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Autism Awareness Month: Q&A with Ron Suskind

Autism Awareness Month: Q&A with Ron Suskind
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When Ron Suskind’s son, Owen, was three, he vanished into regressive autism. He wasn’t sleeping, eating, or talking; the only thing that could hold his attention were the Disney movies he’d always loved. Terrified and confused, Ron and his wife, Cornelia, were unsure where to turn—and eventually found that those very same Disney movies...
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Recap: No Country for Old Memes: #YPGDigital Explores Literary Twitter

On Tuesday, March 22nd, YPG members gathered--in person in the back room at Niagara, and online for a live stream over Periscope--for a panel with some of the greats of the literary Twitter community. What better way to recap such an awesome, informative panel than through tweets?
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WNBA Diversity in Publishing Panel

WNBA Diversity in Publishing Panel
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Developing the conversation on issues of diversity and pay equity is crucial for today’s world, especially in the publishing industry, which employs primarily women and publishes books and articles for large, diverse audiences. On this panel, strong and influential voices within the literary world will discuss the necessity of analyzing and documenting the make-up...
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave

YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave
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After last year’s incredibly popular program on Groundbreaking Women in Publishing, BIGNY is thrilled to announce its follow-up program—Groundbreaking Women: The Second Wave. This program features a lively panel of high-power female publishing professionals who will share their experiences—the good and the bad—from when publishing first began to shift from being so male-dominated. Speakers...
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Join AAP’s Mid-to-Publishing Group (MPG)

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After several years of working in the industry (roughly 5 years & up), perhaps you aren’t feeling so “young” to publishing anymore and are looking for new networking and growth opportunities. MPG hosted a successful happy hour in the fall to kick things off and there is more to come: editor/agent happy hours, networking...
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Scholarship Opportunity: Yale Publishing Course

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The Yale Publishing Course is offering a scholarship that recognizes publishing professionals who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership. In total, four (4) full-tuition scholarships will be awarded this year to a: Domestic (USA) Magazine Media professional Domestic (USA) Book Publishing professional International (non-USA) Magazine Media professional International (non-USA) Book Publishing Professional The deadline to apply...
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YPG MIXER: Left BEA-hind on a Boat!

YPG MIXER: Left BEA-hind on a Boat!
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BEA is going to Chicago, and many of us are not. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still drink on a boat! So join us on Wednesday, May 18 for our annual social event at The Frying Pan at Pier 66 (26th St and West Side Highway) to commiserate with your fellow YPGers who...
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YPG CARES: *Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway

YPG CARES: *Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway
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World Book Night (WBN) is a super fun, global effort for book lovers like us to spread the joy of reading by giving away books. While the US’s official partnership with WBN ended in 2014, we at YPG have continued the tradition! This year, we are again having our very own ROUGE World Book...
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YPG DIVERSITY: Writing About Disability

YPG DIVERSITY: Writing About Disability
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In celebration of diversity in books, YPG will be presenting a panel this month on disability in adult and children literature. Join us on Thursday, April 21st as Jeanne Betancourt (author of MY NAME IS BRAIN BRIAN, Scholastic) and Dr. Blythe Grossberg (author of ASPERGER’S RULES, Magination Press) discuss their experience writing about disability...
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