Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Biography / Children's / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / Horror / Humor / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Nonfiction / Picture Books / Pop Culture / Science / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency

(Cross-posted with permission from BrooksSherman.com.) I believe I’m primarily known as an agent who works on picture books and middle grade and young adult fiction. It might surprise some of you to know that I work in adult fiction and nonfiction as well, and I’m actively looking to expand my list in those categories. Now, … Continue reading

Katherine Harrison, Knopf BFYR/Penguin Random House
Children's / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Young Adult

Katherine Harrison, Knopf BFYR/Penguin Random House

I’m seeking literary, character-driven middle grade and YA, plus the occasional picture book. It’s no exaggeration to say that voice has been the deciding factor in 100% of my acquisitions. Here are a few things I’m looking for specifically: Humor (whether it’s a quirky MG romp or a sad YA contemporary that brings levity to … Continue reading

Danielle Smith, Red Fox Literary
Children's / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Young Adult

Danielle Smith, Red Fox Literary

At the top of my MSWL is a great YA thriller in the vein of AU REVOIR CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber or something gritty like FRIDAY NEVER LEAVING by  Vikki Wakefield. I’m a huge reader of authors like Brenna Yovanoff, Holly Black and Jonathan Mayberry and would love a YA in a similar style. … Continue reading

Joni Sussman at Kar-ben Publishing
Children's / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books

Joni Sussman at Kar-ben Publishing

Kar-Ben seeks Jewish-themed children’s manuscripts between 850 and 1000 words. Topics may be fiction or non-fiction, having to do with Jewish holidays, Jewish history, life in Israel (non-political), folktales, bible stories and/or Jewish life cycle events. Manuscripts may be submitted to editorial@karben.com. Submission guidelines atwww.karben.com. Continue reading

Christopher Hernandez, HarperCollins Children’s
Adult Fiction / Children's / Fantasy / LGBTQ / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Christopher Hernandez, HarperCollins Children’s

I’m looking for children’s books for all ages and most genres. I like well-crafted mysteries (for MG think The Westing Game or books by Rebecca Stead, for YA think Veronica Mars). Other middle grade books I’m looking for include: stories that blur the line between fantasy and reality (like the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Wildwood trilogy, … Continue reading

Georgia McBride for Swoon Romance, Month 9, and Tantrum
Adult Fiction / Children's / Fantasy / Horror / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Picture Books / Romance / Science Fiction / Suspense / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Georgia McBride for Swoon Romance, Month 9, and Tantrum

Georgia McBride, acquiring for Swoon Romance Seeking deeply romantic, emotive, and evocative YA, NA, and adult stories with rich and layered plots, featuring everyday people swept up in extraordinary and life-altering situations in which they find love. Contemporary only, please. Humor welcome. Georgia McBride, acquiring for Month9Books  and Tantrum Books Seeking deeply emotive and evocative … Continue reading

Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency
Children's / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Young Adult

Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency

In middle-grade and YA, I’m looking for something that makes me laugh out loud, I’m a sucker for bittersweet, and I can’t resist a character that comes to understand how perfectly imperfect the world is. I want a book to stay with me long after I finish reading, and I’m looking for powerful, original writing. … Continue reading