Sharyn November is an American editor of books for children and teenagers. She is Senior Editor for Viking Children's Books and Editorial Director of Firebird Books, which is a mainly paperback (reprint) imprint publishing fantasy and science fiction for teenagers and adults. Her many authors have included the late Lloyd Alexander (who was also her godfather), Laurie Halse Anderson, John Barnes, T.C. Boyle, Andrew Chaikin, Pamela Dean, Charles de Lint, Sarah Dessen, Carol Emshwiller, Nancy Farmer, Alison Goodman, Hiromi Goto, Elizabeth Hand, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Diana Wynne Jones, Graham Joyce, Susan Juby, Patrice Kindl, Ellen Klages, Nancy Kress, Kelly Link, Pat Murphy, Nnedi Okorafor, Meredith Ann Pierce, Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sharon Shinn, Megan Whalen Turner, Elizabeth Wein, and the editorial team of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.
She is one of the few children's book editors who works directly with teenagers; their love of speculative fiction was the seed of her founding Firebird Books, which launched in January 2002.
She was named a 2004 and 2005 World Fantasy Award Finalist in the Professional category—in 2004 for Firebird Books, in 2005 for editing. Firebirds Rising was a 2007 Finalist in the Anthology category.
- Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy (editor) (2006) (includes Francesca Lia Block, Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Charles de Lint, Carol Emshwiller, Alan Dean Foster, Alison Goodman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Diana Wynne Jones, Ellen Klages, Tanith Lee, Kelly Link, Patricia A. McKillip, Sharon Shinn, Tamora Pierce)
- Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction (editor) (March 2009) (includes Christopher Barzak, Clare Bell, Kara Dalkey, Candas Jane Dorsey, Mike Dringenberg, Carol Emshwiller, Nancy Farmer, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Ellen Klages, Margo Lanagan, Louise Marley, Nick O'Donohoe, Chris Roberson, Sherwood Smith, Nancy Springer, Jo Walton, Elizabeth Wein, Laurel Winter, Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, Marly Youmans)