Three quick things this week:
- I think I’ve done all the revisions for a book-for-hire about the Holocaust. Doing this kind of work can be rewarding but also quite tedious and frustrating.
- I won an AWP raffle for a free membership to the American Literary Translators Association. My goal is to translate from Yiddish to English and to help make great Yiddish writers accessible.
- Coming up on April 7 to commemorate Yom HaShoah: The Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center is hosting a conversation with Scott Miller, retired Director of Curatorial Affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and co-author of Refuge Denied; Hans Fisher, professor emeritus of Rutgers University and MS St. Louis passenger; and me, Barbara Krasner, director of the Mercer Center and author of 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939. Attendees can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on the purchase of my book from publisher Kar-Ben.
Hi Barbara,I’ve read The Whole Megillah for years and always marvel at your energy and accomplishments. I know you’re also an agent, and I wanted to know if you would be interested in seeing two of my picture book manuscripts. One is on kindness, the other on the wonders of nature, but they are not, in any way, specifically Jewish. My background, very briefly: I will have two board books published by Little Simon in 2022, with another title to follow in 2023. My first board book was published by Blue Manatee in 2018, I’ve sold concept pieces to High Five and Cricket, and I have written picture book reviews for Jewish Book World for years. I also worked as a writer/editor for many years and am now retired.I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,Susan Kantor
Thanks for your note. I no longer handle picture books, and at the moment, I am not taking on new clients.