by Sylvia Liu
Reposted from sylvialiuland.com
Many of you know that my friend Elaine Kiely Kearns and I run a resource website for children’s writers and illustrators, Kidlit411.
We have been open one year, and it’s been so much fun watching it grow. The concept is brilliantly simple (Elaine’s brainchild): gather all the kidlit links of good articles, resources, and advice that is available all over the internet and organize it in an accessible and appealing way.Over the year, the site has grown to include:
- A vibrant Facebook community of writers and authors who share information and support each other (Kidlit Facebook Group)
- A companion group where people can find others to swap manuscripts for critiques with (Kidlit MS Swap Facebook Group)
- Weekly Author and Illustrator Spotlights featuring kidlit authors and illustrators, both well known and up and coming ones. We have featured Jane Yolen, Paul O. Zelinsky, Drew Daywalt, David Diaz, Mercer Mayer, Nick Bruel, and many more.
- Weekly updates of all the new links added each week (The Weekly 411)