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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.

2014 Writers’ Conferences

December 5-7: Big Sur Writing Workshop, Big Sur, CA
Ariel Richardson—Associate Editor, Chronicle Books
Martha Mihalick—Senior Editor, Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins DOUBLE DIGIT DECODERS By Evelyn Christensen; Published by MindWare
Melissa Manlove—Editor, Chronicle Books


 2015 Writers’ Conferences

January 16-18: The Hero’s Journey to Children’s Publishing, Miami, FLNew!
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, CANew!
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, NYNew!
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 12-15: San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco , CA New!
Alexandra Cooper—Executive Editor, HarperCollins
Dan Harmon—Publishing Director, Zest BooksTEN EASTER EGGS by Vijaya Bodach; Published by Cartwheel Books, Scholastic

March 3-4: SCBWI Southern Breeze Spring Mingle, Atlanta, GA

March 6-7: SCBWI Hawaii 2015 Annual Conference, Honolulu, HIIN REAL LIFE by Lawrence Tabak; Published by Tuttle Publishing
Kat 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 BooksI'M JUST ME by M.G. Higgins; Published by Saddleback Educational Publishing

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

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 DEADWOOD by Kell Andrews; Editor: Jennifer Carson at Spencer Hill Press


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