Julie Matysik is the editorial director for Running Press Kids.
Prior to working at Running Press, Julie was the editorial director of Sky Pony Press, the children’s imprint at Skyhorse Publishing, which she helped found. She has worked with a number of bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators, including Mallika Chopra, Beth Vrabel, Stacy McAnulty, Thrity Umrigar, Charles Santore, Elly MacKay, and Iza Trapani, and currently works with the estates of Bob Ross and David Bowie. When she is not busy writing board books and editing manuscripts, Julie—a native of Madison, Wisconsin—spends time with her husband and two young children exploring Philadelphia, where they live.
She is seeking the follow categories/genres:
- Board books (stand alone and series)
- Picture books (including nonfiction; mainly humor, trendy, socially relevant and no biographies)
- Middle grade nonfiction
- YA fiction (contemporary, light—no dark/heavy themes if possible)