- PEN Alters Emerging Voices Fellowships, Prompting Community Protest
Nossel added that the effort would "include finding new ways to foster connections between annual participants and program alumni and agents, editors, and publishers," with the end goal being "a national program operating virtually and, we hope, with some in-person engagement as public healt
- Foundry's Co-Owners Launching New Companies
McGuigan will be joined by Foundry agent Kirsten Neuhaus.
- Frankfurt 2020: A Virtual Experiment
October 13, which covers rights and licensing, will include the traditional Rights Meeting, this year featuring agent Andrew Nurnberg, Anna Soler-Pont of the Pontas Agency, Marty Brochstein from Licensing International, and Corinne Quentin of Bureau des Copyrights Francais, among others.
- Building Bridges: The Art of Children's Book Translation
Summing up her work as a translator, editor, rights manager at Callisto Media, and creator of the YA imprint Fantástica Rocco in her native Brazil, Larissa Helena said, “I am attracted to positions that allow me to build bridges, whether it is acquiring and agenting international books,
- Remembering Tomie dePaola
Fine artist Susan Whiteman, whose husband Doug is dePaola’s literary agent and was previously his publisher at Putnam, characterized the longtime friendship her family had with Tomie.
- Q & A with Corinne Duyvis
It makes it easier for agents and editors to prioritize which manuscripts to represent and acquire, and readers have a much easier time finding books with respectful, accurate, nuanced representation.
- Q & A with Amy Timberlake
The first thing my agent, Steve Malk, did when I sent him the first two chapters of the manuscript was show it to Jon, whom he also represents, and I was so happy when he said he was interested.
- PW Star Watch 2020 Honorees Named
Honorees hail from the U.S. and Canada, and were selected from the ranks of the Big 5 publishers as well as independent and university presses, literary agents, booksellers, and other industry and related organizations.Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 also marks several firsts for the
- It’s Not All About Pub Date
I believed I was a disappointment to my publisher, to my agent, to my readers, and that none of them could ever understand, because at the time I didn’t even understand what was happening to me.
- R.F. Kuang Wrangles Gods and Monsters
That first novel, it’s really just one long scream of rage.”Within three months, she’d finished a draft and landed with agent Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.
- PRH Releases Workforce Report on Diversity
PRH used as a benchmark the Lee & Low 2019 diversity survey, which found that 76% of the industry (including reviewers, publishing employees, and agents) is white.
- Q & A with Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
In The Cat I Never Named, teacher, research scientist, and activist Amra Sabic-El-Rayess tells her story of surviving ethnic cleansing during the 1990s in war-torn Bosnia, and the stray cat that became an integral part of her family and their survival.
- Frankfurt Cancels Physical Fair, Goes All Virtual
Each digital exhibitor, including agents and rights holders,will be allowed a free company profile, where they can upload their rights guides, title information, rights availability, and previews of titles available to international participants after request.
- Significant Self: PW Talks with Melissa Croce
My agent and editor helped me develop the book.
- Sarah Penner Tells a Tale of Poison
Her first historical novel was rejected by 130 agents.