North American Science Fiction Convention 2019 (NASFiC)
Guest of Honor - Susan Chang
Susan Chang is a Senior Editor at Tor Books. She acquires and edits books for the Starscape middle grade and Tor Teen young adult imprints. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, she began her publishing career at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she worked for nine years before moving on to shorter stints at Hyperion Books for Children and Parachute Publishing, a book packager. In January 2004, Susan got her dream job at Tor Books as acquiring editor for the Starscape and Tor Teen imprints.
Susan acquires chapter books, middle grade, and young adult fiction. She does not acquire picture books, new adult, or adult books. Like many editors, she has eclectic tastes, and is open to be queried about anything and everything, not limited to science fiction and fantasy. For chapter books she is looking for high concept books or series with an educational hook; for middle grade, action and high-stakes adventure; and in young adult, stories that are thought-provoking and emotionally truthful. If you are interested in submitting to her, please follow Tor’s submission guidelines, which can be found here: https://us.macmillan.com/torforge/about/faq/
Over the course of her career, Susan has worked with many acclaimed authors, including Alan Gratz, David Lubar, Sarah Porter, Brandon Sanderson, Bill Willingham, and Jane Yolen, among others. In her previous positions, she assisted on books by Garth Nix and managed a backlist repackaging program for Diana Wynne Jones.