Many of you probably already know about KIDLIT 411, and if you do--shame, shame, shame for not telling me about it.
KIDLIT 411 is a writer's supermarket. It offers articles, tips, links, spotlights on authors, illustrators, and agents, information on contests and awards, and resources, resources, and even more resources.
While I could go on and on, the reason I am writing this blog is to alert all the aspiring Picture Book or Middle Grade authors to a wonderful interview with Rodeen Literary Management's Lori Kilkelly. Lori discusses what she looks for in a manuscript or a picture book, but the exciting part--not that it isn't exciting to meet an agent who is passionate about children's literature--is that she is offering a chance for your query on your PB or MG book to move out of the slush pile.
There, I said it, and yes, I am entering!
Here's the catch--your manuscript must be completely finished, and you need to enter at the KIDLIT 411 website. BUT YOU ONLY HAVE 4 MORE DAYS! So get with it. Here is the linkhttp://www.kidlit411.com/2014/07/Kidlit411-Agent-Spotlight-Lori-Kilkelly.html
P.S. While you are there sign up for KIDLIT 411's weekly email updates. You will not be disappointed.