1) Stephen Barbara
Agency: Inkwell Management – Top book
genre: Children’s Books: Young Adult Fiction
Stephen is always drawn to compelling
stories that marry quality writing to bold, imaginative concepts.
Email: submissions [at] inkwellmanagement
2) Daniel Lazar
Agency: Writers House – Top book genre:
Children’s Books: Middle Grade Fiction
Daniel is on the lookout for distinct
fiction and great, lively non-fiction. He represents adult and children's books
and focuses mainly on middle grade and YA. He loves stories that introduce him to
new worlds -- or recreate ones he may already know. He especially loves
historical fiction. For non-fiction, he enjoys history, memoirs, narrative
non-fiction, all stripes and studies of pop-culture, and gifty books that make him
smile. He’s a huge fan of graphic novels and memoirs, and is excited to hear
from cartoonists of all backgrounds; illustrated or photography books are a
specialty. He’s intrigued by any book with unique views on parenting and family
Email: dlazar [at] WritersHouse [dot] com
3) Holly McGhee
Agency: Pippin Properties – Top book
genre: Children’s Books: Picture book
Holly McGhee only accepts exclusive queries
and requires four weeks to consider.
Holly is dedicated to shepherding books
that make a difference into the world.
Please check her website but email:
ExclusivetoHolly [at] pippinproperties [dot]
4) Kristin Nelson
Agency: Nelson Literary Agency –
Top book genre: Children’s Books: Young Adult Fiction
Kristin is currently closed to
submissions but check her website often to see if things change.
Her #MSWL includes:
Young adult novels that pack a serious or a
delightful emotional punch delivered in a contemporary setting, #ownvoices, or
in a past, future, or imagined world.
Middle grade novels full of heart, magical
worlds, girl power, boy adventure, #ownvoices, brains over brawn.
5) Laura Rennert
Agency: Andrea Brown Literary Agency
– Top book genre: Children’s Books: Young Adult Fiction
Laura gravitates toward gorgeously written, weirdly
idiosyncratic, and refreshingly unexpected. The common threads in the projects
Laura represents are conflicted, dynamic characters; a fresh, strong voice; an
unusual point of view; and vivid world-building. She loves reimagined literary
traditions that are captivatingly new. She loves books that play with
commercial tropes, with surprising emotional depth.
Email: ljrennert [at] mac [dot] com