GIVEAWAY (U.S. only): Karla is giving away a copy of Marie Curie And The Power Of Persistence, written by Karla Valenti and illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli! [EDIT: Giveaway is now over.] Karla Arenas Valenti was born and raised in Mexico. Since then she has put down roots in a number of countries she . . .
Only a few days until the annual SCBWI Summer Conference in LA! You can follow the action via the #LA19SCBWI hashtag and (once the conference begins) the SCBWI Conference Blog. I’ll be at the conference on faculty, including hosting the Life Drawing Lunch on Sat. Aug. 10th from 12:30-1:30 pm – do come! The deal: . . .
In prep for my Social Media Masterclass for Authors and Illustrators at SCBWI-Midwest, I posted a survey for editors, agents and art directors and 25 responded. Only one freelance art director responded (feel free browse art directors’ responses in the similar poll in 2014, which also includes responses from editors . . .
Only a few days until the annual SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC! You can follow the action via the #NY19SCBWI hashtag and (once the conference begins) the SCBWI Conference Blog. I’ll be at the conference – if you see me, PLEASE do say hi….but please keep reading. 🙂 The following is a slightly updated . . .
I’ve been using social media since before the term existed and though I am far from expert, I have learned a great deal along the way. I’m going to start posting some social media tips for authors and illustrators on my blog from time to time, in hopes of helping . . .
Tess Callero is one of the fabulous literary agents at Curtis Brown Ltd (another fabulous agent is Ginger Knowlton, my own agent). I got to know Tess when I recently did an Instagram takeover of the CB feed; the fact that I had so much FUN was largely due to Tess’s enthusiasm and help . . .
For those on Twitter: I’ve updated my lists of children’s/YA book editors on Twitter as well as literary agents on Twitter who represent children’s/YA book creators. I’ve compiled these lists to help writers and illustrators find industry types to follow on Twitter, not as official lists of those accepting particular types of submissions, . . .
Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent at Trident Media Group. Mark is actively building his client list, including those who write picture books, middle grade and young adult. For picture books, Mark prefers representing those who both write and illustrate rather than those who write only or illustrate only (see his comments . . .