Tag Archives: Jewish children’s books

Editor’s Notebook: Marcie Greenfield Simons, The PJ Library

Marcie Greenfield Simons is Director, The PJ Library. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Authors are thrilled when their books are accepted by The PJ Library. What is your selection process and what are the selection criteria? About how many books come … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Steven Chudney, The Chudney Agency

Steven Chudney worked for 15 years in publishing in a variety of marketing, sales, and product development position before founding The Chudney Agency. The Chudney Agency mostly handles children’s and teen material, and the occasional adult novel as well. The … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook | Joni Sussman, Kar-Ben

Joni Sussman is the Publisher at Kar-Ben Publishing, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. Kar-Ben’s concentration is Jewish content picture books for children, both fiction and non-fiction for preschool through approximately 6th grade, including holiday books, life-cycle stories, Bible tales, … Continue reading

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Report on the 12th Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference

Anyone who doubted that the annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in New York City would continue its longstanding tradition of excellence as sponsorship and venue moved from the 92nd Street Y to the Jewish Book Council (JBC) … Continue reading

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Publicity Notebook | Blue Slip Media

You’ve written your very best manuscript. You’ve managed to sell it and are working together with your editor and perhaps agent to bring your work to market. But have you thought about publicity? I first learned about Blue Slip Media … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Eli Stutz

This is Part Two of an Agent/Author interview. Last week, The Whole Megillah featured agent Elana Roth of the Caren Johnson Literary Agency. Today, we feature her client, Eli Stutz, author of Pickle Impossible (Bloomsbury USA, 2010). The Whole Megillah … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah Grows

Thanks to everyone–Jewish children’s book writers, librarians, editors, agents, and publicists–who have helped make The Whole Megillah a success. Given the great response, I’ve been thinking of expanding The Whole Megillah to offer: Workshops and retreats–I’m exploring a four-day workshop/retreat … Continue reading

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