Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 14, 2011

Free Fall Friday & Editorial Changes

NEWS:  Eileen Lawrence will join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as executive director of marketing on October 19. Previously she was senior executive director of advertising, promotion and creative services at the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Tara Walker will join Tundra Books as editorial director on November 1. Previously she was an editor for Kids Can Press. Tunra Books publishes high-quality and award-winning books including picture books, fiction, and non-fiction for children and young adults.

Today is the last day to send in your first page written for the prompt below.  Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a critique from Felicia.  Results will be posted next Friday.

Here is the current prompt:

____scanned the crowd through….

You should try to weave in some type of atmospheric quality or event.

Results posted on October 14th.

Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.  Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “October 14th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

Felicia Sanzari Chernesky will be critiquing the entries.  She is a poet, writer, and editor. The managing editor of Academic Questions, a quarterly journal that examines higher education issues, Felicia is halfway through a master’s degree in creative writing in poetry with an emphasis in formal verse. Over the years she’s done all kinds of writing and editing—from authoring a recipe column for a small-town newspaper to copyediting a philosophy manuscript on possibility, necessity, and existence published by a large university press.

Felicia writes children’s poetry, picture books, middle grade, and YA—and loves every minute of it. She also does freelance critiques and copyediting for children’s writers and poets—and loves every minute of that, too. Felicia is represented by Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.

Talk tomorrow,


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