Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 21, 2021

Book Winners – Virtual Book Launch – Opportunity – Industry Changes


Susan E Harris won HOW TO WEAR A SARI by Darshana Khiani 

Please send me your name and address and mention the book you won.



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June 22, 6pm PST; 9pm ET
June 22, 3pm Amsterdam
June 23, 9 AM South East Asia Time
(time change for those living in this part of the world)

Here is the link to register:


New Voices Award

Description: Seeks a children’s picture book manuscript by a U.S. writer of color or a Native/Indigenous writer. Must not have not previously published a children’s picture book. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry accepted that addresses the needs of children of color and Native nations. Max 1,500 words, with human protagonists, aimed at children 5-12.

Prize: $2,000 and publication ($1,000 for the Honor Award winner)

Deadline: 12/31/21

Sponsor: Lee and Low Books



Danielle Dieterich and Gabriella Mongelli have each been promoted to editor at Putnam.

Leis Pederson has returned to Berkley as editor at large acquiring romance and mysteries.

Heather Kelly has been promoted to assistant art director, Appleseed and Abrams Childrens.

Gabrielle Nugent has been promoted to associate publicist at Norton.

At Harper Christian, Becky Monds has been promoted to associate publisherLaura Wheeler to acquisitions editor, and Jodi Hughes to senior editor for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.

At Random House Children’s, Sarah Hokanson has been promoted to art director, and Nicole Gastonguay has been promoted to assistant art director. Taline Boghosian has joined as designer. She was previously a designer at Starry Forest Books.

Miriam Vance has been promoted to contracts & rights associate at Catapult, Counterpoint, Soft Skull Press.

Latoya Smith at LCS Literary and Felice Laverne at Art + Deco have launched a new agency, ArtHouse Literary Agency, which will “acquire talent across genres in the adult and young adult markets

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for the updates!

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