TASSY JUDGES
2001-2022

This list of judges is an appreciation of the expertise that has been generously offered by nearly 150 top professionals to the Tassy Walden Award in its first twenty-two years. These judges may have moved from the publishing house or agency listed under their names—or they may be altogether retired from the industry—but the list illuminates the quality of the judging we gratefully rely on.
 

TASSY AGENTS

Stephanie Abou

Global Lit Management

 

Tracey Adams
Adams Literary

 

Victoria Wells Arms

Wells Arms Literary

 

Stephen Barr

Writers House

 

Mela Bolinao

MB Artists

 

Brenda Bowen

Sanford J. Greenburger Assoc.

 

Jennifer Carlson

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner

 

Andrea Cascardi

Transatlantic Literary

Minju Chang

Bookstop Literary

 

Susan Cohen

Writers House

 

Nadia Cormier

Firebrand

 

Merial Cornell

Cornell & McCarthy

Erzsi Deàk

Hen & Ink, A Literary Studio

Victoria doherty-munro

writers house

 

Adriana Dominguez

Full Circle Lit

 

Jennie Dunham

Dunham Literary

 

Jeff Dwyer

Dwyer & O'Grady

Liza Fleissig
Liza Royce Agency
 
Stephen Fraser
Jennifer DeChiara Literary
 
ALEX GEHRINGER
THE BRIGHT AGENCY/US


Nicole Geiger
Full Circle Literary
 
Mollie Glick
Foundry Literary
 
Adria Goetz
Martin Lit. Management
 
Kelly Going
Curtis Brown
 
Barry Goldblatt
Barry Goldblatt Agency
 
Clelia Gore
Martin Literary & Media Management
 
Karen Grencik
Red Fox Literary
 
Katie Grimm
Don Congdon
 
Regina Griffin
Egmont USA
 
Kirsten Hall
Catbird Agency
 
Carrie Hannigan
HSG Agency
 
Elizabeth Harding  
Curtis Brown
 
Susan Hawk
The Bent Agency

Alyssa Eisner Henkin

Trident Media 

Blair Hewes
Dunham Literary
 
Julie Just
Janklow & Nesbit
 
Taylor Martindale Kean
Full Circle Literary
 
Jennie Kendrick
Red Fox Literary
 
Theresa Kietlinski
The Prospect Agency
 
Jennifer Laughran
Andrea Brown Literary
 
Tricia Lawrence
Erin Murphy Agency

Janine le
janine le literary

 
Tracy Marchini
BookEnds Literary
 
Jim McCarthy
Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret
 
Holly McGhee
Pippin Properties
 
Emily Mitchell
Wernick & Pratt Agency
 
Lori Nowicki
Painted Words
 
Rachel Orr
Prospect Agency
 
Ammi-Joan Paquette
Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Lara Perkins
Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Jenna Pocius
Red Fox Literary

april jones prince 
studio goodwin sturges

 
Marian Reiner
Marian Reiner Literary
 
Eileen Robinson
(Independent Consultant: Book Works)

Victoria Selvaggio
Storm Literary Agency


Rebecca Sherman
Writers House
 
Danielle Smith
Foreward Literary
 
Shadra Strickland
Painted Words

judy sue goodwin sturges

studio goodwin sturges
 
Scott Treimel
Scott Treimel Agency
 
Christina Tugeau
CAT Agency
 
Nicole Tugeau
Tugeau 2, Inc.
 
Harold Underdown
(Independent Consultant)
 
Emily Van Beek
Folio Literary Management

Charlotte Wenger
Prospect Agency

 
Anna Webman
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
 
Marcia Wernick
Sheldon Fogelman Agency
Wernick & Pratt Agency

Essie White
Storm Literary Agency

TASSY EDITORS & ART DIRECTORS

Victoria Wells Arms
Bloomsbury
 
Jenny Bak
Jimmy Patterson Books/Little, Brown
 
Alessandra Balzer
Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins
 
Stacey Barney
Penguin
 
Chad Beckerman
Abrams
 
Simon Boughton
W.W. Norton & Co.
 
Donna Bray                  
Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins
 
Tamar Brazis
Abrams
 
Deborah Brodie
Roaring Brook Press
 
Nicki Carmack
Peachtree Publishing
 
Mary Kate Castellani
Bloomsbury
 
Giuseppe Castellano
Penguin
 
Melanie Cecka    
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
 
Justin Chanda
Simon & Schuster
 
Erin Clarke                   
Alfred A. Knopf

Amy Cloud
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers


Michele Coppola      
Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin
Dutton
 
Jody Corbett   
Scholastic
 
Denise Cronin
Viking
 
Jill Davis
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
 
Trisha deGuzman
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 
 

Kelly Delaney
Random House
 
Kate DePalma
Barefoot Books
 
Mary Lee Donovan
Candlewick Press

virginia duncan
greenwillow books

 
Mariellen Eaton
Tilbury House, Publishers
 
Alyssa Eisner 
Simon & Schuster

Emily C. Feinberg
Roaring Book Press

 
Sylvie Frank
Paula Wiseman Book/ S & S
 
Stephen Fraser        
HarperCollins
 
Michelle Frey
Knopf Books for Young Readers
 
Brian Geffen
Henry Holt/Macmillan
 
Tim Gillner                    
Boyds Mills Press
 
Cecile Goyette
Alfred A. Knopf Books
Dial Books

Melissa greenberg
cameron kids 

 
Regina Griffin
Egmont USA

Barbara Grzeslo
Boyds Mills & Kane

 
Julie Ham (Bliven)
Charlesbridge
 
Anahid Hamparian   
Marshall Cavendish
 
Connie Hsu 
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
 
Deirdre E. Jones 
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
 
Loraine Joyner
Peachtree Publishing
 
Cheryl Klein
Arthur A. Levine Books
 
 

Jennifer Klonsky
Aladdin/ Simon & Schuster 

Mary kole
independent editor

Liz KossnarSimon & Schuster

Bob Kosturko               

Houghton Mifflin
 
Elizabeth Law        
Viking/Penguin
 
Emma Ledbetter
Beach Lane/ Simon & Schuster
 
Alvina Ling            
Little, Brown
 
Laurent Linn
Simon & Schuster
 
Stephanie Lurie
Dutton
 
Lily Malcom                 
Dial Books
 
Donna Mark
Bloomsbury
 
Caroline Meckler
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House
 
Nancy Mercado
Dial Books
Roaring Brook Press
 
Wendy McClure
Albert Whitman
 
Annette-Pollert Morgan
Bloomsbury YA
 
Kristen Nobles
Candlewick Press

Taylor Norman
Chronicle Books

amy novesky
cameron kids

 
Janine O'Malley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 
Judy O'Malley
Charlesbridge

 
Christy Ottaviano
C. Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt
 
Monica Perez
Charlesbridge TEEN

Andrea Davis Pinkney
Scholastic 

Neal Porter
Roaring Brook Press

Martha Rago

HarperCollins

Margaret Raymo
Houghton Mifflin
 
Ariel Richardson
Chronicle Books
 
Ann Rider             
Houghton Mifflin
 
Lauren Rille
Simon & Schuster
 
Julie Romeis         
Chronicle Books
 
Abigail Samoun
Tricycle Press
 
Elizabeth Schonhorst
Bloomsbury Children’s Books

 
Emily Seife      
Schwartz & Wade/Random House

Emily settle
feiwel & friends


Rebecca Short
Delacorte
 
Sarah Shumway
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
 
Andrea Spooner
Little, Brown
 
Dinah Stevenson
Clarion Books
 
Sue Tarsky
Albert Whitman & Company
 
Elizabeth Tingue
Penguin
 
Andrea Tompa
Candlewick Press
 
Andrea Welch
Beach Lane Books
 
Stacy Whitman
Lee and Low
 
Phoebe Yeh
Crown
 
Cecilia Yung
G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House