Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 4, 2010

Book Industry Editorial Changes

Lisa Yoskowitz has left Penguin for a position as Editor at Disney Hyperion Books for Children. In terms of any outstanding submissions, she has reviewed anything that was postmarked before last Friday. Lisa says, “While I have (or will, in the case of those that arrived last week) reviewed all of them, I was only able to respond to those I was interested in—giving the author one of my Dutton colleague’s contact information—and have recycled those that aren’t right for me or for Dutton.”

Any submissions addressed to Lisa will be reviewed by other Dutton editors, who will only respond if they have interest, typically within six months.

Unfortunately, she will not be able to accept unsolicited submissions at Hyperion, so you will need to attend a conference in order to submit something to her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Kristin Daly Rens has been promoted to senior editor at Harper Children’s imprint Balzer & Bray.

Kristin will be attending our June conference in 2011.

Kristin edits picture books, middle grade and young adult books.



At Knopf Children’s, Nancy Siscoe has been promoted to senior executive editor, relinquishing her associate publishing director responsibilities and focusing on editing. 








 Erin Clarke at Knopf Children’s has been promoted to executive editor.





Katherine Harrison at Knopf Children’s moves up to assistant editor.  If you came to last years NJSCBWI Conference you met Katerine.  Nice to see her moving up.

Lindsay Sagnette will join Crown as senior editor, acquiring hardcover fiction, reporting to Molly Stern and starting November 15. She was most recently an editor at St. Martin’s Press.

At the Simon & Schuster imprint, Michael Szczerban has been promoted to associate editor.

Hope you make note of this, since editors it would be better to submit something to the right editor at the right house.  Even though Lisa says anything addressed to her will get opened by another editor at Dutton, that start to look like you don’t know the industry after a month or two.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. ROCK ON, Editors! (Hey, look at all the Knopf folks! YAY, Knopf folks!)

    Promotions are cool. New titles are cool. Kathy, can I have a title? I want a title.


  2. Kathy,
    Thanks for sharing. It’s so great to see such talented editors get their well-deserved promotions/new opportunities.

    Title for Ame: The Head of Red, Creative Division




  3. Sincere congrats to all! It is so cool to see the editors we know have success too. Hey, Kathy, hey, Ame – miss everyone.


  4. Best of luck to you!


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