Nico Ore-Giron

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Meet Nico

Nicolás (Nico) Ore-Giron is an Assistant Editor at Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), where he is building a list of young adult, middle grade, graphic novels, and picture books. Some of the titles he has worked on include Newbery Honor Book Eagle Drums by Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson and National Book Award Winner A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat. Nico loves s’mores, Gossip Girl, Paramore, and his dog, Pickle. He is from Tucson, AZ and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Sessions + Events

Critiques + Reviews

  • Manuscript Critique - PB, Nonfiction PB, MG, YA
  • Pitch Package Critique
  • PB Dummy Review
  • Graphic Novel Pitch

Using Comps to Creatively and Successfully Position Your Book - Breakout

Saturday, Sept 21st 8:30 am - 9:30 am


A deep dive into comps and using them to successfully position your book within the marketplace. We will explore how different comps have the potential to change, hurt, or help positioning. And we will flex our creativity muscles by playing with and mixing unexpected comps. This is a workshop for those familiar and unfamiliar with comps—and for writers of all genres and formats!

Breaking down the High-Concept Picture Book - Breakout

Saturday, Sept 21st 2 pm - 3 pm


What is a hook-y, marketable picture book concept? And how the heck do you create one? In this workshop, we will break down what a "high-concept" picture book is through analysis of the current market. Writers will also have an opportunity to workshop picture book concepts and be a part of open, collaborative discussion about how their hooks might contribute to marketability.

Pitchers Anonymous

Results Posted: Saturday, Sept 21st 5:30 pm

Location TBA

Conference attendees are invited to submit to our pitch event and find out anonymously if any faculty have invited them to submit. Learn more.

Faculty Q&A Panel

Sunday, Sept 22nd 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Knox Auditorium

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Hosted by SCBWI Carolinas