The Weekly 411 (11/24/23)

© Mirka Hokkanen


Nov. 24, 2023 vol. 47

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 and camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Mirka Hokkanen.

Publishing News

Graphic Novel [by Dan Santat] Wins National Book Award

Publisher's Weekly's Selections for the Best Children's and YA Novels of 2023

For Writers

Seven Ways to Access Vulnerability

Writing Challenges

Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12. (Sign up in Jan. and Feb). 
What: Join the world’s friendliest writing community and challenge yourself to write and revise 12 picture books in 12 months.
Who: Open to All
Cost: Tiered Membership Levels. Registration opens in January.
Apply for 2024 Scholarship here (deadline Nov. 30, 2023)

Dec. 9, 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST The Importance of Dummy Books for Picture Book Authors A hands-on workshop in which Mel Rosenberg explains the importance of dummy books for authors (length, pace, getting going, anticipation, text per spread, etc.). The participants will create their own dummy ebooks in real time while Mel demonstrates how easily it can be done. Mel will also also teach a way to make a page flipping physical mini-book in three minutes with three pieces of paper and scissors. Presented by SCBWI Minnesota.

Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m. PST Writing and Finishing a Novel Tips for writing and finishing a novel, whether it’s your first or tenth. Writing a novel is daunting. There is no exact formula to writing one—and it takes a long time! That “long time” leaves plenty of chances to feel lost and derailed. You are not! You are walking down a well-treaded path. Here, loop arms with international and New York Times bestselling author Mary E. Pearson and we’ll go down that path together. Presented by SCBWI San Diego.


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