Posted by: anitanolan | November 17, 2015

Changes at Kids Can Press

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Jennifer Stokes is returning to Kids Can Press as editor. (She had been there for 6 years before leaving to work freelance.) Also, Jennifer Grimbleby has been promoted to managing editor, and Olga Kidisevic has moved up to production editor.

Posted by: anitanolan | November 5, 2015

Mandy Hubbard Starts Literary Agency

Literary agent and author Mandy Hubbard has started Emerald City Literary Agency in Seattle.

The agency represents middle grade, young adult, and romance only.

Posted by: anitanolan | October 22, 2015

Little Pickle Press Adds YA Imprint

From Publishers Weekly, Little Pickle Press is adding a YA imprint, titled Relish Media, to its line.

The first title, Breath to Breath, by Craig Lew, is a novel told in free verse, first in a trilogy and based on a true story, that details the mental and emotional torment of a 17-year-old boy in the process of recovering from abuse.

Relish Media


Posted by: anitanolan | October 14, 2015

Smith Promoted at Chronicle Books

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Elizabeth Smith has been promoted to assistant managing editor, children’s, at Chronicle Books

Posted by: anitanolan | September 29, 2015

Balzer & Bray Opens Submissions for SCBWI Members

Balzer & Bray has temporarily opened submissions for SCBWI members through December 1, 2015.

Here’s general information about the company, as well as specifics about the temporary open submissions for SCBWI members.


Posted by: anitanolan | September 8, 2015

Picture Book Contest

Contest for Picture Book Writers, with agent and editor judges:



Posted by: anitanolan | September 4, 2015

Publisher Updates

From Publisher’s Lunch:

At Chronicle, Taylor Norman has been promoted to associate editor, children’s.

Carolyn Bull will join the Little, Brown Children’s design department as junior designer for licensed books. Previously she was a design intern at Penguin Children’s.


Posted by: anitanolan | July 16, 2015

Andrea Cascardi Joins Little, Brown

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Former publisher of Egmont USA Andrea Cascardi has joined Little, Brown as executive editor for the Jimmy Patterson imprint, reporting to Reagan Arthur. Prior to her stint at Egmont USA, Cascardi was a literary agent and held editorial positions at Knopf/Crown and Disney.

Posted by: anitanolan | July 9, 2015

Editorial changes

From Publisher’s Lunch:

At Katherine Tegen Books, Melissa Miller has been promoted to senior editor while Alex Arnold moves up to associate editor.

Posted by: anitanolan | June 30, 2015

Sara Sargent Back to Harper

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Sara Sargent will return to Harper Children’s on July 13, in the new position of executive editor, reporting to Kate Jackson. She will acquire teen, middle grade and picture book fiction and nonfiction titles “created from or around digital and social media content. Sargent was most recently at Simon & Schuster,


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