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The year ahead
It’s a date! • Wrangle deadlines in style with these literary 2022 calendars.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conferences • SCBWI’s conferences have gained a lot by going virtual.
Faces • This magazine thrills young readers with stories from around the world.
Don’t give up • A writing career is a marathon, not a sprint.
Upcoming calls for submissions
Broadening the Bookshelves • A new column dedicated to expanding our notion of craft outside the white Western canon, from the books we read to the prompts we practice. Join us, won’t you?
Elements of Mexican literature
Talk to the practitioner: Myriam Gurba
The Nightstand • Six picks from Daniel Olivas
YOUR BEST YEAR YET • Seven ways to build a writing habit in 2022.
In the beginning • Three elements that create a strong opening sentence.
JUGGLING MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW • Tips for knowing how – and when – to use multiple POV characters in a manuscript.
TIPS FROM THE PROS
THE STATE OF YA • A dozen young adult authors weigh in on the 10 biggest trends they see in their genre.
THE MONTH AHEAD
Postscript • Sad but true: Money often stands in the way of a writer finishing the next bestseller. And it shouldn’t. There are many opportunities, including awards, fellowships, and grants, to get extra cash in order to devote more time to writing.
Fast facts on… FELLOWSHIPS
Gigi Will Know • You need to work with someone who knows what it means to scan art and reproduce art.