Tracey Baptiste started this week at Rosen Publishing as a YA editor. Rosen does nonfiction books for the school and library market. She will be looking to work with new authors.
Tim Bartlett will join St. Martin’s Press as executive editor on February 3.
At Henry Holt, Allison Adler and Caroline Zancan are both being promoted to associate editor.
At Transatlantic Literary Agency, Stephanie Sinclair and Amy Tompkins have been promoted to associate agent.
In the UK, Penguin and Random House are bringing their children’s book lines together in a single companywide children’s division (the first such consolidated division since the merger last summer).
Weldon says, “We believe that having one really brilliant and dynamic children’s division will allow us to compete even more effectively on behalf of all our authors, illustrators and licensing partners for the attention of young readers in an environment which now offers them an unlimited choice of entertainment and information.” He notes that “in just three years Francesca has transformed children’s publishing at Penguin, growing sales by 20 percent.”
CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Looking for illustrations that would go well with the month or any illustration that would go with a writing or illustrating post. Same as always: At least 500 pixels wide, sent to kathy (dot) temean (at) gmail (dot) com, and include a blurb about you. Thanks!
BELOW IS THE PICTURE PROMPT for anyone who would like a little inspiration for their first page. It is an illustration done by Laura Jacobsen who was featured on Illustrator Saturday on December 7th 2013. https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/illustrator-saturday-laura-jacobsen/
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 “January 2014 First Page Critique” or “January 2014 First Page Picture Prompt Critique” in the subject line. Make sure you have your name on the submission, a title, and indicate the genre.
DEADLINE: January 23, 2014
RESULTS POSTED: January 31, 2014
Agent Sean McCarthy will be our Guest Critiquer for January. I am doing something a little different with January. I feel bad that over the last months so few of the first pages chosen have been picture books, so this month anyone who submits a picture book will get their names placed in the hat, twice. Make sure you note that in your submission is a picture book. Of course, you don’t have to submit a picture book and whether you do or not, you can increase your chances by posting about Free Fall Friday on your blog, facebook, Linkedin, and or Twitter. You must leave a comment to let me know if you did any of those things, so I can put the right amount of slips for you in the drawing.