Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 5, 2018

Page Street Publisher of the Month – Today Kristen Nobles Founding Publisher of Page Street Kids

We’re doing something a little different this month. Instead of featuring an agent or an editor. I am featuring the publisher and the editors at Page Street  with their YA fiction (ages 12 and up with all genres and a variety of non-fiction books in such categories as cooking, sports, science, nature, interior design, crafts, and parenting (founded in 2012) and the PB editors at Page Street Kids. During the month I will be sharing their bios and interviews with you. Each of the five editors will critique two first pages, for a total of ten first pages this month. I will post at the of the month. Since there are only four Fridays, I will be featuring all this on other days, too. Today we start with Kristen Noble. See Submission Guidelines at bottom of post.

Kristen Nobles is the founding Publisher of Page Street Kids, the new children’s division ​of Page Street Publishing in Salem, MA. She is focusing on collaborating with new talent and publishing art-led narrative picture books, picture book biographies, visually driven concept books, and selectively, distinct board books. Kristen loves strong characters, stories with heart, a unique style or retro look made new again, and looks for a surprising spin on traditional themes in children’s books.

Prior to Page Street Kids, Kristen spent 13 years as an Art Director at Candlewick Press / Walker Books Group and was a Senior Designer at Chronicle Books for 5 years. She has worked with author/illustrators Carson Ellis, Steve Light, Leslie Patricelli and Matt Tavares as well as illustrators Sophie Blackall, Yuyi Morales, Jake Parker, John Rocco, and many others on award-winning books.

Kristen’s passion for children’s books has been passed down from her mother, an elementary teacher, and her grandmother, a librarian. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in Communication Design and Art History. Most weekends, Kristen spends time hiking with her dog, swimming in fresh water lakes, shopping the local farmer’s markets, and curling up with a good book next to the wood stove at her house in Maine. These pursuits align with some of the storytelling subjects that delight her.

You can find her on Twitter @Kristen_Nobles or visit


In the subject line, please write “JULY 2018 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” (Also indicate YA PB or NF in Subject line) Example: JULY 2018 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE – PB or NF or YA. Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it’s a picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED!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 passed 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: July 20th.
RESULTS: June 27th & 30th

Stop by tomorrow for editor ASHLEY HEARN. 

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Great opportunities, Kathy 😀 😀 😀


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