Some newer literary agents who will consider picture books:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2014.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is looking for authors and/or illustrators with new children’s books being released in the period from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014 who are interested in touring schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres, outside of their home province, during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2014. The next Book Week tour will run from Saturday, May 3 to Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Authors and illustrators who are interested in touring should visit the Book Week website under ‘Information for Artists’ (http://www.bookweek.ca/information-artists) for complete application details and to download the application form.
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a wonderful opportunity for authors and illustrators to promote their work to young readers across the country. The authors and illustrators who are chosen to tour for Book Week will be invited to give readings and/or workshops in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores in the province/territory they are assigned to tour.
All travel, accommodation and meal expenses for each author and illustrator are covered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. A per diem of $65.00 per day is allowed for meals.
Authors and illustrators will be paid $150.00 (plus GST or HST, if applicable) per school reading. There are usually 10 to 14 school readings given during the tour.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre also receives funding from the Canada Council to pay for four public readings per author and illustrator. The authors and illustrators will be paid $250.00 for each Canada Council public reading (plus applicable taxes).
For complete application information, please visit http://www.bookweek.ca/information-artists.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 416.975.0010 x 227or email@example.com.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Federation of British Columbia Writers LITERARY WRITES
Now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: July 31
please check the website for guidelines and further information:
—open to all BC writers and residents
—3 categories fiction, non fiction, poetry
—$15 per entry 2 entries for $25
—Fiction and non fiction 2000 word max single spaced
—Poems 2 pages max single spaced
—Deadline July 31, 2012
—Winners receive $200 each and feature at Word on the Street
—Winning pieces get published in WordWorks
—Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
—For further info: email@example.com
A publisher called Quirk is running a contest for novels containing a love story, deadline October 1, 2013. Their definition of love story is broad. There is no fee to enter. Manuscripts must be sent by regular mail to their address in Pennsylvania, and may not be shopped around by agents during the submission period, which is June 1-October 1. Details at: http://quirkbooks.com/lovestories
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Prominent New York literary agency seeks freelance manuscript reader. This job sounds like it could be done part-time and online. Here’s the link. If clicking it doesn’t work, copy it and paste it into your browser. http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/jobs/view.cgi?job_no=9686