Happy Wednesday! It’s late January, which means we’re one month down with winter, and if you’re like me, the end can’t come soon enough!
I also want to remind you that there are *two days* left to submit to the #BelieveInMagic art and poetry show! If you’ve been meaning to join the fun, this is a perfect opportunity to be featured among established professionals, as well as up and coming writers and artists.
Now, without further ado, it’s Wednesday, and that means I have more links to publishing news you need to know.
Please note that the following contests are not sponsored by SCBWI.
- The Young Adult Chapter of the Romance Writers of America (YARWA) has announced a new published author contest, titled “The Athena Contest for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction.” The submission window opens January 30th; eligibility and details can be found on the YARWA contest page.
- Scholastic Reading Club editors developed a list of trends they predict will be in next year’s biggest children’s books. The list and book recommendations are available on the Scholastic blog.
- On her blog, Jane Friedman tackles the subject of whether writers should submit writing projects to agents or editors.
- The American Library Association announced the winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards, which honors authors who represent the ALA’s top picks in books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults.
- The next Pitch Madness contest will open on February 24th. For all the guidelines and details, see Brenda Drake’s website.
If you have an interesting link about happenings in the children’s publishing industry, share it in the comments below.