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 DIVERSITY: Pride Happy Hour

YPG DIVERSITY: Pride Happy Hour
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Celebrate Pride Month with YPG’s 4th annual Pride Happy Hour at Kettle of Fish, the iconic West Village bar once frequented by Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan! Mingle with your publishing colleagues as we celebrate the vital role of LGBTQI people in the industry. Be sure to check the Gay Liberation sculpture in Christopher...
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YPG CARES: Housing Works Open Air Street Fair

YPG CARES: Housing Works Open Air Street Fair
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The Open Air Street Fair is Housing Works’ daylong block party and shopping bazaar along Crosby St., between Houston and Prince St. If you’d like to spend a fun late-spring day helping out a fantastic cause alongside fellow book lovers, all while listening to music put on by local bands and enjoying great snacks...
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BEA On a Boat

BEA On a Boat
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BEA is back in New York this year (thank goodness) and is just around the corner! So join us for YPG’s annual BEA on a Boat Party at The Frying Pan on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-8pm. Celebrate another year of book-centric panels, librarians hauling huge tote bags, and standing on your feet for...
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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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Dear YPG: Should I be worried if I am not doing the same things as other new assistants?

Dear YPG: Should I be worried if I am not doing the same things as other new assistants?
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Are you secretly still not sure about the difference between an ARC and a galley? Do you cringe at the thought of someone asking you what a kit mailing entails? Are you curious about how a sales call actually works, but too afraid to ask? Have no fear—Dear YPG is here! Like your older...
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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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*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway

*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 having our very own ROGUE World Book Night, so all you need to do...
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