2 Markets and 2 Agents

4 Opportunities to Place Your Work.
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If you are looking for representation or a possible market for your work, here are two agents and two markets seeking work by/for young readers. First, the agents.

Michaela Whatnall 

With Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

Michaela is interested in children’s literature, from picture books up through middle grade and young adult novels and graphic novels.  She is also interested in nonfiction for both children and adults, especially narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, the creative arts, and lifestyle. 

Click through to see what to include in your query.

Amy Flynn 

With Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC.

Amy is interested in picture books, middle-grade, or YA fiction or non-fiction. To submit your work to Amy, send your query and the first 50 pages as a DOC or PDF file to amy@rpcontent.com

I am strongly considering both of these agents! Now on to the markets.

OUT THERE: Into the Queer New Yonder! 

Note: This call is for queer YA authors.

This anthology call is for speculative fiction about queer teen protagonists. Stories should be set in the future. Payment is $900 (US) plus a pro-rated share of any royalties received on the sale of the anthology. 

Deadline: March 1, 2021.

Muse Magazine

Muse is part of the Carus family of magazines. Each issues is themed and there are a variety on the schedule.

October 2021: SCIENCE OF FEAR

Organizing questions: When is fear normal, and when is it problematic? Why do we feel scared? 

Possible  topics: Evolutionary role of fear; Physiology and psychology of fear;  “Fun” kinds of fear, especially in entertainment and Halloween events;  Developmental stages: what’s scary when; Do animals get scared?; Passing  fears vs anxiety disorders, PTSD, phobias 

Queries by: February 15, 2021

November/December 2021: COLORS AND ART THERAPY

Organizing question: How can science help us see—and feel—colors in a new way? 

Possible  topics: Discovering the rainbow: Newton’s prisms; Ingredients of modern  vs historical art materials; Combining colors; Illusions and vision  tricks; How animals see color; Colorblindness; How colors affect  emotions; Therapeutic artmaking; Color’s role in various cultures and  rituals;  

Queries by: March 15, 2021

Good luck and let me know if you sign any contracts!