Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 20, 2011

Lisa Cheng and Zackary Clark

April 19th First Page Session Princeton Theological Seminary

Lisa Cheng, editor at Running Press Kids will be joining us at our First page session. She says, “Here at Running Press Kids we cover the gamut. For picture books, we tend toward novelty and picture book+ projects (e.g. lift-the-flaps or other fun elements). We do the traditional 32-page hardcover, jacketed picture book less frequently, and will only take such a title on if it has a strong hook that pushes it slightly beyond the category. For teen and middle grade, we do a select number of titles, especially for middle grade. We are, of course, seeking what everyone wants in the mix of quality with a commercial hook. At heart, we look for strongly relevant and grounded voices, where the reader can immediately and easily connect with both the voice and the story.”

Zackery Clark is Editorial Assistant at Scholastic Paperback Division.  He has worked on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, edited the Lost Tales of Ga’Hoole companion book, and the forthcoming Animorphs series re-launch.   He does not accept submissions, unless he meets you at an writing event.  He is interested in middle grade and young adult novel and includes fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction and edgy young adult.

Hope to see you there.

Talk tomorrow,


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