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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

September 10-13: SUPER CHILDREN’S BOOK BOOT CAMP, HONESDALE, PA
Nancy Paulsen—President & Publisher, Nancy Paulsen BooksTHE DREAMSNATCHER: Abi Elphinstone; Published by Simon & Schuster UK
Martha Rago—Associate Creative Director, HarperCollins Children’s Books

SEPTEMBER 18: SCBWI DAKOTAS CONFERENCE, FARGO, ND
Carol Hinz—Editorial Director, Millbrook Press, Lerner Publishing Group
Nancy Tystad Koupal—Director/Editor in Chief, Pioneer Girl Project, South Dakota Historical Society Press

SEPTEMBER 18-19: SCBWI OHIO NORTH CONFERENCE, CLEVELAND, OH
Nikki Garcia—Assistant Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Kendra Levin—Senior Editor, Viking Children’s Books, Random House

A SINGLE STONE by Me McKinlay; Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaSEPTEMBER 18-20: SCBWI MIDSOUTH FALL CONFERENCE, FRANKLIN, TN
Sarah Miller—Editor, Sleeping Bear Press
Becky Monds—Editor, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
Sara Sargent—Editor, Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster

OCTOBER 2-4: PACIFIC COAST CHILDREN’S WRITERS NOVEL WORKSHOP & RETREAT, SANTA CRUZ, CA
Kristen Pettit—Executive Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books

OCTOBER 3: SCBWI NEVADA FALL FUSION CONFERENCE, RENO, NV
Allison Moore—Associate Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersDUST BOWL by Rebecca Langston-George; Publisher: Capstone
Timothy Travaglini—Consulting Editor

OCTOBER 3: SCBWI MICHIGAN CONFERENCE, DEXTER, MI
Kathleen Merz—Managing Editor, Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers
Katherine Jacobs—Senior Editor, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s

OCTOBER 3: 4th ANNUAL COMADRES AND COMPADRES LATINO WRITERS CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NYDOUBLE DIGIT DECODERS By Evelyn Christensen; Published by MindWare
Stacy Whitman—Publisher, Tu Books (imprint of Lee & Low Books)
Phoebe Yeh—VP and Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers
Anna Bloom —Scholastic, Inc.
Sophia Jimenez—Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
Nancy Mercado—Editorial Director, Scholastic Press, Scholastic Inc.
Joanna Cárdenas—Assistant Editor, Viking Children’s Books/Penguin
Jessica Echeverria—Lee & Low BooksSAFETY STARS: Sue Irwin; Publisher: Lorimer Kids
Nikki Garcia—Editorial Assistant, Little Brown Childrens
Mercedes Fernandez—Assistant Editor, Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.

OCTOBER 10: SCBWI OKLAHOMA FALL CONFERENCE, OK
Emily Feinberg—Editor, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s
Anna K. Roberto—Editor, Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan Children’s

OCTOBER 10: SCBWI BRAZOS VALLEY CONNECTIONS AND CRAFT WORKSHOP, BRYAN TX
Kelsey Murphy—Editor, Balzer + Bray, HarperCollinsWRITTEN IN THE STARS: Aisha Saeed; Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

OCTOBER 16-17: SCBWI SOUTHERN BREEZE CONFERENCE, BIRMINGHAMm, AL
Kaylan Adair—Editor, Candlewick
Harold Underdown—Editor-at-large
Adah Nuchi—Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Reader

OCTOBER 16-18: SCBWI WISCONSIN FALL CONFERENCE, OCONOMOWOC, WI
Katherine Harrison—Editor, Penguin Random HouseGOODNIGHT, MANGER by LAura Sassi; Illustrator: Jane Chapman; Author's Agent: Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
TBA—Editor

OCTOBER 17: CENCAL SCBWI WRITERS’ DAY, THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Celia Lee—Associate Editor, Scholastic
Kelly Delaney—Assistant Editor, Random House, Alfred A. Knopf

OCTOBER 17-18: MN SCBWI OH THE HORROR! TAKING THE FEAR OUT OF CREATING FOR KIDS, ST. PAUL, MNBONE DEEP by Kim O'Brien; Published by Spencer Hill Press
Sylvie Frank—Editor, Paula Wiseman Books

OCTOBER 23-25: SURREY INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SURREY, BC, CANADA
Kat Brzozowski—Associate Editor, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press

OCTOBER 23-24: SCBWI ATLANTIC FALL CONFERENCE, DULLES, VANew!
Caitlyn Dlouhy—Publisher, Caitlyn Dloughy Books, Athenum Books, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing
Katherine R. Harrison—Assistant Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young ReadersTHE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly; Editor: Laura Godwin, Holt Children's
Tracey Baptiste—Editor, Rosen Publishing
Laura Whitaker—Freelance Editor

NOVEMBER 6-8: SCBWI KANSAS CONFERENCE, OVERLAND PARK, KS
Jenne Abramowitz—Senior Editor, Scholastic
Sylvie Frank—Editor, Paula Wiseman Books
Bethany Strout—Associate Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

NOVEMBER 7: SCBWI WESTERN PA FALL CONFERENCE, PITTSBURG, PATIMMY TRIANGLE IN SQUARE PARK by Ruth Wacker; Publisher: Reading Reading Books
Kelly Delaney—Assistant Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Diedrre Jones—Associate Editor, Little, Brown
Rotem Moscovich—Senior Editor at Disney-Hyperion
Ariel Richardson—Associate Editor in Children’s at Chronicle Books

NOVEMBER 14: PRAIRIE WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS DAY, PALATINE, IL
Sonali Fry—Editorial Director, little bee books
Andrew Karre—Executive Editor, Dutton Children’s BooksGOLLYWHOPPER GAMES FRIEND OR FOE by Jody Feldman; Publisher: Greenwillow
Wendy McClure—Senior Editor, Albert Whitman & Company
Stephanie Pitts—Assistant Editor, Schwartz & Wade Books
Kristin Daly Rens—Executive Editor, Balzer + Bray (off-site manuscript critiques)
Yolanda Scott—Editorial Director, Charlesbridge Publishing (off-site manuscript critiques)
Andrea Welch—Editor, Beach Lane Books (off-site manuscript critiques)

NOVEMBER 21-22: SCBWI-BI NEW READERS AHOY! CREATING STORIES TO TREASURE, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND
David Fickling—Publisher, David Fickling Books
Karen Ball—Publisher, Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Sarah Frost—Commissioning Editor, Hodder Children’s Books
David Maybury—Senior Development Editor, Scholastic Children’s Books
Janetta Otter-Barry—Publisher, Otter-Barry Books
Jasmine Richards—Senior Commissioning Editor, Children’s Fiction, Oxford University Press
Sarah Towle—Publisher, Time Traveler Tours & Tales