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Conferences: Editors


This list of editors who are acquiring picture books through young adult is intended to help those who are looking for opportunities to meet editors and hear from them in person about what they would like to acquire and what they look for in a manuscript. Many of these editors are from closed houses, but will accept manuscripts from conference attendees. Throughout the year, I will update this page as more organizations post their conference information.

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Hover over the images on the right to see the editor and/or publisher for that book. Clicking on the image will take you to a page for that book.

 2015 Writers’ Conferences

January 16-18: The Hero’s Journey to Children’s Publishing, Miami, FL
Stacey Barney—Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin
Andrew Karre—Editor, Carolrhoda Books, Lerner Publishing GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove; Published by Viking/Penguin
Justin Chanda—Editor, Simon & Schuster books for Young Readers

January 23-25: San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego, CA
Alyson Heller—Editor, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Michelle Klayman—President/CEO, Boroughs Publishing Group
Jill Limber—Senior Editor, Boroughs Publishing Group
Eileen Rothschild—Associate Editor, St. Martin’s Press

THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathon AuxierJanuary 30-February 1: SCBWI International Conference, New York, NY
Stephanie Owens Lurie—Disney-Hyperion
Laura Godwin—Henry Holt for Young Readers
Beverly Horowitz—Delacorte Press
Justin Chanda—S&S Books for Young Readers

February 6-8: Love is Murder, Chicago, IL New!
Jacquelyn Mitchard—Editor, Merit Press

TEN EASTER EGGS by Vijaya Bodach; Published by Cartwheel Books, ScholasticFebruary 12-15: San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco , CA New!
Alexandra Cooper—Executive Editor, HarperCollins
Dan Harmon—Publishing Director, Zest Books

February 13-14: South Coast Writers’ Conference, Gold Beach, ORNew!DEADWOOD by Kell Andrews; Editor: Jennifer Carson at Spencer Hill Press
Kim Griswell—Developmental Editor, Children’s Books, Portable Press

March 3-4: SCBWI Southern Breeze Spring Mingle, Atlanta, GANew!
Elise Howard—Editor, Algonquin Young Readers
Neal Porter—Publisher, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s Book Group

March 6-7: SCBWI Hawaii 2015 Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI
IN REAL LIFE by Lawrence TabakKat Brzozowski—Associate Editor, Thomas Dunne Books, Macmillan

March 6-8: SCBWI Golden Gate Conference, San Fransisco, CANew!
Jordan Brown—Executive Editor, Walden Pond Press/Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Brian McMullen—Editor/Art Director, McSweeney’s McMullens
Diane Muldrow—Editorial Director, Golden Books, Random House
Taylor Norman—Assistant Editor, Chronicle Books I'M JUST ME by M.G. Higgins

March 7-8: SCBWI Austin Working Writer and Illustrator Conference, Austin, TXNew!
Andrea—Senior Editor, Welch Beach Lane Books Publishing
Aubrey Poole—Associate Editor, Sourcebooks

March 20-21: SCBWI Indiana Annual Conference, Spencer, IN

March 28-29: Spring from the Bay to the Mountains, Buckeystown, MD
TBADOUBLE DIGIT DECODERS By Evelyn Christensen; Published by MindWare

April 17–19: WWA SCBWI Spring Conference, Redmond, WA

April 18-19: SCBWI Houston Conference, Houston TX

April 24-26: NESCBWI Spring Conference, Springfield MA

May 30-31: SCBWI Oregon Spring Conference, Wilsonville, OR

June 26-28: Historical Novel Society Conference, Denver CONew!
Daniel Willis—Publisher, Bygone Era Books, Ltd.
Cassiel Knight—Senior Editor, Champagne Book Group
Deni Deitz—Senior Editor, Five Star Mysteries

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