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Agents Specialising in Young Adult

7845 Colony Road
C4 #215
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
United States


  • Tracy Adams

Exclusively children's: from picture books to teenage novels (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Strictly no unsolicited submissions.

See website for guidelines.

Founded 2004.

Association of Authors' Representatives

PO Box 2000

Cotuit , MA 02635
United States


  • Alison Picard

Adult fiction and non-fiction, children's and young adult (15%). 

No short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays or sci-fi/fantasy. 

No reading fee. 

Founded 1985.

Alison Picard, Literary Agent website

1076 Eagle Drive

Salinas, California 93905
United States


  • Andrea Brown

Senior Agent

  • Laura Rennert

Associate Agents

  • Caryn Wiseman
  • Jennifer Jaeger
  • Michelle Andelman

Exclusively all kinds of children's books.

Represents both authors and illustrators.


520 East 84th Street
Apt 4L
New York, NY 10028
United States


  • Ann Tobias

Exclusively children's fiction and non-fiction: picture books, middle grade, young adult, young readers (home 15%, overseas 20%).

US authors only.

Ann Tobias, Literary Agent website

1342 18th Street

San Pedro, California 90732
United States


  • Ashley Grayson
  • Carolyn Grayson

Commercial fiction and literary fiction for adults and children. Handles foreign rights.

We are no longer considering new clients and do not consider submissions.

Clients include Bruce Coville, J.B. Cheany, David Lubar, Christopher Pike.

Established 1976.

Association of Authors' Agents

Ashley Grayson Literary Agency website

PO Box 41709

Los Angeles, California 90041
United States


  • Barbara Markowitz
  • Judith Rosenthal

Children's fiction, middle grade, young adult (11-15 year-olds), historical fiction (home 15%, overseas 15%).

Seeking contemporary and historical fiction 35,000-50,000 words for 8-11 and 11-15 year-olds. No fables, fantasy or fairytales; no illustrated books; no sci-fi.

Barbara Markowitz Literary Agency website

320 Seventh Avenue
PMB 266
Brooklyn, New York 11215
United States


  • Barry Goldblatt

Specialises in young adult and middle grade fiction, but also handles picture book writers and illustrators. No non-fiction.

Has a preference for quirky, offbeat work. Query only.

Association of Authors' Representatives

1105 - 320 Front St W

Toronto, Ontario M5V 3B6

Proprietors and Lead Agents:

  • Dean Cooke
  • Sally Harding
  • Martha Webb
  • Chris Bucci


We do not accept screenplay, stage play, poetry, or picture book queries. We are especially eager to read thrillers, horror, commercial suspense, speculative fiction, upmarket women's fiction, middle grade, YA, literary fiction, research-driven non-fiction, and narrative non-fiction.

Submission guidelines Please note that we do not accept submissions via email, mail, or fax. To query us, visit our website and submit via the submissions form:

A list of our active clients is available at

Founded in 2017.
647-788 4016

PO Box 790

Cedar Key, Florida 32625-0790
United States


  • Elizabeth O'Grady
  • Jeff Dwyer

Exclusively children's books (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Represents both authors and illustrators.

Small agency; not looking for new clients.


5750 Bou Avenue
Site 1508
N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852
United States


  • B. Linder

Specialises in educational texts for K-12 market (home 15%, overseas 25%).

No picture books or fiction.

Send query with sase, or send outline and one sample chapter by email or with sase for return of material.

Founded 1981.

2700 Woodlands Village
Suite 300-458
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-7127
United States

Children's books: fiction, non-fiction, picture books, middle grade, young adult (home 15%, overseas 20%).

No unsolicited queries or submissions; considers material only by referral or through personal contact such as at conferences.

Founded 1999.

Erin Murphy Literary Agency website

1155 South Washing Street
Suite 202
Naperville, Ilinois 60540-3300
United States


  • Jennifer Flannery

Specialises in children's and young adult, juvenile fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Send query letter by post in first instance.

Founded 1992.

Flannery Literary website

PO Box 60

Chappaqua, New York 10514
United States


  • Gina Maccoby

Specialises in children's books: fiction, non-fiction, picture books, MS/illustration packages for middle grade and young adult (home 10%, overseas 20%).

Association of Authors' Representatives

Gina Maccoby Literary Agency website

New York,
United States

Director / Contacts

  • Ali Albazaz (CEO)
  • Barbara Ivusic (Main agent for submissions)

We represent general and mainstream fiction. This includes, but is not limited to, romance, mystery, YA, sci-fi, and fantasy. We also accept submissions from authors, agents, and publishers who would like to self-publish an original title on eBook. We do not represent nonfiction titles.

Submission guidelines: Please e-mail a query letter which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique, and a synopsis of your novel to

Overseas associates: Rebecca Friedman of the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency, and Catherine Crawford, a New York City based publishing professional and author.

We represent:  Erin Swan, Lauren L. Garcia, Charlotte Reagan, Ryan Attard, Emily Ruben.

The agency was founded: 2016.

3419 Virginia Beach Blvd. #183

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
United States


  • Michelle Johnson, Founder/Literary Agent

Submission Guidelines:

We accept electronic submissions only. Please do not call the agency to query, or to inquire about querying. Do not use the postal service or any other snail mail service to mail your submissions.

To query, type “Query (Agent Name)” plus the title of your novel in the subject line, then please send the following pasted into the body of the e-mail to query(at)inklingsliterary(dot)com:

    A query letter that includes:

        The title, genre, and word count of your project.
        A brief blurb about the story.
        A brief bio including any publishing credits.
        The first 10 pages of your manuscript
        A brief synopsis (1-2 pages)

Your subject line should look like this (If you were querying Whitley and the name of your book is "One Thousand Ways to Drink Coffee"):

We will not open unsolicited attachments, so make sure you send all of the above pasted into the body of the email.

Our response time varies for queries, but the general response time is within 3 months for queries, and 4 months for manuscripts.

See for full details.

Overseas associates:
German and Scandinavian Sub Agent: Claudia Böhme Rights & Literary Agency

Hungarian Rights Sub Agent: Lex Copyright

Turkish Rights Sub Agent: AK©ALI AGENCY

Polish Rights Sub Agent: Book/lab Literary Agency

We represent: Sawyer Bennett, A. Meredith Walters, LS Hawker, Elliott James, Stacey Lynn, Anna Fields and more.

The agency was founded in January 2013.
(757) 340-1070
(904) 758-5440

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Young Adult
174 Sullivan Street

New York, 10012
United States


  • Tom Cushman
  • Tony Outhwait

Adult fiction, non-fiction and young adult.

No unsolicited MSS; query first.

Association of Authors' Representatives

350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2003
New York, 10001
United States


  • Anna Olswanger

Fiction and non-fiction for adults and children (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Promotes books of Jewish interest. Send query with email address, sase and first 5pp of MS.

Association of Authors' Representatives

42A Great Percy Street London
London, WC1X 9QR
United Kingdom


  • Madeleine Milburn

Reading fee yes

Who you represent

We represent Holly Bourne, Jenna Burtenshaw, Anne Cameron, Nuala Casey, C.J. Daugherty, Carrie Duffy, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, L.A. Jones, Victoria Fox, Emma Garcia, S.B. Hayes, Dave Lowe, Martel Maxwell, Lynda Page, J.J Salem, Cally Taylor, Anna-Lou Weatherley

The agency was founded in March 2012

AA member.
020 3602 6425
020 3602 6425

20 Bluewater Hills

Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States


  • Sidney B. Kramer,
  • Fran Pollak

Children's Fiction, non-fiction, picture books, middle grade and young adult books (home 15%, overseas 20%). Seeking well-written books of professional quality with continuity of character and story. Send query letter with sae or outline and 2 sample chapters by regular mail (no email). Send sase for return of material.

Founded 1974

Mews Books website

East Hook Farm
Lower Quay Road, Hook
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4LR
United Kingdom


  • Nancy Miles

Specialist in children's novelty books, picture books, fiction for 6-9 and 10-12 year-olds, teenage fiction and series fiction (from 10% home, 20% overseas).

Send covering letter, brief synopsis and 3 sample chapters. For picture books send complete text and/or copies of sample artwork (do not send original artwork).

No reading fee. No email submissions. Sae essential.

Founded 2003.

Miles Stott Literary Agency website
(01437) 890570
(01437) 890570

155 East 38th Street
Suite 2H
New York, 10016
United States


  • Holly M. McGhee
  • Emily van Beek
  • Samantha Cosentino

Exclusively children's book authors and artists (home 15%, overseas 25%), from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels.

Query with sase or by email.

Founded 1998.

PO Box 31-240
North Shore City, 0620
New Zealand


  • Ray Richards,
  • Elaine Blake
  • Judy Bartlam
  • Frances Plumpton

Full-length MSS, fiction, non-fiction, adult, juvenile, educational, academic books; films, TV, radio (home 15%, overseas 20%). Preliminary letter, synopsis with sae required. No reading fee. Co-agents in London and New York. 100 clients. Founded 1977. Children's fiction and non-fiction (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Handles picture books, junior and teenage fiction, film/TV tie-ins, non-fiction and reference; educational (primary). Also handles adult fiction and non-fiction, and film, TV and radio; approx. 50% of list is for the children's market. Concentrates on New Zealand authors. Send book proposal with an outline and biography. No reading fee.

Co-agents in London and New York.

Children's authors include Joy Cowley and Maurice Gee - the agency has approx. 50 on books.

Founded 1977.

Richards Literary Agency website
(649) 410-0209
(649) 410-0209

Estrada de São Bernardo, 296 1J 3810-174, Aveiro, Portugal
Aveiro, 3810-174,


  • Patricia Seibel

We represent:

1) in Brazil: Piccadilly Press (UK), Andersen Press (UK), NB Publishers (South Africa), Patakis (Greece), Livanis (Greece), Munhakdongne (Korea), Cappelen Damm (Norway), Kogan Page Ltd (UK), WAB (Poland), among other international publishers; 2) Overseas: Brazilian best-sellers and awarded winning titles including Agape, O x da questao, Os sete, Don Solidon, among others.

No reading fee.

Registered at: Flat D, 11 Florfield Passage, London, E8 1EB, United Kingdom

Mail to Portuguese address.
+351 234 382283

19 Parkway

Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9HD
United Kingdom

Directors / Contacts

  • Amber Caravéo
  • Joanna Moult

We represent the very best in Children’s and Young Adult fiction from first chapter books for 5+ years right up to crossover titles for teens/young adults. We do not represent picture books at this time. We are always looking for talented new authors.

Submission guidelines
Please send submissions by email only.
We require the full manuscript as a Word document and a separate one-page synopsis.
Our submissions guidelines can be found here,
Our submissions email address is

Founded: November 17th 2014

We are very new but have already signed four authors so far, Carol Reynolds, Emily Lowrey, Amy Wilson and Elizabeth Dunn.
020 8144 7440

306 Chase Court

Edgewater, New Jersey 07020
United States


  • Rosemary B. Stimola

Children's fiction and non-fiction, from preschool to young adult (home 15%, overseas 20%).

Association of Authors' Representatives

434 Lafayette Street

New York, NT 10003
United States


  • Scott Treimel

Exclusively children's books: middle grade, young adult novels and MS/illustration packages by artist/illustrator only. No picture book MSS (home 15-20%, overseas 20-25%).

Interested in seeing first chapter books, and middle-grade and teenage fiction.

No religious books. Send query letter with sase; no fax or email queries.

Founded 1995.

Association of Authors' Representatives

72 North State Road
Suite 501
Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510
United States


  • Steven Chudney

Children's books. Focuses particularly on picture books, middle-grade novels and teen fiction. No unsolicited submissions for non-fiction chapter books, middle-grade or teen novels.

Not interested in board books or lift-the-flap books; fables, folklore, or traditional fairytales; poetry or ‘mood pieces'; stories for ‘all ages'; or heavy-handed message-driven stories.

Looking for author/illustrators (one individual), who can both write and illustrate picture books. They must really know and understand the prime needs and wants of the child reader.

1 Pacio Court

Roseland, New Jersey 07068-1121
United States


  • Evan Marshall

We are actively seeking new clients. We accept submissions in all genres of adult and young-adult full-length fiction. We do not handle articles, children's books, essays, memoirs, nonfiction, novellas, poetry, screenplays, short stories, stage plays.

Submission guidelines

We are actively seeking new clients. Queries should be emailed to In the body of your email, please include: a query letter, the first three chapters of your novel, and a short synopsis of the entire novel.

Emails with attachments will be discarded.

Due to the volume of queries we receive, we regret that we are not able to respond to every query. If we are interested in reading more, we will respond within approximately two weeks.

We represent:

Elaine Barbieri, Tom Bernard, Barbara Block, Leigh Carman, Mary Carter, Nancy J. Cohen, Cheryl Crane, Isis Crawford, Colleen Faulkner, V. K. Forrest, Angie Fox, Judith E. French, Sarah Gray, Michael Griffo, Norah Hess, Dorothy Howell, Hannah Howell, Charlotte Hubbard, Katherine Irons, Alexandra Ivy, Vanessa Kelly, Rebecca Kertz, Naomi King, Sylvie Kurtz, Cathy Lamb, Heather C. Leigh, Laura Levine, Candace McCarthy, Melissa MacNeal, John Manchester, Lisa Manuel, Alyssa Maxwell, Emma Miller, Hunter Morgan, J. J. Murray, Constance O'Banyon, Charles O'Brien, Carlene O'Connor, Sharon Page, Deborah Raleigh, Robin Reardon, Farrah Rochon, Michael Salvatore, Deborah Simmons, Michele Sinclair, Bobbi Smith, Karen Rose Smith, Judith Stacy, V. K. Sykes, and others.

The agency was founded in 1987.

11308 Lapham Drive

Oakton , VA 22124
United States


  • Scott Treimel

Children's fiction from age 5 through to teen/young adult (USA/UK 15%, elsewhere 25%). 

Represents both US and UK authors. 

No picture books or non-fiction. 

No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Contact by email or snail mail. 

Founded 2008.

866 United Nation Plaza

New York, 10017
United States


  • Liza Pulitzer-Voges

Children's fiction and non-fiction for all ages from baby to young adult.

Represents authors and author/illustrators.

Send query letter, outline and sample plus sase.

Association of Authors' Representatives