Margaret Raymo has elected to take the new position of senior executive editor, at Houghton Mifflin Children's, a 'purely editorial role' that will let her focus on discovering and working with authors and illustrators. Raymo says 'I'm very happy to be able to put all my energy back into creating books.'
As a result, Mary Wilcox has been promoted to vp, editorial director for Houghton Mifflin Children's, while continuing as editorial director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's.
As of October 4, Bernadette Baker-Baughman, formerly of Baker's Mark Literary Agency, will join Victoria Sanders & Associates as an agent.
Penguin Canada new chairman is Rob Prichard, former president and ceo of Harlequin-parent Torstar from 2002 to 2009 (and then ceo of Metrolinx).
John Rudolph is joining Dystel & Goderich Literary Management as agent. He was most recently executive editor at Putnam Children's. Stephanie DeVita, who started as an intern at the agency, is now a full-time agent, focusing on narrative and practical non-fiction, memoir, and romance.