Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Megan Ilnitzki



The Art of Crafting Compelling Characters


HarperCollins’ editor, Megan Ilnitzki, dives into some tips and tricks of fleshing our your characters and their arcs.


Saturday Nov. 6, 2021. 1 pm CST. Webinar  will be recorded.


Be sure to check out the critique opportunity with Megan Ilnitzki.




Megan Ilnitzki edits picture books through young adult titles, with an emphasis in middle grade. She is looking for character-driven picture books, commercial middle grade fantasy, and voice-driven contemporary middle grade and teen fiction. Across all age levels, she’s particularly drawn to joyful, magical, and inclusive stories from diverse voices. Her list includes books by M.O. Yuksel, Jason June, Rochelle Hassan, Jacquetta Nammar Feldman, Samantha Berger, Breanna Carzoo, George Jreije, and more. She also works on programs for Maurice Sendak and C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, and is part of the team for Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil series.