Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weekly Scratch: Book Club, Judy Blume Fans, WIP SCBWI, What's hot in YA...

Hi Folks! 

Here is some news from the Brazos Valley's own Children's Literature Book Club...

Howdy CLBC,

The first CLBC meeting of 2011 is important as we will select the next few books to read for discussion. The January meeting will be led by Debra Booth, a SCBWI member. The book is The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. I have read the book and it is an "easy read" if you have not read it, yet. Please urge anyone you know who enjoys literature for the young-at-heart to come and visit the book club on the 27th of this month.
The Children's Literature Book Club will meet for book discussion at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 2275 Dartmouth Street in College Station, from 4:30 PM to 6 PM, on the last Thursday of the month.
Spread the word to join the yahoo group for book club reminders:
Jacqueline Gramann, ARA SCBWI Brazos Valley

Are you feeling like a winner?   Is your YA novel awesome?  Perhaps you should try this contest...

", along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel.

The competion features an award for Young Adult Fiction. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which
includes a $15,000 advance." Read the detailed terms/conditions at the site.

Deadline: January 24-February 6, 2011

Details: You must register at to enter the Contest.

As always, we pass this stuff along for informational purposes only. Do your own research.

Want to know what is hot in YA?  Give this article in PW about Today's YA Market a read:    

Remember that SCBWI grant season is gearing up. Follow this link for more info:

Are you a Judy Blume fan?  This fandom contest might be for you...

Are you searching for an agent?  Aspiring author Casey L. McCormick offers a great website to help you on that journey:

Hope something here helps you on your journey!

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