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Hen&ink is off to Bologna. Catch us if you can! Illustration (c) 2018 Miya Huang

Hen&ink is a 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 nearly 30 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.

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News from the Coop

To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

February 17, 2019

by Laura Gehl A member of two critique groups, The Coop’s Laura Gehl addresses the “non-question” about the value of … Continue reading To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February 4, 2019

Looking forward to reading your MG or YA work. One submission per person, please. (Note: Anything sent before or after … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Open Coop Day is Coming…

January 27, 2019

But first a story. Carmen Oliver and I met at the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles some eight years … Continue reading Open Coop Day is Coming…

Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

March 5, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

by Laura Gehl Part II of Laura Gehl’s incisive exploration of writers’ critique groups. To read Part I, please go here. You may have read Part … Continue reading To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

February 17, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

by Laura Gehl A member of two critique groups, The Coop’s Laura Gehl addresses the “non-question” about the value of … Continue reading To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February 4, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

Looking forward to reading your MG or YA work. One submission per person, please. (Note: Anything sent before or after … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Open Coop Day is Coming…

January 27, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

But first a story. Carmen Oliver and I met at the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles some eight years … Continue reading Open Coop Day is Coming…

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Looking for the Zone — An Illustrator’s Perspective by the Coop’s Amy Huntington

January 15, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

Just like writers, children’s book illustrators must consider the question, “How do we encourage readers to want to turn the page?” … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Looking for the Zone — An Illustrator’s Perspective by the Coop’s Amy Huntington