Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NOCO-Connect Meeting

Date(s) - 07/15/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harmony Library Community Room
4616 S Shields St - Fort Collins, CO 80526

This location is part of Front Range Community College Campus at Harmony and Shields – map HERE


Sylvie Frank is Senior Editor at Paula Wiseman Books, a boutique imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division. She is the editor of award-winning and critically acclaimed books including Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo; I Have a Balloon by Ariel Bernstein, illustrated by Scott Magoon; Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome; and OCDaniel by Wesley King. Since joining Paula Wiseman Books in 2013, Sylvie has been on the prowl for literary, character-driven middle grade and kid-focused, snappy picture books. She is drawn to original and diverse voices across all genres. One of her favorite pastimes is browsing agents’ and illustrators’ websites for new talent. When she’s not reading, Sylvie can be found running while listening to audiobooks.


A Trail of Breadcrumbs: Navigating the Publication Process (and Finding Your Way Back Home) What does the submission process look like? How long does it take to create a picture book? And how do editors and art directors work together?

In this session, we’ll take a close look at the acquisition-to-publication process, with a focus on the role of collaboration. This session is perfect for those who are new to the world of publishing, as it will include terminology and a general overview of the process. But it’s perfect for pros, too, as it will shine a light on the role revision and the revision process for both authors and illustrators.

*Sylvie will also touch on the Middle Grade genre in this process.

Contact Julie with questions —