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Agents and Markets Seeking Submissions–Children and YA Writers

on March 30, 2013

Market news for Children’s Writers:

Agent, Danielle Smith at Foreword Literary Agency is seeking picture books and chapter books.

Danielle is currently looking for picture books, early readers and chapter books with characters that embody the true essence of what it means to be a child. She’s not afraid to represent all that this encompasses whether it be vibrant joyous stories to darker and harder to tackle subjects such as bullying, loss and death. She would also love to find a great new MG novel and/or graphic novel author/illustrator with a flair for great humor that doesn’t involve devaluing others in order to be funny. More than anything she would love to represent authors who are passionate about getting children to love reading and are able to execute that in a way that both children and parents can love.

Submission guidelines here

To read more about Foreword Literary Agency read here. 

Foreword Literary Agency also accepts YA, romance, and other genres–find all their agents here.

Publisher, Poisoned Pencil Press is seeking YA Mystery

We publish only young adult mystery novels, 45,000 to 90,000 words in length. For our purposes, a young adult book is a book with a protagonist between the ages of 12 and 18.

We are looking for both traditional and cross-genre young adult mysteries (see below for exceptions). We encourage off-beat approaches and narrative choices that reflect the complexity and ambiguity of today’s world.

Read the rest of their guidelines and how to submit here.

2 responses to “Agents and Markets Seeking Submissions–Children and YA Writers

  1. Karen Troncale says:

    Thanks once more for great and timely information. It’s appreciated!

  2. You’re welcome! Good luck if submitting!

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