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Posted on: November 16, 2009

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Editors on the Move: Latest Children’s Publishing News (Updated for November)

Nov 13th, 2009 | By Laura Backes | Category: Market & Submission Updates

From the ever-changing publishing world, the latest from Sourcebooks, Clarion, HarperCollins and more.

We’ll update this list as information becomes available, with the most recent updates on top. Children’s book divisions are in bold italics, imprints of those divisions are in blue italics, and editors or imprints no longer with that publisher are in red.

This list will focus on changes to children’s book departments only.

November 2009:

>> Sourcebooks

Sourcebooks has added a new young adult imprint, Sourcebooks Fire, to debut in Spring 2010. Genres will include romance, humor, mystery and fantasy.

 >> HarperCollins Children’s Books

Tara Weikum has been promoted to Editorial Director from Executive Editor.

 >>Dog-Eared Publications

This publisher is not accepting submissions at this time.

 >> Clarion Books

Daniel Nayeri will join Clarion as an Editor effective November 30.

 >>Mary Jack Wald Associates

Literary agent Mary Jack Wald will be retiring and dissolving her agency later this year.

 >>East/West Agency

Mary Grey James is a new agent with East/West Agency (1158 26th Street, Suite 462, Santa Monica, CA 90403). She will represent children’s and adult books, with a special emphasis on Southern writers.


August 2009:

>> Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 

Fiona Simpson is the new Editorial Director of Aladdin. She had been an Executive Editor at Scholastic.

 >> Egmont USA

Ruth Katcher is now on staff as Editor-At-Large. She had been an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

 >> Penguin Young Readers Group

Jill Santopolo is the new Executive Editor of Philomel Books. She was formerly an Editor with the Balzer & Bray imprint of HarperCollins.

 >> FamilyFun magazine is now called Disney FamilyFun.

 >>Nickelodeon Magazine Group plans to fold its Nick and Nick Jr. magazines by the end of this year. 

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