I am an acquisitions editor at Beaming Books, an imprint of 1517 Media. I acquire and edit picture books (fiction and nonfiction) and will take on selective middle grade nonfiction. I enjoy working with experienced and debut writers and illustrators.
Beaming Books publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive in every part of who they are—emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With topics ranging from self-esteem to kindness, ethics, and faith, our books are designed to spark the imagination and equip kids and families to live full and flourishing lives, together.
Specific story ideas I'm interested in seeing in my inbox in 2022:
funny books! I really want to see funny stories with heart.
author-illustrator submissions (text-alone is fine, but I want to see more illustrated submissions too.)
character-driven story about an adoptee, written by an adoptee (featuring a child character, not an animal.)
Winter or summer solstice story
Story about experiencing anger and dealing with it in a constructive way
Fresh take on the story of Jesus (e.g. Jesus as liberator! Jesus as an oppressed person, etc.)