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Feb 10 - Peeling Back the Picture Book with Charlesbridge Editor, Julie Bliven

5 Editorial Tips to Enhance Your Picture Books!

Peeling Back the Picture Book

with Charlesbridge Editor, Julie Bliven

Available as replay

Julie goes live to share five tips (with examples from books she has worked on) that authors and author-illustrators may consider when writing and revising. Come join us and explore these tips: 1. Cut like an illustrator; 2. Revise like a poet; 3. Add like an action hero; 4. Be farmers’-market selective; and 5. Begin and end like a filmmaker.

More About Julie Bliven

Julie Bliven is editor at Charlesbridge, where she edits fiction and nonfiction board books, picture books, and middle-grade novels. She has worked with authors such as Anne Sibley O’Brien, Steve Jenkins, Peter and Paul Reynolds, and JaNay Brown-Wood. Julie holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, mentors writers in the college’s M.F.A. program, and has taught writing courses at the Jewish Community Center of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the Children’s Book Council Diversity Initiative.

Julie Bliven is looking for contemporary, realistic middle-grade novels—she particularly enjoys themes of female friendships, sports, and/or socio-economic disparity. She’s also looking for nature nonfiction picture books that use innovative narrative structure, fiction picture books with hooks for the classroom, and unique biographies that are not cradle-to-grave.


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Julie Bliven
Julie Bliven

Julie Bliven is editor at Charlesbridge, where she edits fiction and nonfiction board books, picture books, and middle-grade novels. She has worked with authors such as Anne Sibley O’Brien, Steve Jenkins, Peter and Paul Reynolds, and JaNay Brown-Wood. Julie holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, mentors writers in the college’s M.F.A. program, and has taught writing courses at the Jewish Community Center of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the Children’s Book Council Diversity Initiative.

Julie Bliven is looking for contemporary, realistic middle-grade novels—she particularly enjoys themes of female friendships, sports, and/or socio-economic disparity. She’s also looking for nature nonfiction picture books that use innovative narrative structure, fiction picture books with hooks for the classroom, and unique biographies that are not cradle-to-grave.

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