Agency is often times a term used in either philosophy and sociology, however it can be used in a literature sense as well. An honest novel full of clear images, built up of sensitive prose, a precise look on the self, the world, our time and motherhood. Find literary agents looking for childrens books, middle grade and ya books. Our strength lies in our ability to match authors with ideas and to connect them with the best possible publisher for their book. It provides tips about how to find a literary agent for childrens. Bookstop literary agency is dedicated to promoting authors and illustrators of childrens and young adult books. Our literary agents specialise in bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, womens, chicklit, accessible literary, comedy, childrens and ya fiction. Congratulations to kwame alexander for being awarded the 2015 newbery medal on his debut mg novel, the crossover, which was also named a coretta scott king author honor book. Jeff hermans guide to book publishers, editors, and literary agents. Storm literary agency is pleased to partner with a development executive and independent producer with extensive experience identifying, developing, and packaging winning stories. The child is a novel about love and the will to live with others, and its a fresh update of a primordial female motive.
February 24, 2019 by katrina kwan leave a comment literary agents specializing in childrens books. Abi is a voracious reader with an ma in professional writing who edits with a firm but gentle hand. Watson little a long established literary agency which. Our literary agent lists have information about both new and established author representatives. Our particular areas of interest are fiction and all types of childrens books. Book ends literary agency vivian kirkfield writer for. Eastwest literary agency ew is, purposely, a boutique agency, to facilitate handson, personalized service and attention to our authors and their books.
After handling international rights for emma sweeney agency and folio literary management, i joined the friedrich agency at the end of 2019. Learn more about our agents, marcia wernick, linda pratt, and emily mitchell. Alyssa eisner henkin trident media group literary agency. We are a top uk based literary agency representing a broad range of childrens and young peoples books and illustrators. Literary agents association of canadian publishers. Tracy marchini is a literary agent at bookends literary, representing fiction, nonfiction and illustration for children and teens. Looking for anything from chapter book to young adult. Since that time, the agency has represented authors and illustrators recognized by almost every prestigious award in childrens book publishing, including the newbery. Adams literary is a place where authors, artists, editors and publishers come together to create outstanding books for the most important audience. Madeleine milburn literary agency brings in mentorship.
Send the full manuscript with one page synopsis and covering email. Also updated every year, this is targeted toward writers and widely available from booksellers. The year 2007 saw her become a director at david higham associates. Aug 05, 2017 tracy marchini is a literary agent at bookends literary, representing fiction, nonfiction and illustration for children and teens. These agents are seeking childrens literature, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult in all genres. What agency means, is essentially the freedom and capacity to live or. Bookstop sells quality picture books, fiction, nonfiction and illustrations to major childrens book publishers in. Our portofolio of awardwinning authors and illustrators has grown slowly and. For example, you can use the list to find literary agencies and publishing agents in nyc, literary agencies and book agents in california, and more. List of literary agents 20202021 book agents looking. The caroline sheldon literary agency is one of the uks leading literary agencies. Darley anderson literary agency, london and uk literary, tv.
Skomsvolds prose is light, serious, heartfelt, vulnerable and poetic, and thereby she manages to touch us in the most profound. List of literary agents 20202021 book agents looking for. Following these guidelines will ensure you give us everything we need to consider your work in the most advantageous way. What is the definition of the word agency in literature. A literary agents advice to childrens and ya authors. With an international network of professional contacts talent agents, studio executives, book agents, screenwriters, directors, authors, independent producers and. Skylark literary submission guidelines for childrens books. The literary agents list includes agents and literary agencies that represent poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, plus details about the kind of books theyre interested in representing, their clients, and the best way to contact them. His debut, killing floor, won both the anthony and the barry award for best first mystery. Our goal is to help find homes for books that engage, entertain, and make a difference. One of the first cautions most publishing professionals give, though, is that the childrens book market is quite different than the adult book market. Heres our full list of 89 literary agents that work with childrens books and are currently accepting manuscript submissions from authors like you. Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting.
A child forever is a captivating novel about a bohemian and catholic family of actors and writers through four generations, about tragedy passed on from one generation to the next, and about being the one who has taken it on herself to avoid the next disaster. Veronique baxter is a literary agent at the renowned david higham associates, which started in 1935 and is known for its personal approach, and practical information, advice and guidance it provides to its clients. Until leaving to become a childrens literary agent and set up skylark literary, amber was the editorial director at orion childrens books where she was privileged to work with some of the best authors in childrens and ya fiction, including liz kessler, caroline lawrence, emily murdoch and holly black. Since opening its doors in 1999, bookends literary agency has never strayed from our original goal. Ew provides career management for established and firsttime authors and our breadth of experience in many genres enables us to meet the demands of a diverse clientele. As a denverbased agency, we pride ourselves on being exceptional yet just a little bit different. The book club murders leslie nagel the antique house murders leslie nagel the advice column murders leslie nagel the codebook murders leslie nagel losing the light andrea dunlop broken bay andrea dunlop she regrets nothing andrea dunlop we came here to. We work closely with our clients and their books to guide them in their careers and their work with publishers. A comprehensive industry reference book, updated every year, usually found in, or accessed from, your local public library. The miles stott childrens literary agency was established in 2003. Uk literary agents for childrens books lou treleaven. Please send a query letter, including a brief biography, a synopsis and the first three chapters with a sae. The agency is famous for encouraging new writers and has an international reputation for talent spotting and doing great deals.
Literary agents writing for kids while raising them. I think it comes as a comfort to many of my clients that im not leaving the literary agency, nor book publishing anytime soon. Darley anderson literary agency, london and uk literary. Lindsay literary agency was founded in 2008 and has a special interest in childrens books, from picture books through middle grade and up to young adult we represent a wide range of awardwinning authors who have been translated across the world. All work with reputable literary agencies with solid track records. List of literary agents 20202021 use our free lists of book agents in our literary agencies database for all book agents near me searches. Middle grade literary agents open to submissions writer. Melissa richeson recently moved into the role of associate agent at apokedak literary agency, where she is building her list of childrens book. The barbara bauer literary agency of matawan, nj, has sold an awesome picture book to new horizon press called cassandra gets her smile back by sherri alpert, dds.
Feisty picture book protagonists, whether real or imagined, tend to intrigue. It then reveals the most powerful literary agencies and agents for kids book authors. Lee child is the creator of the international bestselling, awardwinning 23 book series of novels about jack reacher. Look around our site and discover just what we mean. Adams literary is a fullservice, boutique literary agency exclusively representing childrens and young adult authors and artists. The darley anderson literary, tv and film agency was founded by darley anderson in 1988 and is based in london, with an office in hay on wye. Sold nyt bestselling author of bird box josh malerman s spin a black yarn, an original short story collection, as well as reprint rights to the novella collection goblin, originally published as a special edition novel on this the day of the pig, and the novella a house at the bottom of a lake already optioned for major motion picture, to. Our team nancy miles, mandy suhr and victoria birkett are experienced childrens publishing professionals with proven and indepth knowledge of the uk and international publishing business. About us, east west literary agency, book publishing. As always, be sure to do your own research before submitting to any agent. Phil has spent 25 years at the literary coalface, supporting elite childrens book writers such as michael morpurgo, judith kerr and lauren child as their literary pr. Here the child is a force which keeps the artist on track nrk radio a wonderful, balanced book about the love between mother and child.
Alyssa is seeking emerging authors and illustrators in all genres. Whether the writer writes literary fiction, young adult, mg, upmarket, genre fiction or some blend of each, whether the author is seeking an agent for fiction or nonfiction, for novels or memoirs, short stories, essays, biographies. Unlike many people who choose book publishing as somewhat of an accidental profession, it was always expected of me that i would one day work at trident media group, a familyowned and operated literary agency. As you begin your hunt for a literary agent, remember. We are hands on agents that supports an author from the beginning stages of their. Featured below are some of the fiction titles represented by the p. Jun 25, 2019 one of the first cautions most publishing professionals give, though, is that the childrens book market is quite different than the adult book market. Lee child represented by darley anderson literary agency. Representing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children alike, bookends agents continue to live their dreams while helping authors achieve theirs. The below list of 19 new literary agents aims to facilitate a conversation between agents and potential clients.
Literary agents for childrens books 20202021 childrens book. Jul 17, 2019 melissa richeson recently moved into the role of associate agent at apokedak literary agency, where she is building her list of childrens book authors. Sheldon fogelman agency specializing in childrens book. Literary fiction novels and fulllength short story collections and literarycreative nonfiction including literary memoirs, booklength essays and essay collections, social or cultural criticism, literary journalism, nature and environment writing, travel writing, and food narratives. Ill be adding more agents here as im able, so its a good place to check back. Veronique joined this literary agency in london in 1999, following the completion of a bristol university degree in law. The madeleine milburn literary agency is launching a sixmonth mentorship programme for aspiring authors. We are hands on agents that supports an author from the beginning stages of their book all the way to and through the publication process. Darley anderson childrens book agency london and uk. We want to work with authors not just for a book but for a career we are dedicated to building longterm relationships with our authors and publishing partners. Im always intrigued by literary fiction that has a playful disregard for the rules of a novel, like speedboat by renata adler, and i admire authors with a dark bent iain reid and an offbeat sense of humor jen beagin. Our agencys mission is to help writers achieve their publishing dreams. Melissa richeson recently moved into the role of associate agent at apokedak literary agency, where she is building her list of childrens book authors.
Skylark literary submission guidelines for childrens. Picture book literary agents open to submissions writers digest. Our team nancy miles, mandy suhr and victoria birkett are experienced childrens publishing professionals with proven and indepth knowledge of the uk and. Literary fiction novels and fulllength short story collections and literary creative nonfiction including literary memoirs, book length essays and essay collections, social or cultural criticism, literary journalism, nature and environment writing, travel writing, and food narratives. For older readers, she wants everything from prose and verse novels brimming with underdogs, social justice, mysteries, humor, regional and ethnic flavors to intrepid genrebending nonfiction, memoir. In 1975, sheldon fogelman made the transition from attorney to agent to the growing number of childrens book authors and illustrators seeking his advice on literary matters. Please note that we are not currently considering submissions from writers or illustrators based in the us. She is looking for childrens fiction and nonfiction literature involving historical figures or events. However, our list will always be open to new authors, whether they are unpublished or midcareer. Melissa joined ala in the spring of 2018 as an intern, which allowed her to learn the nuances of childrens book publishing firsthand before being promoted into her current role. Watson, little are a longestablished literary agency which handles a wide range of fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults and children. View bios, bibliographies, and artwork from our talented clients.1092 1540 79 841 667 209 1072 618 30 1375 662 911 512 732 771 869 1044 834 255 441 1330 978 23 1393 423 377 1601 959 25 5 1295 588 921 1357 1013 937 98 791 467 1111 1036 1373 152