And now for the editors:
Michelle Poploff is Vice President, Executive Editor at Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. Among the books she’s edited are Newbery Honor Winner, “Hattie Big Sky” by Kirby Larson, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner, “Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It” by Sundee T. Frazier, and Parents Choice Gold Award Recipient, “Road to Tater Hill” by Edith M. Hemingway. All were first novels.
Michelle will give critiques, present a joint session with author, Edith Hemingway, and will sit on the Editor/Agent panel, as well as the “First Page” panel discussion.
“Partners In Imagination: The Author/Editor Revision Process”—Michelle Poploff and Edith Hemingway
You’ve revised and polished before submitting, but what happens after your manuscript is accepted? More revision! Michelle Poploff, V.P. and Executive Editor of Delacorte Press, and author Edith Hemingway will discuss working together to make a book the best it can be.
Louise May is Vice President/Editorial Director of Lee & Low Books, publisher of children’s books that feature diversity. She has been with the company since 1999, and has worked with many of its award-winning authors and illustrators, including Ted and Betsy Lewin, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Pat Mora, Chris Soentpiet, Javaka Steptoe, and Joseph Bruchac. She also helped establish Lee & Low’s successful New Voices Award for first-time writers of color.
Louise will give critiques, present a general session, and sit on the Editor/Agent panel, as well as the “First Page” panel discussion.
“CREATING BOOKS FEATURING DIVERSITY: HOW DO I LEAP IN?”—Louise May
Is it okay to write and/or illustrate across cultures? Do I need to be of the same background as the characters in my story? Do books featuring people of color have to be nonfiction or historical fiction? Is there a place for realistic fiction? What about fun and fantasy in books focusing on diversity? These questions and more pertaining to creating diverse stories for all of today’s young readers will be answered, from the point of view from Lee & Low Books, one of the country’s premier publishers of children’s books “about everyone~for everyone.”
Michelle Corpora is the editorial assistant for Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. She received an MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University in 2008, and interned at both DK Children’s Publishing and Bloomsbury Children’s Books. She also teaches an online course in Literary Publishing at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Michelle will give critiques and sit on three panel discussions: the Editor/Agent Panel, the “First Page” panel, and the “Steps in the Write Direction: A Discussion of Writing Programs.”
Stay tuned for more previews!