Posted by: anitanolan | May 29, 2015

New Children’s Imprint at Quarto

From Publishers Weekly:

Charles Nurnberg, co-founder and publisher of Imagine Publishing, and former CEO and publisher of Sterling Publishing, is developing a new children’s imprint at Quarto Publishing Group USA. Moondance Press, slated for launch in fall 2016, expects to publish 20 titles annually. Nurnberg will leave his post at Imagine at the end of May, will transition during BookExpo America, and then officially start work on the imprint in June.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 27, 2015

An interview with Erzsi Deak, Hen&Ink Literary

Hen & Ink Literary

Here’s a link to an interview with my agent, Erzsi Deak at Hen & Ink Literary Studio.

http://fallfifteeners.wix.com/fallfifteeners#!blog/cbi1

Posted by: anitanolan | May 21, 2015

Upcoming Writing Workshop at Pearl S. Buck Writing Center

 

Labyrinth Writing & Walking Workshop – July 18th from 9 am to 3pm  Registration Fee: $50.00

The workshop opens with a presentation about the history and mystery of an ancient cross cultural and non-denominational walking pattern called the labyrinth. Attendees will work on writing exercises and be given the opportunity to share their personal journeys and stories. Writers will have a lunch break and then meet up in Doylestown at the labyrinth at the Michener Museum for a presentation with the creators of the Doylestown-Michener Labyrinth. The workshop wraps up with the participants drawing insight and inspiration from their time walking the labyrinth.

About the Presenters:
Susan Wagner is a former therapist and a published author who has taught both professional and creative writing. She became interested in writing for wellness because of her own struggles with psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. A graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University and an active member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Sue also serves on the planning committee for the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center and is an editor of its Writers’ Guild. Currently Sue is working on a chapbook of poetry and a detective series.

Connie Fenty, founder of Your Nature Connection Seminars and Your Labyrinth Connection is a Labyrinth Designer, Builder, and Workshop Facilitator. Using innovative methods, she presents experiential workshops on topics of Holistic Health, Connecting to Nature, Indigenous Cultures, and Spirituality. After her involvement with the Michener Labyrinth, Connie relocated to become a Doylestown resident. She is currently writing her memoir and being inspired by Linda Wisniewski’s Memoir Writing Class at the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center.

Joann Maroney, recently retired co-owner of Class-Harlan Real Estate Company, is still active as a real estate consultant. Prior to her real estate career, JoAnn was a high school English teacher and the Bucks County coordinator of a highly successful nationwide fitness program. She is a longtime Doylestown Borough resident and an active member the following community organizations: James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown Historic Society, Central Bucks Family YMCA, State Street Players, and League of Women Voters.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 16, 2015

ABDO Adds YA Fiction List

From Publishers Weekly:

EPIC Press, a new Minneapolis-based publisher of teen fiction, anticipates that its entry into the competitive YA market this fall will be as monumental as its company name suggests. EPIC is being launched as a separate company from its parent, ABDO, a publisher of nonfiction titles for the school and library market that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 15, 2015

New Imprint–Imprint

From Publisher’s Weekly:

After stints as an editor at HarperCollins, TokyoPop, and Little, Brown, Erin Stein had earned her stripes – and the vaunted title of publisher – when she was hired last December by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to start a new imprint. One of the first orders of business: choose a name.

“I thought it would be so much fun to name an imprint, but it turned out it was really hard,” said Stein, who said she did not consider naming it for herself. “This is a significant new enterprise for the company and I didn’t want it to feel like a pet project. It’s bigger than me.” But after exhausting the thesaurus and the dictionary in search of a word that wasn’t already taken, one that didn’t sound too young, too old, too sci-fi, too romantic, and that would “make the statement” Stein was after, she decided to call her imprint Imprint.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 10, 2015

Congratulations!

Trisha Lawrence has been promoted to agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Also, In the UK, Helen Thomas will join Orion Children’s in July as editorial director, reporting to Fiona Kennedy. Thomas has spent the past five years at Scholastic UK.

Sarah Odedina has joined Oneworld as children’s publisher. Previously she was managing director at Hot Key Books.

 

Hat tip Publisher’s Lunch.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 9, 2015

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Short Stories

From the Philadelphia Stories website:

This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on Friday, October 10, on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. The first place story will be published in the print issue of Fall 2015 of Philadelphia Stories; the second and third place winning stories will appear in the Fall 2015 online issue. The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is made possible by the generous support of the McGlinn, Hansma, and Dry families.  CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TO THE 2015 CONTEST.

Deadline June 15, 2015

Hat Tip – Marie Lamba

Posted by: anitanolan | May 8, 2015

Nine Traits of Sympathetic Characters

Darcy Pattison has posted the first of several blog entries about creating sympathetic characters. Here’s a link to the first segment.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 7, 2015

Editorial Promotions

From Publisher’s Lunch:

At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Christian Trimmer has been promoted to executive editor; Kristin Ostby moves up to senior editor; and Catherine Laudone has been promoted to assistant editor. In addition, Christine Dong has been promoted to senior demand planner.

At Chronicle Books, Ariel Richardson has been promoted to associate editor, children’s.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 5, 2015

Matysik Promoted at Sky Pony Press

Julie Matysik has been promoted to editorial director of children’s and educational publishing at Skyhorse Publishing, parent of Sky Pony Press.

Skyhorse’s sales topped $32 million last year, a 23% increase over 2013.

Read the Publishers Weekly story here.

 

Separately, PW also notes that Christian Trimmer is being promoted to executive editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

 

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