Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 8, 2018

Industry Changes

This fun illustration was created by Rachel Dougherty. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday

Rachel Ekstrom Courage has moved to Folio Literary Management as an agent representing adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction and select nonfiction projects. Previously she was an agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

At Sterling Lord Literistic, Laurie Liss has been promoted to executive vice president and managing partner, and Nadyne Pike moves up to chief operating officer. (Doug Stewart and Celeste Fine were both made vice president, as well.)

At Knopf Children’s, Marisa de Novis has been promoted to assistant editor.

Macmillan Children’s announced a number of promotions: Liz Dresner has been promoted to associate art director; Rebecca Syracuse has been promoted to associate designer; and Celeste Cass is now assistant production manager. At FSG Children’s, Grace Kendall moves up to senior editor and Nicholas Henderson is assistant editor. At Roaring Brook Press, Emily Feinberg has been promoted to editor and Megan Abbate is assistant editor. At Feiwel & Friends, Emily Settle has been promoted to assistant editor to the publisher. At First Second Books, Calista Brill is editorial director; Kiara Valdez becomes an ​assistant editor; and Gina Gagliano has been promoted to associate director, marketing and publicity.

Editor of book review site Forever Young Adult Jennie Kendrick will join the literary agency Lupine Grove Creative.

Whitney Ross has joined the Irene Goodman Agency, representing middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction across all genres, with an emphasis on historical, SF & fantasy, romance, and contemporary fiction. She is also open to non-fiction submissions in the areas of design, cooking, and fashion. She was a senior editor for Tor Teen, Tor, and Forge, working at Macmillan for the past decade.

Janine Perez has joined Random House Children’s as marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at Simon & Schuster Children’s. In addition, Kelly McGauley has been promoted to assistant director, trade marketing; Hannah Black moves up to marketing manager; Jules Kelly has been promoted to assistant marketing manager; Audrey Steuerwald moves up to design manager; and Andrea Comerford has been promoted to marketing coordinator.

At Chronicle Books, Jennifer Tolo Pierce has been promoted to design director, children’s publishing; and Julia Patrick has been promoted to associate editor. Madison Killen has joined as children’s marketing manager. Previously she was manager of creative content at Penguin Young Readers.

Lucy Cummins has been promoted to executive art director at Simon & Schuster Children’s and Paula Wiseman Books.


Talk tomorrow,


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