I hope you all had a relaxing summer. Maybe you got everything done you wanted to do this summer, or maybe you took a break from creating. There is no one-size-fits-all for writing and illustration. If you got things done, that's fantastic and if you took a break, know that's ok too. I hope this coming fall will be a wonderful time for you and you can take part in some wonderful writing and illustration events!
Would you like to win one of these MEGA prizes in the Children’s Book Academy’s 2021 Picture Book Palooza Mega-Raffle! Click here to find out more, win prizes, and share with your friends: https://www.childrensbookacademy.com/2021paloozaraffle.html
Or keep on reading.
The Academy has also extended their fabulous 40% discounts for the Palooza until Monday August 30th. Check out these testimonials from last year:
Absolutely amazing: immersion in an incredibly fine conference, for such an affordable price! Palooza spans fiction and nonfiction, stories from life and concept books, diverse voices, current trends. The presentations from authors, illustrators, editors, and agents are top-notch. These folks know their stuff and generously contribute to "the wind beneath our wings." Plus, the Palooza provides plentiful resources. Rest assured, even if you don't win one of the many giveaways, you'll have a great takeaway, whether you are a newbie like me, or well on your way. The Palooza's ratio of quality and quantity to cost is remarkable - you'll fill your cup to overflowing, while funding scholarships! Get in on it! ~ Debra Collins
The Picture Book Palooza offers everything you need to get started in the world of writing books for children! Authors, editors, agents, and other industry professionals offer their very best advice, strategies, and tools to help you with your kidlit writing and illustrating career. Don't miss this opportunity! ~ Moni Hadley Richie (published author)
Last year’s Palooza was my gateway to writing for children, giving me a glimpse into a world of creativity, support, and encouragement. The wonderful group of professionals from the kidlit community from the Palooza inspired me to enroll in the Craft & Business of Writing Children’s Picture Books course, and gave me lots of ideas for picture books that became initial drafts in the subsequent course. Can’t wait for this year’s Palooza! ~ Emrah Guler (now agented and beginning his kidlit career)
Join the Picture Book Palooza here: https://www.childrensbookacademy.com/pbpalooza2021.html
Meanwhile, back to the raffle. As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it! Here are the prizes. Please share with your friends.
Win amazing prizes by signing up, and earn more raffle entries by sharing!
Enter the raffle on our website to win or use the form below!
Please add the link https://bit.ly/PBPalooza2021 to all your posts and use the #21palooza hashtag. Sadly, posts without these 2 things will not be counted towards your total.
You can also tag @ChildrensBookAc on Twitter, @ChildrensBookAcademy on Instagram, and @ChildrensBookAcademy on Facebook for more entries!
EIGHTEEN AWESOME PRIZES
(3 Winners) ONE HOUR CRITIQUE WITH MIRA
(5 Winners) CHOICE OF AWESOME BOOK BUNDLES
(2 seats in) THE CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF ILLUSTRATING (& WRITING) CHILDREN’S BOOKS
(3 Winners) CHOICE OF SELF-PACED MASTER CLASS
(5 Winners) PITCH AND BIO CRITIQUES WITH MIRA
More info about these prizes below the Rafflecopter!
3 Winners of 1-hour Critiques with Dr. Mira (Priceless)*
You need a bit of love and magic in your life. During each one-hour critique of your work in progress, Mira will help strengthen your work and get you set on your kid lit career path whether you’re working on a manuscript, a portfolio, or a book dummy. Mira, the “Picture Book Fairy Godmother”, will lovingly guide you and help you make an action plan for the future.
This is one of the best things you can do for your career! Mira’s students have published over 670 books!
(5 WINNERS) ENTER TO WIN YOUR CHOICE OF ANY 3 OF THESE BOOKS BY PALOOZA PRESENTERS WITH AN AWESOME BOOK BUNDLE
Each week we will announce the winner of a winner's choice of 3 books from our fabulous panelists. Did I mention how great their books are? Must write a book review for them as part of winning the prize!
(2 WINNERS) for a Seat in The Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books Course *
This instant access course is the illustration class to end all illustration classes! It’s packed full of actionable information that you can apply directly to your career. You will learn everything you need to know to craft a dummy or create the illustration portfolio of your dreams!
(3 WINNERS) of A Free Self-Paced Masterclasses (Your Choice)*
These self-paced masterclasses are small but mighty. Target your area of interest with your choice of the Children’s Book Academy’s signature master classes! Three lucky winners will have their choice of fantastic learning opportunities.
(5 WINNERS) Pitch and Bio Critiques from Mira
See the true power of Mira’s magic with a pitch and bio critique from Mira. In this prize five lucky winners will get individual help polishing their pitches and bios until they sparkle!
So what is the Picture Book Palooza? It’s unlike anything out there in its warmth, unpretentiousness, effective organization, SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES, and bang for your buck!
Click here to find out more and share with your friends: https://www.childrensbookacademy.com/pbpalooza2021.html
And click here to enter to win prizes for THE PALOOZA MEGA RAFFLE!
“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually, they make the difference between winning and losing.” --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, & CBA Director Mira Reisberg PhD who is handing her Mondays over to awesome former now trad. pubbed students to widen their audience.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays feature funny Aussie author Sharon Giltrow sharing awesome Aussie books.
And 5th Mondays will feature Libyan American author Koloud Tarapolsi sharing wonderful diverse books.