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YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition
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You finally got your foot in the door and landed that publishing gig. But what happens when you think you entered the wrong room? Maybe you dreamed of pitching author events, but can’t see beyond your submissions pile. Or you like adult trade, but still secretly long for the children’s book world. It can be difficult...
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YPG Cares Mid-Summer Happy Hour to Benefit 826NYC

YPG Cares Mid-Summer Happy Hour to Benefit 826NYC
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Have you always felt a deep connection to Lizzie McGuire’s cartoon thoughts? Do you often find yourself in heated arguments about how Rory was ALWAYS meant to be with Jess rather than moody Dean? If so, come embrace your frosted tips and butterfly clips from middle school days by supporting 826NYC! Bring a book or...
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DIYPG: Coloring Edition

DIYPG: Coloring Edition
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DIY and Publishing go hand-in-hand! Let’s celebrate all of the interesting and fun DIY books that hit the shelves topic-by-topic. BYOP (bring your own colored pencils) and BYOB (bring your own beer or beverage of choice). We’ll provide the coloring books, with plenty to bring take home with you! Please feel free to bring...
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YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft

YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft
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Join YPG Writers for our first ever Conversations on Craft on June 23! We are excited to announce that in addition to our bi-monthly meetings, we are launching a series devoted to examining different aspects of writing, including POV, plot, dialogue, and more. This month, we will be examining plot.  We will lead a...
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Calling All Writers: Write for the YPG Website!

Calling All Writers: Write for the YPG Website!
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The YPG website is looking for new writers! Are you interested in doing a write-up on the next YPG educational event? Do you want to interview an industry leader for our Publishing Profiles series? Does a day in the life of your department deserve to be featured under Spotlights and Soundbites? Are you dying...
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FULL EVENT: Free YPG Screening: Me Before You

FULL EVENT: Free YPG Screening: Me Before You
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On Saturday, May 21st, Warner Brothers is hosting a pre-screening of their upcoming romantic drama ME BEFORE YOU—and YPG has been invited to attend! Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, ME BEFORE YOU is the story of a small town girl who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care...
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Meet Manuscript Wish List

Meet Manuscript Wish List
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Attention all YPG editors! If you’ve attended one of our semiannual agent/editor mixers, this post may sound familiar to you. Here’s Jessica Sinsheimer, Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, to introduce her latest project: Manuscript Wish List. I’ve been attending YPG mixers for years—they were my introduction into the world of publishing...
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YPG Writers: May Write-In and Flash Workshop

YPG Writers: May Write-In and Flash Workshop
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And we’re back! Celebrate spring with YPG Writers and join us for a write-in and flash workshop.  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. In response to the feedback you’ve given us, this time we are taking...
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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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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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