Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog


March 17, 2015 by J.M. Lee

About Hen&ink

Hen&ink is a boutique literary studio that aims to work in the traditional publishing arena, but also to encourage and develop work across cultural borders, genres, and media.

Hen&ink founder, Erzsi Deàk, brings her many years of experience on the international stage, connecting individuals and companies with those around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself. She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.

With her growing list of prize-winning writers & illustrators, and new voices from around the world, Erzsi Deàk meets often with publishers in the US and UK and aggressively markets domestic and foreign rights, attending the Bologna, London, and Frankfurt rights fairs.

Erzsi is also a writer. Her picture book, PUMPKIN TIME!, is illustrated by Doug Cushman and published by Sourcebooks; it is a Scholastic Clubs book. Erzsi’s book, PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS, co-edited with Kristin Litchman and featuring stories by April Halprin Wayland, Linda Sue Park, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Dian Curtis Regan, Rita Williams-Garcia, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Uma Krishnaswami, Johanna Hurwitz, Jane Kurtz, and Bobbi Katz, was a Bank Street pick.

Starting the French chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) in 1995, Erzsi eventually ran the international arm of the SCBWI for nearly ten years, developing and mentoring writers, illustrators and publishing programs in 28 countries. She founded and organized the SCBWI Bologna Conference and was awarded the SCBWI Member of the Year in 1999 and 2008. In 2009, she began working with La Martinière Groupe in France, acquiring approximately 40 titles a year for their Le Seuil and La Martinière Jeunesse imprints. Erzsi edits the SCBWI BULLETIN international page, “Here, There & Everywhere.”

Erzsi speaks regularly to adults and to kids. Please contact The Booking Biz to organize a presentation. 

For more information about submitting to Hen&ink Literary, please see our Submissions page.