One Writer’s Journey

February 19, 2015

Agents Looking for Clients

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Call for SubmissionsYes, I’m looking at agents and here are three who caught my attention.

Sean McCarthy, who has his own agency, wants to see:

  • humorous MG and YA but necessarilly zany or slapstick
  • multifacted YA characters
  • MG mysteries and adventure that are boy friendly
  • picture books with great characters, off-beat humor and clever endings

I was especially pleased to see that recent sales for his agency include No Fits Nelson.


Linda Epstein, associate agents at Jennifer deChiara, wants:

  • Funny, quirky picture books.  Only pitch one but don’t approach her until you have more than one to sell.
  • Middle grade that is character driven but has a lot of action.
  • Young adult with real teenage characters but not issue stories that are only about the issue.

Here is a blog post with tons of specifics.


Sally Apokedak at Leslie H. Slobbe Literary Agency.

  • Picture books with quirky, fun, characters.  Make it a great read aloud. Conflict and character growth a plus.
  • Funny, boy oriented middle grades.  Loves fantasy but wants strong voice in any genre.
  • YA fantasy a favorite.  Also loves dystopian, fairy tales, and mysteries.
  • Nonfiction for all ages with topics ranging from devotionals to science to biography.

Don’t see anyone here that fits your needs?  Here is a list of ten different agents all looking for clients.  I don’t think they all represent children’s or young adult literature but there are several agents that I haven’t discussed here. Before submitting to any agent, google them.  Read all you can find about them.  Look for the best possible fit both in terms of what you write and what you want the agent to do for you.

And, as always, good luck!



October 7, 2009

Wednesday: Stone Arch Call for Writers

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 3:10 am
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I hope that at least some of you make a point of reading the blogs of various publishers and editors.   I know, I know.  You only have so much time in your work day and you are trying to make a living at this.  Which is precisely why you should give these blogs a look.
Just over a week ago, Stone Arch Books put out a call for writers for a new middle grade fiction project.   Stone Arch Books doesn’t generally purchase manuscripts from writers.  Instead, they ask for a resume and samples of your work and then fit writers into ongoing or new series based on the writer’s background and writing.
I found out that they were looking for people NOW because I read their blog.
Some of the other blogs by editors and publishers that I read are:
Brooklyn Arden by editor Cheryl Klein
Carolrhoda Books Blog
WOW! Women on Writing
Which ones do you read?

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