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Editor, Dutton Children's Books
Sarah Shumway is an Editor at Dutton Children's Books, a hardcover trade imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.
studied English Literature and Media Studies at William Smith College and spent summers as a camp counselor and bookseller before she
graduated and moved to New York to pursue the glamorous lifestyle of a children's book editor.
considers herself a generalist, as her
acquisitions list includes both fiction and non-fiction for the full range of ages, but she
is most interested in commercial young adult fiction, religious/inspirational, funny romantic stories, and historical fiction.
favorite picture book manuscripts are always character-driven.
not at work or reading, Sarah sings in a chorus and plays on the company softball team in Central Park.
is assured she'll never be very glamorous.
Dutton Children's Books
has a query-only policy, but Sarah
is happy to receive queries accompanied by full manuscripts for picture books and query letters including a synopsis and three sample chapters for longer works.
Old-fashioned mail is best for submissions to Sarah