List of childrens book agent heres our list of 89 literary agents that currently accept submissions for childrens books. A few years ago i wrote a blog about the best childrens agents my most popular blog ever. I am passionate about childrens and young adult books. Oct 07, 2019 here are seven literary agents actively building their client lists. Read the agencys site for specific submission details and what each agent accepts not every agent at an agency accepts picture book art andor manuscripts.
In 2001 philippa milnessmith joined the agency from penguin children s books to create a children s and ya department. The type of books theyre looking for the type of books they read when theyre not working personal. If agents, scour agent lists the following sites are a good starting point to find children s book agents. These are 25 of the best young adult literary agents representing ya writers and ya authors, based on the number of significant book deals theyve reported for ya books. Writing children s books is the dream of many aspiring authors. Top children s literary agents 20162017 literary rambles.
Learn more about our agents, marcia wernick, linda pratt, and emily mitchell. Mar 06, 2018 written a picture book, a middle grade story, or a young adult book and looking for a traditional publisher. Interesting, when i did this in 20, the top 20 picture book agents had reported 171 sales. Elana roth parker is a literary agent with laura dail literary agency, inc ldla. I am passionate about negotiating the best deal possible. As long as people continue to have children, picture books will never go out of style. Top young adult literary agents ya 25 top ya book agents. Jun 25, 2019 writing children s books is the dream of many aspiring authors. Laurie abkemeier defiore and company, josh adams adams literary, and miriam altshuler miriam altshuler literary agency.
This list will be updated regularly with new agents added to the top. Id like to pay tribute to philip ardagh who first posted the question on facebook in 2015. Some of these agents are closed and are not open to unsolicited queries. Darley anderson children s book agency is open to and welcomes submissions and we consider everything that comes into the agency. It has seven imprints, including carolhoda books, ediciones lerner and twentyfirst century books. Top 25 agents highest childrens book sales april 2012. Mar 24, 2019 there are dozens of children s book publishers that do not require an agent, which means children s book authors generally find it easier to break into publishing than those who write adult fiction and nonfiction. Agents for childrens book writers and illustrators.
Here are 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing. Picture book agents the following is an alphabetical list of agents that accept picture books. Literary agents for childrens books 20192020 childrens book. This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series publishing biz publishing biz. This holds true for juveniles of all ages, from birth to young adult.
Because the agent is pretty much the most important person in a writers life. All work with reputable literary agencies with solid track records. In that regard, you can consider the following childrens book agents the top childrens literary agents. Join querytracker now free literary agents top 10 literary agents. Literary agent alerts are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. The names below are of the agents who had the most childrens book deals report to publishers marketplace by a publisher, agent, or author. Id like to pay tribute to philip ardagh who posted a question on f. Black literary agents african american book agents list.
Top childrens book publishing companies pen and the pad. I emailed 19 new literary agents seeking to build their client list, and got the inside dish from each of them. Though like authors many represent themselves, more work with agents known in this case as artist s representatives, and unpublished illustrators are able to become clients for agents though sometimes not without many mailings, portfolio dropoffs, and. Why do so many writers thank their agents first in the acknowledgements. Guide to literary agents 2020 is your goto resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher.
Nov 04, 2019 literary agents for childrens books 20192020 use our free list of literary agents to find childrens literary agents accepting submissions for fiction and nonfiction. Heres the list of top 20 childrens book agents 2015, starting with the years top closer. The best childrens book agents 2020 as recommended by their. Our team researched the 75 top children s book publishers in the world that currently accept submissions from authors with or without a literary agent. These agents are seeking children s literature, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult in all genres. According to publishers marketplace, these top 20 agents have together closed over 230 book deals this year 2015. Our team nancy miles, mandy suhr and victoria birkett are experienced children s publishing professionals with proven and indepth knowledge of the uk and international publishing business. Heres our full list of 89 literary agents that work with childrens books and are currently accepting manuscript submissions from authors like you.
Literary agents for childrens books 20192020 childrens. All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of august 2016 that they are actively seeking childrens picture book submissions now. Watson, little are a longestablished literary agency which handles a wide range of fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults and children. Mark malatesta is a former literary agent turned author coach. Youll need an excellent agent to get your book published. A literary agents advice to childrens and ya authors. Some represent picture books exclusively and some represent other genres. Literary agents for childrens books find all childrens book agents on our list of literary agents using the official directory of literary agents. Based in london, uk, law was founded in 1996 by literary agents mark lucas, julian alexander, and araminta whitley. Register now to get the most accurate and uptodate information for all christian literary agents for childrens book. List of literary agents 20192020 book agents looking. Picture book literary agents open to submissions writers digest. Literary agents for childrens books free book agents list. But most uk publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts so you will need to submit your work through an agent.
The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. Marks authors have gotten sixfigure book deals, been on the nyt bestseller list, and published with houses such as random. Just enter your first name and email address now in the form at the top of this webpage. Christian literary agents for childrens books register now for instant access. Each year or so, i do a post about the top literary agents and compare how many titles were sold. How to find a literary agent for your book jane friedman. For children s book illustrators the situation is definitely a little different. Bloomsbury children s books usa launched in 1998 by bloomsbury publishing plc, the original ukbased publisher of the harry potter books. Marks authors have gotten sixfigure book deals, been on the nyt bestseller. Heres our list of 89 literary agents that currently accept submissions for childrens books. May 12, 20 top 25 agents highest childrens book sales april 2012april 20 please note. Submissions are considered via literary agents only. She specializes in all things childrens publishing and aims to represent projects in the categories of juvenile fiction, childrens books, picture books middle grade, and young adult fiction.
Countless people work behind the scenes to bring each authors budding vision for a story to its fruition, from friends and family to the publishing houses distribution, but none is. A top kids book agent shares her best advice for children s and ya writers. Our free information includes new publishing agents and the best publishing agents at the top publishing agencies. Children s books can be in various genres, ranging from kid lit to fantasy to mystery, and aimed at different age levels, from board books for infants to easy readers for primary school children and to full novels for young adults up to 18 years old. Watson little a long established literary agency which. Even if you think you might need two agents, focus on selling one book or one project first. Every year, childrens books produce almost two billion dollars of revenue, and the market is only getting bigger each year. And it shows the best childrens literary agents for all childrens book genres such as young adult ya, middle grade mg, and picture books.
We highly recommend you read our full guide to finding a literary agent and make sure you do your research before writing a query letter or contacting any literary agents. This time, the top 20 agents are reporting 234 sales. Picture books, middle grade and ya monday, october 17, 2016 sell your manuscript permalink each year or so, i do a post about the top literary agents and compare how many titles were sold. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. The publishers may be independent, an imprint of a larger publisher, and may be currently operating or out of business. Apr 30, 2016 this is the most popular blog on my website and i update it every year with agents recommended by their writers. The miles stott children s literary agency was established in 2003. Apr 22, 2015 this is the first of three articles on current agents for childrens books. Aug 09, 2016 so with that in mind, im creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. The agency is famous for encouraging new writers and has an international reputation for talent spotting and doing great deals. Founded in new york city in 1981, it was the first literary agency to represent both childrens book authors and illustrators. Here s a list of the best children s literary agents in the uk. Are you looking for literary agents specializing in childrens books. May 28, 2019 literary agent alerts are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Dec 05, 2017 in most cases, the same agent can represent you for all the fiction you write. Literary agencies 20192020 finding a literary agent is easy using our list of book agents with all book agents looking for new writers. Thank you to all the childrens writers who responded to my 2016 call out. Trident media group literary agency literary agents in. Nov 26, 2015 here is a list of the top 20 most successful literary agents for childrens books.
Mark now helps authors of all genres fiction, nonfiction, and children s books get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company literary agent undercover and the bestselling author. It includes all literary agents for childrens literature including the best literary agents at the top literary agencies. Read our guidelines for submission including postal details and. Best literary agents 20192020 all genres top book agents. A second agent is typically needed only when the genres are far more different e. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 29th edition of gla includes. Discover the best children s books in best sellers. Oct 17, 2016 top childrens literary agents 20162017.68 563 173 1225 936 142 676 246 396 74 748 523 1660 320 427 1219 745 668 269 1281 937 551 868 1466 1278 1073 914 516 132 845 608 92 1147 722 538 845 538 664 872 810 377 1002 17 495 1 533