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June 20 - CLOSED Emily Feinberg Crit-N-Chat

Critiques for Picture Books to YA, Chat Live, Submissions due June 1

Emily Feinberg, Assistant Editor at Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan

Manuscripts are due on or before June 1st,

Live Chats start at 6 PM EST on Tuesday, June 20.


More about Emily

After earning her master’s degrees in Children’s Literature and English Literature from Simmons College in Boston, Emily joined the editorial team at Roaring Brook Press where she has had the opportunity to work with artists and writers such as Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Jason Chin, Bagram Ibatoulline, Nick Bruel and Yuyi Morales, among others. Emily works on picture book, chapter book, middle grade projects and claims she will "never turn down the chance to look at a humorous, realistic young adult novel." She enjoys "quirky, voice-driven picture books and middle grade and nonfiction for young readers," but warns writers that "young adult fantasy is not her thing."Recent books include Coyote Moon and Highway Hawks by Maria Gianferrari, Snow Beast Want Play by author-illustrator, Phil Gosier, and The Inn Between by Marina Cohen.

Your critique may include full picture books for fiction, full picture books plus back matter for nonfiction, and up to ten pages of older genre categories (chapter book through YA).


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Emily Feinberg
Emily Feinberg

After earning her masters degrees in Children’s and English Literature from Simmons College in Boston, Emily joined the editorial team at Roaring Brook where she has had the opportunity to work with artists and authors such as Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Jason Chin, Bagram Ibatoulline, Nick Bruel and Yuyi Morales, among others. Emily works mostly with picture book, realistic middle grade, and nonfiction titles. Coming up, she has Elisha Cooper’s Big Cat, Little Cat, a tender and beautifully illustrated picture book about life, loss, and cats, as well as Maria Gianferrari’s nonfiction picture book Coyote Moon (illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline) and Marina Cohen’s spookly middle grade novel, The Inn Between. While she is always looking for solid, voice-driven picture books and middle grade, she also particularly loves nonfiction for young readers of all ages. Emily is not an editor of fantasy. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing with dogs in fields and learning as much as she can about outer space and space travel.


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