The WriteOnCon free online writing conference is next week, August 16-18. They’ll have blog posts, vlogs, live chats, live forum events, opportunities for critiques, and more. Presenters will be agents (over 20 of them), authors, and at least seven editors. I ‘attended’ last year, and thought it was helpful and well-done, even though it was geared mostly for novels, not picture books.
Here’s a bit more info from the website ( http://writeoncon.com/ )– WriteOnCon is not exclusive to kidlit writers. In order to stay organized, the curriculum is focused on picture book, middle grade, and young adult writers. However, much of the information provided applies to all writers, and many of the publishing professionals who participate cross over.