Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 15, 2013

Free Fall Friday – Agent Announced

Janie Hauber 2013smallI’d like to introduce you to JANINE HAUBER, Agent, Sheldon Fogelman Agency. She has agreed to be Guest Critiquer for March. She will read and critique 4 first pages and will be part of the faculty at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference in June.

This is a great way to do your homework and get a feel for Janine. Check out the other faculty who have been Guest Critiquers:

Jenne Abramowitz Senior Editor, Scholastic

Heather Alexander Associate Editor at Dial BFYR

John Cusick, Agent, Greenhouse Literary

Liza Fleissig, Agent, Liza Royce Agency

Rachel Orr, Agent, Prospect Agency

Janine has been with the Sheldon Fogelman Agency since 2010, where she has worked with award-winning clients such as Jerry Pinkney, Peggy Rathmann, Karen Beaumont, Mo Willems, Diane Stanley, and T. A. Barron. As foreign rights manager, Janine has licensed translation rights in more than 20 languages and represented the agency and its clients at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

She’s actively building her own list and is open to representing picture books, middle grade books, young adult books – all types of children’s books of all genres.

WRITERS Sending in a First Page: 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 “March First Page Critique” or “March First Page Picture Prompt Critique” in the subject line. Make sure you have your name on the submission, a title, and indicate the genre. Also let me know which steps you took, so I will know how many times to put your name in the basket. If you end up doing more things to get additional entries, then e-mail me by March 23rd. The four chosen and their critiques will be posted on March 1st.


The above is the First Page Picture Prompt for March. Illustrated by Jen Betton. Jen was featured on illustrator Saturday if you would like to see more of her work. You can also visit her website: or her blog:

AUTHORS: If you have a new book coming out and want to be considered for a post, please e-mail me at: Kathy.temean (at)

Call for illustrations for March: You can send anything, but I am especially looking for illustrations that reflect the month of March. Last month I did not get many of your illustrations. I hope you will send something in. You do not have to wait, I will post the illustrations as they come in. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and include a blurb about yourself and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “March Illustration” in the subject box.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. *sigh* another reason I wish I could attend the conference! This is the first time I’m aware of Janine! How wonderful getting to work with someone like Peggy Rathman (I’m such a fan of OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA!).

    I was looking at the illustration again and was sort of coming up with something, but don’t know if I’ll have time to work on it. We’ll see! I hope you get some great first pages. I really love reading them and the critiques 🙂


  2. I’ve never participated in Free Fall Friday. Sounds fun so I want to give it a try this month. What do you mean when you say to indicate which steps you took so you know how many times to your name in the basket?


    • Linda,

      Yes, but I asked for a minimum of a tweet and a comment. Though, I’d love to see more.



  3. As always, thanks so much for this opportunity, Kathy!


  4. I’m excited to submit my first page for the first time. I’m looking forward to meeting Janine Hauber at the NJSCBWI conference.


  5. I’ve never participated in a Free Fall Friday before but I’m looking forward to trying! Thanks for the opportunity!


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