We Are Young, Heartache To Heartache We Stand
Our topic today is youth.
Specifically youth in today's hot editors in the kidlit field. Whenever I attend a publisher function I am continually astounded by the veritable plethora of intelligent young women (and occasional handsome man) in their twenties and thirties who run their field like there was no tomorrow. I'm not one to talk, considering I fall into their age range, but it really is a fascinating fact. Books are edited these days by many a sweet young thing, so how does that affect what we see on our shelves later down the line?
The Analytical Knife had some smart thoughts on the subject, but it's a funny question. Librarians, by and large, span a much larger age range than their editorial counterparts. How do we account for this? And which, in the end, is the better deal? I have my suspicions...