Posted by: anitanolan | September 12, 2014

Nasworthy Promoted at S&S Children’s

Hat Tip Publisher’s Lunch:

Jenica Nasworthy has been promoted to associate managing editor at Simon & Schuster Children’s.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 10, 2014

New Agent Alert

Hat Tip: Guide to Literary Agents blog.

Genevieve Nine has recently begun taking clients at Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management after joining them as an intern in 2012.

From the agency website:

Genevieve Nine has had a lifelong love affair with books. Her tastes are eclectic, ranging from the classics to quirky. She’s drawn to the fantastic, the curious, and the unexpected. Genevieve is looking to represent authors who weave layered tales with well-developed worlds and characters who threaten to burst from the page. She appreciates smart and original plots with well-crafted twists. And no matter how zany or diabolical, every character should be undeniably human at heart.
Genevieve joined Andrea Hurst Literary Management as an intern in 2012. She has a background in professional editing and gets great satisfaction from developing authors. She’s a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, holds a Certificate in Children’s Writing from the University of Washington, and graduated with honors and a B.A. from the USC School of Cinema & Television. When not reading or writing, Genevieve enjoys watching her Sherlock DVDs, planning future travels, and embarking on culinary adventures. She and her husband live in Seattle with their two naughty cats, Selkie and Napoleon.
Her primary focus is young adult and middle grade, and she’s looking to acquire:
ŸFantasy (open to all subgenres except game-related)
ŸScience Fiction
ŸHistorical Fiction
ŸRetellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
ŸContemporary Realism (especially with elements of humor)
She also represents the following adult and new adult categories:
ŸMystery (detective/PI, amateur, cozy, historical, comic, caper)
ŸThriller (supernatural, historical, disaster, ecological)
ŸGothic/Hauntings/Quiet Horror
ŸHistorical Fiction
ŸRetellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
ŸRomantic Comedy
ŸMagical Realism
ŸFood Memoir
ŸTravelogue/Travel Memoir
She is not seeking:
ŸHard SF/Military SF/Space Opera
ŸGraphic Horror
ŸReligious Fiction/Nonfiction
ŸShort Stories


From Publishers Weekly:

Longtime children’s publishing executive and digital entrepreneur Rick Richter has joined the staff of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary and Entertainment Agency as a literary agent based in its Boston offices.

Read the rest here.



Posted by: anitanolan | September 3, 2014

Amazon Announces KDP Kids

Amazon has launched a free kids’ book creator for Kindle.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 3, 2014

Balancing High Concept and Character

Author Magazine interviewed James Rollins about balancing high concept and character this month.


Posted by: anitanolan | August 28, 2014

New Agency Focusing on YA & Children’s

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Orion Children’s Books editorial director Amber Caraveo is leaving the publisher to become an agent, creating Skylark Literary along with Joanna Moult, officially launching in November. The agency will focus on YA and children’s authors.



Posted by: anitanolan | August 27, 2014

Julie Maguire Joins Knopf Children’s

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Julia Maguire has joined Knopf Children’s as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at Simon & Schuster Children’s.




Posted by: anitanolan | August 15, 2014

New YA Imprint Seeks Submissions

Relish Media, an imprint of Little Pickle Press, is accepting submissions in Middle Grade and YA.


Relish Media


Posted by: anitanolan | August 9, 2014

Outlander Premiere

If you’ve taken any of my writing workshops, you’ll likely remember me talking about Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

It has been made into a TV series on the Starz network, and it starts tonight.

You can watch the first episode free here.

I’ve watched it and it was great!


Posted by: anitanolan | August 8, 2014

Pushkin Launches Children’s Imprint in US

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Two years after acquiring U.K.-based Pushkin Press, known for its well-produced translations of foreign literature, publisher and managing director Adam Freudenheim and associate publisher and COO Stephanie Seegmuller are beginning to more fully realize their goal – “to bring more of the best writers, admired and often bestselling in their own countries, to British and American readers,” said Freundenheim in a statement when he announced the purchase. This month the company is publishing its first children’s books in the U.S. under a new Pushkin Children’s Books imprint.

Read the rest here.



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