Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Books is opening submissions for YA novels for a short time. If you're ready with that YA novel, click here to submit. It sounds like a good opportunity.
Miss Snark's First Victim's latest contest: your worst sentence ever.
James Patterson's got a website up with book recommendations for kids. It's well organized and features some new, unusual voices. I'm finding lots of new books in my target age range and genre that I'm going to check out for "research."