I started this list in early July 2016 as part of the article How to Find a Literary Agent for Children’s Picture Books.

Started as a list of about 30 literary agents that represent authors who write picture books, but within a couple of weeks got a strong feeling (rejection, rejection, rejection…) the list of agents we’ll be submitting to is going to grow, so made sense to give it it’s own easier to navigate webpage.

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Literary Agents Who Represent Children’s Picture Books

Here’s the quick list of agents, click an agent link to jump to a list of relevant links (their Literary Agencies website, Agent Query page, Query Tracker page, Publishers Marketplace page) etc… for that agent.

Picture Book Literary Agents Quick List

Here’s my current literary agent short list in alphabetical order of literary agents that represent picture book authors.

Literary agents change their focus from time to time, always check what they are looking for at the time you plan to submit. Not all of these will be open to submissions all the time, see the comment Literary Agents Submission Status below to see this list of agents submission status.

Literary Agents Who Represent Picture Books Research

All links below open in a new window. You’ll see links to Twitter feeds and personal Facebook pages, some literary agents will follow/friend you back. Plenty have reciprocated a Twitter follow and a Facebook friend request from me (my Twitter Feed and Personal Facebook Page). I wouldn’t recommend trying to pitch them that way!

I find it encouraging to see agents, publishers and authors posting about their successes, a very good way to keep track of what’s going to be published soon and by whom. Also there’s the potentially to network with those in your industry, setup critique groups etc…, but don’t try to sell them anything direct, like your book, those direct messages are annoying: don’t burn bridges!

If you are an agent, publisher, author, illustrator or similar (nice to see what librarians and teachers are up to) feel free to follow/friend me, I follow those in the same industry back.

Key

  • ?? I’ve queried them, waiting for response
  • !! I’ve queried them, response was no
  • — Not querying at this time after detailed research
  • ## Still to fully research and query
  • ### Still to fully research and query AND have to wait for another agent from the same agency to respond
  • :( Want to query, but closed to submissions

?? Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties: represents children’s picture book authors.

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## Isabel Atherton of Creative Authors: represents children’s picture book authors.

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!! Stephen Barr of Writers House: represents children’s picture book authors. Response time (form rejection) for my query was about one day.

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?? Emily Van Beek of Folio Literary Management: represents children’s picture book authors- author/illustrators only.

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Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary: represents children’s picture book authors. Please note that Stefanie is not accepting rhyming picture book manuscript submissions. (July 2016 http://www.fullcircleliterary.com/our-agents/stefanie-von-borstel/)

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## Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates: represents children’s picture book authors, author/illustrators only.

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:( Jamie Weiss Chilton of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: She is not currently accepting queries http://www.andreabrownlit.com/agents.html.

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?? Elena Giovinazzo (previous name: Elena Mechlin) of Pippin Properties: represents children’s picture book authors.

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:( Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: Unfortunately, all Red Fox Literary agents are closed to unsolicited submissions and will only be considering submissions through industry referrals or through conferences at which they present http://www.redfoxliterary.com/submissions.html.

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## Kirsten Hall of Catbird Productions: represents children’s picture book authors.

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!! Elizabeth Harding of Curtis Brown: represents children’s picture book authors.

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!! Teresa Kietlinski of Bookmark Literary: represents children’s picture book authors. Response time for my query was six days.

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## Lori Kilkelly of Rodeen Literary Management: represents children’s picture book authors.

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Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: “At the moment I am only seeking Middle Grade and YA fiction” (http://www.jenniferlaughran.com/ July 2016).

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!! Steven Malk of Writers House: represents children’s picture book authors. Response time (form rejection possibly with minor customization) for my query was less than one day.

See my query letter to Steven Malk : wasn’t a very good query letter, was way too long, part of it was written from the perspective of a character in the book.

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?? Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties: represents children’s picture book authors.

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:( Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: EMLA is closed to unsolicited queries or submissions http://emliterary.com/contact.php.

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## Edward Necarsulmer of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, Inc.: represents children’s picture book authors.

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## Lori Nowicki of Painted Words: represents children’s picture book authors.

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!! Anna Olswanger of Olswanger Literary: represents children’s picture book authors, author/illustrators only. Response time (form rejection) for my query was a few hours.

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:( Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: EMLA is closed to unsolicited queries or submissions http://emliterary.com/contact.php.

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!! Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: Rubin Pfeffer is currently accepting submissions through referral only http://www.rpcontent.com/#!submissions/c1ifn.

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:( Alexandra Penfold of Upstart Crow Literary: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: Alexandra is NOT currently accepting submissions – http://www.upstartcrowliterary.com/agent/alexandra-penfold/.

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?? Paul Rodeen of Rodeen Literary Management: represents children’s picture book authors- author/illustrators only.

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### Jennifer Rofé of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors.

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### Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors.

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:( Abigail Samoun of Red Fox Literary: represents children’s picture book authors. August 2016: Unfortunately, all Red Fox Literary agents are closed to unsolicited submissions and will only be considering submissions through industry referrals or through conferences at which they present http://www.redfoxliterary.com/submissions.html.

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!! Rebecca Sherman of Writers House: represents children’s picture book authors, but author/illustrators only. Response time (form rejection from assistant) for my query was twelve days.

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### Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors.

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!! Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio: represents children’s picture book authors. Response time: 4 days.

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?? Caryn Wiseman of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: represents children’s picture book authors.

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Note: publishersmarketplace.com is a premium service, I’ve only linked to that website if the agent is listed in the free version.

Note 2: Some literary agencies like Writers House and Andrea Brown Literary Agency expect you to query one agent (from their agency) at a time. I’m giving each agent six weeks before querying the next agent from the same agency, so could take 6+ months to query all agents within one agency if they don’t respond quickly.

David Law

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