Novel Intensive: Finding incredible moments of beauty and heartbreak: Revision tips, tricks, and knowing when it is ready to submit
—Behind the Scenes of a Middle Grade Novel: From Submission to Finished Book: This session explores an editor’s role, with a comprehensive look at the life cycle of a middle grade novel–from submission through acquisition, early editorial development, copyediting, design, proofing, and selecting final production specifications. A detailed behind-the-scenes perfect for children’s book creators seeking to know more about the journey to a finished book.
— First Impressions: The Art of Effective Positioning: This session explores strategies in pitching and positioning through a series of case studies, from picture books through YA, fiction and nonfiction. An insightful exercise for children’s book creators eager to command readers’ attention–from agents to editors and beyond–and make a memorable first impression with their work.