|Sara Sargent, Editor
is an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she focuses on fiction and nonfiction in the picture book, middle grade, and young adult categories.
|Carter Hasegawa, Editor
Associate editor at Candlewick Press, came to children’s publishing in a roundabout way. Basically anything that has a great voice, is a good story, and is “unputdownable.”
|Karl Jones, Editor
Associate Editor, Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan/Cartoon Network Books, Penguin Young Readers. Karl works on a variety of licensed and original middle grade and activity books, as well as some early YA projects.
|Jodell Sadler, Agent
hosts workshops and presents on pacing, which includes Picture Book Pacing, Editing, and Avoiding Burnout tutorials and Webinars with Writer’s Digest.
|Vicki Selvaggio, Agent
With her most recent publication in the 2015 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, Vicki’s passion for honing the craft carried over into reading manuscripts for the agency.
|Jason Henry, Art Director
has over 15 years professional experience designing books for young readers. He has won awards for his designs from the Book Industry Guild of New York, designed numerous New York Times best selling books, such as Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Change The World series.
Tag Archives: Society for Chilren’s Book Writers and Illustrators
If you write or illustrate, you know that few people “speak your language.” You may feel driven, but insecure about your talent. You may feel happy, but lonely in your craft of solitude.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is an organization to recharge your batteries, assure yourself, and meet wonderful people who understand.
I’ve been member of SCBWI for about 4 years now. Not only is it an amazing network of people who are making the same writing journey as myself, the conferences have given me exposure to professionals in the field.
Each spring, top-name agents, (an) art director, and publishing editors fly to Oklahoma to speak on their craft. They are also keeping a sharp lookout for promising authors and illustrators. Attendees have the opportunity to submit their work for critique–a great way to get your work in their hands!
This year’s conference on March 27th features:
*Amy Lennex, Editor, Sleeping Bear Press
*Kate Fletcher, Assoc Editor, Candlewick Press
*Greg Ferguson, Editor, Egmont USA
*Stephens Fraser, Agent, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
*Kerry Martin, Sr. Art Director, Clarion
If you’re serious about writing or illustrating, consider this conference your college crash course. It has certainly increased my level of knowledge. Also, I feel so connected to the attendees, who also understand this strange drive I have to put ideas on paper.
Please come! I’ll be there running the book sales table, so visit and say “hi” if you attend.