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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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New feature! 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

November 1: The Indiana Writing Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
Andrew Scott—Editor, Lacewing Books & Engine Books

November 1: SCBWI Fall Kickstart, Baldwinsville, NY
Hali Baumstein—Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Carter Hasegawa—Assistant Editor, Candlewick Press

November 8: Western PA SCBWI Fall Conference, Pittsburgh, PA FERAL CURSE by Cynthia Leitich Smith; Editor: Deb Noyes Wayshak at Candlewick
Amy Cherrix —Editorial Associate, Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers
Carter Hasegawa—Assistant editor at Candlewick Press
Anna Roberto—Associate Editor, Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Jill Santopolo—Executive Editor, Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House

November 8: SCBWI Arizona Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
Emily Feinberg—Assistant Editor, Roaring Brook Press SLEEPYHEADS by Sandra Howatt, illustrated by Joyce Wan; Editors: Beach Lane Books
Karl Jones—Assistant Editor, Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!, Penguin Young Readers Group, Penguin Random House
Ariel Richardson—Assistant Editor, Chronicle Books
Alison Weiss—Associate Editor, Egmont USA

December 5-7: Big Sur Writing Workshop, Big Sur, CANew!
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: SCBWI Florida Winter Conference, Miami, FL

January 30-February 1: SCBWI International Conference, New York, NYTOOLING AROUND: THOSE CRAFTY ANIMALS AND THE TOOLS THEY USE by Ellen JacksonNew!
Stephanie Owens Lurie—Disney-Hyperion
Laura Godwin—Henry Holt for Young Readers
Beverly Horowitz—Delacorte Press
Justin Chanda—S&S Books for Young Readers

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

March 6-7: SCBWI Hawaii 2015 Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI
Kat Brzozowski—Associate Editor, Thomas Dunne Books/MacmillanI'M JUST ME by M.G. Higgins; Published by Saddleback Educational Publishing

March 7-8: SCBWI Austin Writer’s and Illustrator’s Working Conference, Austin, TX

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

June 6-7: California Crime Writers’ Conference, Culver City, CA

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