Hi All,

We're excited to announce KIDLIT COLLEGE - A First Pages Event with Expert Advice from Russell Busse, Little Brown Assistant Editor & Jill Corcoran, JCLA Founding Agent.

FIRST PAGES: EDITOR + AGENT EXPERT ADVICE LIVE


We've done first pages at conferences, and now I'd like to bring it to the virtual stage. What can we learn about the important set up of story from those who send in their pages for review live on August 24th at 6:30 PM EST.

Only 15 writers will be able to register as a first-page participant and agree to have their manuscripts read and reviewed live, will receive direct feedback on their projects. Our editor and agent will comment on the concept, first breath, line, paragraph, characters, pages, originality ... and so much more. First pages will be shared with Russell and Jill without names and tags, but will be read live for feedback. You must be registered as a PARTICIPANT in order to have your first page read live. Those who register as LISTENERS will benefit from the advice discussed live.

Our editor and agent will also discuss first pages they have acquired and what made them great. Sample books will be shared along with top tips about what made them sing.

Register now: Two options, Participate and have your manuscript read live for feedback, or join us to listen in!

NONFICTION NINJA UNLEASHED: A CLAIRE DORSETT + CANDACE FLEMING + JODELL SADLER MENTORING COURSE


Our newest Nonfiction Class includes a trifecta of professional advice: Editor, Agent, Award-Winning Author starts on August 31 at 6:00 PM EST with Sibert Medalist, Award-Winning Author Candace Fleming, Claire Dorsett, Assistant Editor at Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan, and Jodell Sadler, Editorial Agent, JCLA and KidLit College Founder.

NONFICTION NINJA UNLEASHED is a ten-week class on writing that top-notch Nonfiction manuscript with our final week dedicated to a discussion on how to write better fiction with a focus on nonfiction. Participants will enjoy weekly writing discussions on crafting creative nonfiction. We will discuss coming up with a compelling topic, unique bent, as well as research and citing. We will explore how to bring scenes to life through research and how to avoid crossing that line into fiction.

A special discount is open until August 24th for this course. Register Now

NEW GIRAFFE, MASTER PICTURE BOOK CLASS STARTS Sept 20th


This awesome 8-Week mentoring push for writing your picture books that focuses on plot pacing and writing mind, heart & ear will get your creative juices flowing! Register Now>

NEW CRIT-N-CHATS OPEN

Claire Dorsett, Roaring Brook Press - Submit Sept 1, Chat in October • Register Now

Candace Fleming Crit-N-Chat, Submit Sept 1, Chat Oct 10th • Register Now

Sarah Rockett, Sleeping Bear Press - Submit Sept 1, Chat October 21 - Register Now

To take full advantage of our Crit-N-Chats, join our FREE SURVIVE & THRIVE class.

Happy writing, everyone!

Jodell Sadler

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