

We are excited to feature author Jaime Berry and her debut middle-grade novel, Hope Springs (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), out now. Enter to win a copy!

cover art by Oriol Vidal; cover design by Karina Granda

We are excited to feature author Lyndall Clipstone and her debut young adult novel, Lakesedge (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), coming out on September 28, 2021Enter to win a copy!

Cover © Rich Dias

What to Cut When Your Book is Too Long

Picture Book Revision Checklist Revising “Being John Malkovich” Style

Sept. 25 noon ET Pitchcraft Workshop 2021: Everything You Need to Know About Pitching Graphic Novels Join agent Janna Morishima (co-founder of Scholastic's Graphix imprint and Kid Comics Unite) to learn about the ins and outs of pitching your graphic novel project. Half day workshop includes checklists, information, live exercises and feedback, Q&As, and more.

Sept. 27-Nov 1 Verse Novels Intensive, with Rajani LaRocca and Chris Baron, at Inked Voices Dive into verse novel craft with two acclaimed authors. In Part 1, Rajani LaRocca (Red,White, and Whole) will talk about how to approach drafting your verse novel. In Part 2, Chris Baron (All of Me, The Magical Imperfect) will dig into the challenge of revision. The class includes two live sessions on September 27th and October 18th, plus weekly exercises for you to try on your own and weekly asynchronous office hours to answer your questions.