Friday, March 21, 2014

Meet the Judges: Sylvie Frank

Sylvie Frank is an associate editor at Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. She edits picture books, middle-grade and YA fiction and occasionally nonfiction.

Recent books she has edited include Storm by Donna Jo Napoli, Breathe by Scott Magoon, and Whistle in the Dark by Susan Hill Long. One of her favorite pastimes is browsing agents’ and illustrators’ websites for new talent.

Statement about what Sylvie will be looking for:

The winner of the picture book category will demonstrate masterful technique; depiction of character, including expression and action; composition; and use of color and space. The work will demonstrate a keen understanding of storytelling through illustration and the relationship between the reader and the illustration.