Week 2 #KidlitSummerSchool Schedule, Updates, and Things You Need to Know

KLSS 2015 BadgeHello, Summer Schoolers! Week 1 has drawn to a close, and we are about to embark upon Week 2 of Kidlit Summer School 2015. Are you excited? Are you  inspired? We certainly hope so.

Just like last week, we want to start you off on good footing and give you a preview of what is to come, not just in terms of guest bloggers, but other great Summer School Events like out #30mdares and upcoming Webinars. Let’s get started!

Pop Quiz: Look for a Pop Quiz on the blog at the end of the day. (We know pop quizzes aren’t supposed to be announced… we’re just trying to be extra nice.)

The Facebook Group

A quick reminder: some of you are still trying to get into the Facebook group (and why wouldn’t you? We’re having so much fun there!). If you have registered for Kidlit Summer School, have asked to be added to the FB group, and did not get added within a day, it may be because your FB name did not match up with your registration name. If this is the case, one of us will have sent you a message via FB. Sometimes these messages end up in the OTHER folder. Please check this folder to see if you have heard from one of us and answer any messages there. This will help us sort things out.

Class Schedule for Week 2:

Great posts heading your way. Check out this awesome author line-up!Presentation2


Our next Webinar  will be on July 27 at 8pm EST. Registration for this event closed at 6am this morning. If you registered for this webinar with agents Sean MccCarthy and Marie Lamba and cannot attend it live, there will be a recording made available to you. We have several more great webinars lined up, so look for details on the blog and in your emails! For more information about the Webinars, please refer to the FAQ page in the navigation bar above.


If you are having email issues, please visit the FAQ page before contacting us with a question. We have found that almost all glitches thus far are user or server error. If you have tried everything else and still cannot get your email to work, contact a member of the Kidlit Summer School Board. We are working hard on this and other aspects of Summer School, so please know that it may be up to five business days before you hear back from us. Look for your next email tonight or tomorrow morning.

Drawing Contest!

Nerdy Chick

Art by Mike Ciccotello

Inspired by this nerdy chick that artist Mike Ciccotello drew on a coffee cup and tweeted to Kami and Sudipta, we’ve decided to run an art contest this year as part of Kidlit Summer School! The winners will be picked by an industry professional and be added to our cafe press store! Also, they will receive a prize pack with their own design on it. The rules:

1. Draw a Nerdy Chick.

2. Tweet the image to @leezaworks with the hashtag #NerdyChicksDraw AND/OR share on our Facebook Group page with the same hashtag.

3. Do this before the final day of Kidlit Summer School!

How easy is that? We look forward to seeing the chicks all over social media! (Psssst – Mike, you’re already one of the winners!)


Late Registration is Now Open

Even though pre-registration and regular registration have both closed, you can still take part in Kidlit Summer School. Late registration is now open, so you can still sign up and get access to our password-protected writing exercises, to our Summer School webinars and recordings, and to the Facebook group, and you are still eligible to win any of the comment-related book giveaways on the daily blog posts. So you can still fully participate! You will not be eligible for prizes specified for Pre-Registration and Regular Registration.If you still need to register, please click HERE. Late Registration ends a week from today on Sunday, August 2. *Note that you passwords are sent out periodically, not the moment of registration, so you may need to wait until the next bulk email to receive one. Don’t worry, the exercises and all will still be there. 🙂

#30mdare –

There is great information about the #30mdare writing challenge on our FAQ page.  Please click HERE to find out more about them… and join us.
Thank you for joining us for the first week of Summer School.  Thanks to our awesome bloggers, it was a fantastic week!
The Kidlit Summer School Board of Education



40 comments on “Week 2 #KidlitSummerSchool Schedule, Updates, and Things You Need to Know

  1. Good to know. Week 2 awaits!

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  2. Jenny Powers says:

    Thanks for the update! Week one was fantastic…can’t wait to see what’s next !

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  3. Trine says:

    It WAS a great week. Looking forward to Week 2.

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  4. Wish I could draw, I have cool ideas in my head for what a nerdy chick might look like but sadly I’m not an author-illustrator. Maybe I’ll get my daughter involved, she’s the artist!

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  5. rimna says:

    Looking forward to week 2.

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  6. Woohoo! An illustration contest and an awesome line-up for the week! You guys rock!

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  7. Week One just flew by. Eagerly awaiting Week Two’s activities and also might try drawing a little Nerdy chick as well. 🙂

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  8. Week One was so much fun! Really looking forward to Week Two. 🙂

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  9. Traci Bold says:

    My calendar is planned for the week, including the wonderful webinar for tomorrow night! Week one was enriching and fun. Thank you KidLit Summer School Board for creating a fantastic first week! Looking forward to Week Two. 🙂

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  10. Anita says:

    Looking forward to another great week!

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  11. DebbieL says:

    It’s been fun. Thank you for this!

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  12. writeknit says:

    We 2 here we come – get ready!!

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  13. topangamaria says:

    WOW. Whew! What a week of inspiration. Catching up today with all the great worksheets.
    Thanks for being so awesome.

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  14. Sue Frye says:

    Week one rocked!!! Getting in gear for week too, and loving that an art contest has been added!

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  15. Week one rushed by, but I’m ready to grab week two for more inspiration and fun! Rock on Chicks!

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  16. Sue Frye says:

    Week one rocked!!! Getting in gear for week two, and lovvving that an art contest has been added!

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  17. Excited for week 2. Such wonderful information. Thanks again.

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  18. Catherine says:

    Thank you for week 1 and very much looking forward to week 2 and all the inspiration that it brings 🙂

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  19. carolofparis says:

    I have really enjoyed this last week of Kidlit Summer School! Thank you for all the amazing information. I have been inspired and got a lot of work done on my book. Looking forward to the next week!

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  20. Laurie Young says:

    The upcoming week looks awesome!

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  21. Awesome! Looking forward to the webinar!

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  22. writersideup says:

    You ladies are some AMAZING Nerdy Chicks! 😀 I’m still catching up on Week 1 and looking forward to Week 2. I’m even toying with the drawing contest 😉 Go Kidlit Summer School! Ra! Ra! Ra! 😀

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  23. debra daugherty says:

    This has been a fun week! I can’t wait to discover what new information will be shared on the blogs. I’m not an artist, but the Nerdy Chick is so cute, I might attempt to draw one.

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  24. tanjabauerle says:

    What a great week it was. Looking forward to next week and I am so tickled that you now have an art contest. Whoohoo!. T

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  25. Juliana Lee says:

    I have to draw!!!! You’re killing me here!

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  26. Terrific first week! Thanks!

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  27. doriskstone says:

    Loved week one. Can’t wait for week two!

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  28. yetteejo says:

    I’m feeling good. Can’t wait for what is coming up.

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  29. Keila Dawson says:

    Looking foward to Week 2. And seeing the chick illustrations.

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  30. Andrea says:

    Thanks for a great first week!

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  31. Danna York says:

    Looking forward!!! This is all too good to be true!! Learning so much and thought I have heard everything!!! LovE!!!!!

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  32. Megan Cason says:

    Bring it on Week 2!!

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  33. hmmmmm says:

    Week #1 was great guys. My kids are in FULL DAY camps this week so I’m looking forward to watching webinars, doing the first 2 dares and just overall getting a little more traction. Thanks so much for all your work on this and for making it available to all of us!!!

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  34. Zainab says:

    I am ready for week 2. Week 1 was very helpful. Thank you! 🙂

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  35. Emily (Veela) Walzer says:

    Gearing up now! This is good stuff, folks.

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  36. Amy Benoit says:

    My daughter gave birth and I was by her side for 21 hours straight — secretly, Summer School was still on my mind! 😉 I think it kept me grounded. Welcome to the world…Ava Grace. Now bring on Week 2!!! xo

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  37. Normally, I’d leave a contest like this to illustrators, but just for fun I think I’ll enter this one.

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  39. […] by illustrator Mike Ciccotello (LOVE his work!), Kidlit Summer School is running a drawing contest. Registrants were invited to render our own versions of nerdy chicks 🙂 It’s not often I do […]


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