2023 June Self-Edit and Query Workshops                           

Sara Schonfeld is an Associate Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Publishing. She started her career at Penguin Random House, where she edited books for young readers, before moving to Katherine Tegen Books. Her list includes books with humor and heart, that blend genre and defy categories, all while inspiring and affirming kid readers. An author herself, Sara spends her time writing, reading, boxing, baking, and smiling at dogs she sees on the streets of New York City.

Title and workshop descriptions

Self-Edit Like an Editor: How do you get from a first draft to a final draft? Based on almost a decade of experience as an editor and author, this workshop includes concrete steps to take that will help you through revisions.

Ready, Aim, Query: We talk about the querying trenches. But how do you take your best shot when looking for an agent or editor? We'll take a look at query structures, comps, and selling points--all so that you can think about the strengths of your manuscript and how best to catch an agent's or editor's eye!