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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.

I welcome updates and corrections! Please send me a note through my Contact page. Follow my tweets for more writing workshop info.

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

JULY 16-20: PNWA WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SEATTLE, WA
Jennifer Letwack—Editor, Thomas Dunn Books
John Raab—Editor, Suspense Publishing
Robert Sappington—Editor, Harken Media

JULY 22–25: RWA CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NYGLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove; Published by Viking/Penguin
Stacy Abrams—Executive Editorial Director, Entangled Teen
Alycia Tornetta—Associate Editor/ Managing Editor, Bliss, Entangled Publishing
Sarah Barley—Senior Editor, Flat Iron Books/Macmillan
Emilia Rhodes—Senior Editor, Harper Teen
Whitney Ross—Editor, Tor/Macmillan
Laura Schreiber—Editor, Disney Hyperion

JULY 31-AUGUST 2: WRITERS’ DIGEST CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, NYTIMMY TRIANGLE IN SQUARE PARK by Ruth Wacker; Publisher: Reading Reading Books
Jacquelyn Mitchard—Editor in Chief, Merit Press
Jennifer Letwack Thomas Dunne Books, Macmillan

JULY 31-AUGUST 3: SCBWI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Los Angeles, CA
Jordan Brown—Executive Editor, Balzer + Bray/Waldon Pond Press, HarperCollins
Julie Strauss-Gabel—Dutton, Penguin Random House
Allyn Johnston— Senior Editor, Beach Lane Books, Simon and Schuster
Andrea Welch—Senior Editor, Beach Lane Books, Simon & SchusterNO PLACE TO FALL: Jaye Robin Brown; Publisher: Harper Teen
Rotem Moscovich—Senior Editor, Disney-Hyperion
Sara Sargent—Editor, Simon Pulse, Simon and Schuster
Alison Weiss—Sky Pony Press
Wendy Loggia—Executive Editor, Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books
Bonnie Bader—Associate Publisher, Frederick Warne/Editor-in-chief, Young Readers/Early Readers, Penguin
Rana DiOrio—Publisher, Little Pickle Press
Emma D. Dryden—Editorial Consultant, drydenbks
Deborah Halverson—Editorial Consultant
Daniel Harmon—Publisher, Zest BooksGOLLYWHOPPER GAMES FRIEND OR FOE by Jody Feldman; Publisher: Greenwillow
Arthur A. Levine—Publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc.
Jane O’Connor—Vice President, Editor-At-Large, Penguin Random House

AUGUST 7-9: WILLAMETTE WRITERS CONFERENCE, PORTLAND, OR
Rich Johnson—Acquisitions Editor, Penguin Publishers InkLit
Kimberly Guidone—Independent Film Producer

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
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SEPTEMBER 18-19: SCBWI OHIO NORTH CONFERENCE, CLEVELAND, OHNew!
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 10: SCBWI OKLAHOMA FALL CONFERENCE, OKNew!SAFETY STARS: Sue Irwin; Publisher: Lorimer Kids
Emily Feinberg—Editor, Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Children’s
Anna K. Roberto—Editor, Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan Children’s

OCTOBER 16-17: SCBWI SOUTHERN BREEZE CONFERENCE, BIRMINGHAMm, AL
Kaylan Adair—Editor, Candlewick
Harold Underdown—Editor-at-large
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OCTOBER 16-18: SCBWI WISCONSIN FALL CONFERENCE, OCONOMOWOC, WIWRITTEN IN THE STARS: Aisha Saeed; Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Katherine Harrison—Editor, Penguin Random House
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OCTOBER 17: RUTGERS ONE-ON-ONE PLUS, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Applications Closed

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

NOVEMBER 6-8: SCBWI KANSAS CONFERENCE, OVERLAND PARK, KSGOODNIGHT, MANGER by LAura Sassi; Illustrator: Jane Chapman; Author's Agent: Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
TBA

NOVEMBER 7: SCBWI WESTERN PA FALL CONFERENCE, PITTSBURG, PA
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NOVEMBER 21-22: SCBWI-BI CONFERENCE: TESTING PAGES, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLANDDOUBLE DIGIT DECODERS By Evelyn Christensen; Published by MindWare
TBA