If you are at that point in your career where you are thinking about finding an agent, here are several who are in the market for your writing.
Linda Camacho with the Prospect Agency is looking for middle grade and and young adult fiction in all areas. She is listed as interested in both picture books and narrative nonfiction. Yeah, I’m thinking this is someone I need to consider.
Lydia Blyfield of the Carol Mann Agency is on the prowl for both YA and middle grade. In MG, she wants diversity and smart approaches to difficult topics such as the work of Cynthia Kadohata. In YA, she wants a strong hook and modern themes. One of her favorites is Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reason’s Why. She also likes crossovers like Ransom Rigg’s Miss Perigrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Read her bio page on the agency site and you’ll see that she likes people who challenge how we look at the world. I like that but she doesn’t represent picture books.
Rebecca Stead of The Book Group is interested in “progressive forms, diverse voices, and open-hearted fiction for children, young adults, and adults.” Yeah. I’m not 100% certain what that means but there you go.
Whitley Abell of the Inklings Literary Agency is taking queries for young aduld and middle grade novels ranging from contemporary to historical and realistic or supernatural. She caught my eye because she is located in St. Louis, but sadly doesn’t take picture books.
Who ar the agents you are considering?