January 23, 2014
The Horn Book, the premier journal of children’s literature, will be moving its editorial offices to the Simmons campus in April, leasing space in the One Palace Road building. The move will provide an even stronger connection between The Horn Book and Simmons’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL), with the potential for increased opportunities for students.
“This move is a particularly exciting one for the graduate programs in children's literature and for the work of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature," said Cathie Mercier, director of the CSCL. "I am excited about welcoming our good friends from The Horn Book as our neighbors.”
Currently located in the Sullivan Square area of Somerville, The Horn Book has a long history with Simmons. Its founder was Simmons alumna Bertha Mahoney Miller (1902) and the Simmons Archives hold The Horn Book editorial papers. The CSCL has also co-hosted the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and Colloquium for the past several years, and Horn Book Editor Roger Sutton has been an adjunct faculty member in the Children’s Literature graduate programs.