Posted by: anitanolan | February 1, 2017

The Most-Anticipated Children’s & YA Books of Spring 2017

From Publishers Weekly, their editors’ selection of 15 most-anticipated children’s and young adult books for Spring 2017.

See the list here.



Posted by: anitanolan | January 31, 2017

Promotions at Little Bee

From Publishers Weekly:

Jenna Pocius has been promoted to editor of Little Bee Books.

Charlie Ilgunas has been promoted to assistant editor of Little Bee Books.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 30, 2017

Book Giveaway – Charlotte Bennardo

Kathy Temean has  an interview with Char Bennardo about her experience indie publishing her middle grade series. It’s very interesting.

Congratulations to Charlotte Bennardo for her second book in the Evolution Revolution series – Evolution Revolution: Simple Plans. Charlotte has agreed to give do a book giveaway. All you hav…

Source: Book Giveaway – Charlotte Bennardo

Posted by: anitanolan | January 28, 2017

Susan Hawk Moves to Upstart Crow

From Publishers Weekly:

Susan Hawk will join Upstart Crow Literary as an agent on February 1; she was formerly with the Bent Agency.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 25, 2017

Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Spring Conference

by Cynthia L. Louden

The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center presents

Ready, Set, Write!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9am – 3 pm

in the historic Barn Culture Center

Presenters:     Orlando R. Barone, op-ed writer, poet, author and educator
Jennifer Lin, noted TV journalist and author

Registration is $75 and includes an abbreviated Writers Tour of the Pearl S. Buck’s National Historic Landmark House. Presenters will also read from their works, and have books to sell. A panel of authors & editors will take questions and offer additional writing suggestions to interested participants. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee, tea, water will be provided.

Register for the Spring Writing Conference at

via Spring Writing Conference 2017 — Pearl S. Buck Writing Center

Posted by: anitanolan | January 24, 2017

ReFoReMo Schedule is Posted

ReFoReMo stands for Reading for Research. It’s focused on Picture Books and occurs February 27th – March 31 and is a great opportunity to evaluate mentor texts.

The schedule has been posted.

Find out more here.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 19, 2017

Cheryl Klein Named Editorial Director Lee& Low

Congratulations to Cheryl Klein! From Publishers Weekly:

In a major change in the leadership of its editorial department, children’s book publisher Lee & Low Books announced that Cheryl Klein, the former executive editor at Scholastic, will join the company March 1 as editorial director. Klein will succeed longtime Lee & Low v-p and editorial director Louise May, who is stepping down from the position after 18 years to become an editor-at-large at Lee & Low.

Klein will oversee Lee & Low’s editorial program, while working to grow its mission to increase diversity in the school, library, and trade book publishing markets. Lee & Low recently developed the Diversity Baseline Study, which provided a detailed assessment of diversity in the book publishing industry.

Read more here.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 13, 2017

Sourcebooks Expands Children’s Program

From Publisher’s Weekly:

In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sourcebooks has struck a deal with March 4th that will add 25 frontlist and backlist titles to its list.

Under the partnership agreement, Sourcebooks has acquired the physical, e-book, foreign, and audio rights in all existing March 4th titles as well as the Little Pickle Press brand name. March 4th was formed late last year by Rana DiOrio to house Little Pickle Press, which DiOrio founded in 2009, and other assets. With the transaction, Little Pickle Press will become an imprint of Sourcebooks’ Jabberwocky unit and will be overseen by Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director of Sourcebooks’ children’s nonfiction program.

Sourcebooks Expands Children’s Program in Deal with March 4th.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 10, 2017

2107 Writers Conferences, Festivals, & Fairs

From Book Life by Publisher’s Weekly: A list of Writers Conferences, Festivals & Fairs

Posted by: anitanolan | January 9, 2017

Sun vs. Snow Contest

A contest for MG, YA NA and Adult manuscripts. First two hundred entries only submitted on January 23rd.

Sun vs. Snow


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