How to Edit MG/YA Nonfiction, Kelly Anne White




One audio recording from PENCON 2018

How to Edit MG/YA Nonfiction
Kelly Anne White


Since today’s young readers are accustomed to processing quick bits of information on electronic devices, there is no room for lulls in MG/YA text. The session looks at humor and other clever strategies for driving and buoying MG/YA content. We will examine a mixed bag of genres and themes popular in the current MG/YA market—devotionals, education, celeb biographies, fanzines, activity books, faith-based comics, and more. Our focus will be editorial issues related to platform, structure, formatting, tone, and style as specifically applied to the MG/YA demographic—a very tricky audience.