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Matt Ringler


Matt Ringler is a senior editor at Scholastic specializing in chapter book, middle grade, and YA fiction. He has worked on the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine, the Game Changers series by Mike  Lupica, the STAT series by Amar’e Stoudemire, and the Little Rhino series by Ryan and Krystle Howard, as well as The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson.

His YA list includes Kill the Boy Band and No Good Deed by New York Times bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky, It’s Not Me, It’s You and The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm, andThe Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman.


Novel and Chapterbook Roundtable   At this roundtable for middle grade and young adult novelists and hear how an editor responds to the first five pages of your chapter book, middle grade, or young adult manuscript (starting from the beginning, formated in 12 point font, double spaced, Times New Roman, with one inch margins). The first 15 to register and elect to share their manuscript will have their work read and critiqued. Even if you do not elect to have your work read, or don’t sign up early enough to snag one of the spots, you will hear live, on-the-spot feedback that will help you grow as a writer and understand what editors are focusing on in the first five pages.

Create a Character: You Will Leave Here With a New One

Lots of Plots: From the Beginning to the End (and Everything in Between)