LitFest Workshop: Publishing in the World of Young Readers
- Familiarize yourself with the fast-changing world of publishing for young people. An editor from Penguin Young Readers, Karl Jones explains the process of landing a book deal with a major publishing house and offers advice on honing your craft, building relationships, and transitioning from aspiring author to published author.
- Karl Jones is Tulsa Artist Fellow and an Editor for the Penguin Workshop imprint at Penguin Random House. He works on a variety of licensed and original picture books, middle grade fiction and nonfiction, and young adult novels. He acquired the JUST JAKE series from New York Times best-selling kid author, Jake Marcionette, and edits a critically acclaimed middle grade/YA transition series by established stage and screenwriter, Justin Sayre, as well as editing a popular new play-your-way pick your path series, MIDNIGHT ARCADE by comic book author and RPG creator, Gabe Soria. Karl develops, acquires and writes unique original activity books, picture books, and board books, and he is a frequent faculty member at regional conferences of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He also presents workshops to working writers through the Author's Guild and the Highlights Foundation and he recently landed a middle grade novel contract with Audible. Karl lives in Brooklyn, NY and in his free time he enjoys comedy and storytelling events, outdoor adventures, and live music. He is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa.
All LitFest workshops will take place in the Pete and Pat Bartlett Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.
Workshop capacity is 20 with a required pre-registration. Please sign up for NO MORE THAN ONE workshop so that we can accommodate more aspiring writers!
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