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Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

Publishing Profile: Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books

For many in the publishing industry, work and life begin to blend together due to one’s voracious passion for books. For Jill Santopolo, Editorial Director of Philomel Books, this certainly rings true.
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show

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YPG Discount: BIGNY Presents the New York Book Show   Come celebrate the most visually stunning books of 2016 with an open bar and hot buffet! The Book Industry Guild of New York is offering YPG a limited number of $40 tickets (50% off!) to this year’s New York Book Show on Thursday, October...
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YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars

YPG Cares: Volunteer with Books Through Bars
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Books Through Bars is seeking volunteers to help pack and ship books to prisoners. BTB is an all-volunteer run collective that sends free books to incarcerated people across the country. Currently, they have a backlog of over 500 letters from prisoners requesting books, so if anyone is able to volunteer their time, it would be...
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YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!

YPG Contest: Make Your Own Children’s Book Movie Trailer!
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Do you love movie trailers? Do you especially love movie trailers for book-to-film adaptations? Well, now’s your chance to make one yourself! Announcing YPG’s FIRST EVER contest, with this month’s theme: CHILDREN’S BOOK TRAILER! Do you have a picture book from childhood that you made your parents read and reread every night? Was there a favorite middle...
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Forever Young (To Publishing)

Forever Young (To Publishing)
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After five years on the YPG planning committee and two and a half years as your Chair, it’s time to hang my hat up. It’s been a wild ride, and it feels fitting to step down as I begin a new job as Production Manager at Simon & Schuster. But first, I thought I’d...
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YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique

YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop on August 10thand August 24th. As always, we’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback on....
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BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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On Monday, March 27, YPG members convened at Penguin Random House for an intimate Brown Bag Lunch conversation around the ever-important issue of inclusivity in publishing. Sharon Watson, copyright assistant at Penguin Young Readers Group, moderated a discussion with Lynn Melnick and Camille Rankine, who are VIDA executive board members and published authors. VIDA...
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Representation Matters Mentorship Program

Representation Matters Mentorship Program
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According to Lee and Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey, only 21% of publishing staff describe themselves as African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Middle Eastern, or Multiracial. An industry that contributes to the cultural conversation, and often creates it, should reflect the culture.  An industry that is in service to artists and cultural...
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YPG Little Big Mouth: A Fresh Start

YPG Little Big Mouth: A Fresh Start
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Looking for your perfect match in 2017? Well, lucky for you, Little Big Mouth is playing Cupid and setting you up with your next literary love. We have a whole new batch of books and galleys to distribute to YPG members the entire year through—for free! But before we can pass the pages to...
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YPG Writers Submission Party

YPG Writers Submission Party
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We know you have a story in your portfolio that’s been gathering dust. Sure, you’ve thought about submitting it to this journal or that magazine, but some excuse came up and you eventually forgot about it. It’s time to send your writing out into the world. Join other writers as we polish our cover letters and...
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