It is my pleasure to announce that Steven Meltzer, Associate Publisher\Executive Managing Editor at Dutton Children’s Books, Dial Books for Young Readers and Celebra Children’s Books will be our Frist Page Critiquer for March.
Steve Meltzer has been in publishing industry for over 25 years and has served in a variety of positions and has been on many committees. Steve is the editor of many books for young readers including John Madden’s Heroes of Football:The Story of America’s Game; The Sydney Taylor award-winning, Hanukkah at Valley Forge by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Greg Harlin; The Every Cowgirl series by Rebecca Janni, illustrated by Lynne Avril; The Worst of Friends (an SLJ Best Book of the Year) by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day; Useful Fools by C.A. Schmidt (a Booklist Best Book of the Year) and The Boy with Pink Hair by Perez Hilton, illustrated by Jen Hill. His series include Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol and the Dutton Winnie-the-Pooh books.
So you can see that Steve is oozing with expertise on everything involving the Children’s Publishing Industry and a wealth of knowledge to help us improve our skills.
You can follow Steve on Twitter: @stevepenguin
HERE ARE THE MARCH SUBMISSION GUIDELINES For FIRST PAGE CRITIQUES:
In the subject line, please write “March 2015 First Page Critique” and paste the text in the email, then attached it in a Word document to the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it is as picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document.
Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page. Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be skipped over if you do not follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc. This is where most people mess up.
DEADLINE: March 19th.
RESULTS: March 27th.
Please only submit one first page a month. Thanks!