Although meeting and mingling with agents is one of the biggest parts of WLT’s Agents Conference, there’s much more than just that! One of the other exciting options that the Agents Conference offers is introducing attendees to some of the country’s top editors, who will share their valuable expertise on what publishers are looking for, how they work with both writers and agents, and how the acquisition process works.This week, we are featuring Lucy Chambers, Editorial Director of Bright Sky Press/Conference and one of the scheduled editors at the 2011 Agents Conference. Read on to find out more about what an editor does and some exciting insights into her world!
How did you get started in publishing?
I worked for the Junior Literary Guild, which was a division of Doubleday & Co. I spent a year reading the best of new children’s literature and writing copy about it before I left the nest for adult trade publishing.