Kelly Dyksterhouse at Raven Quill Literary Agency
Thank you for considering Raven Quill Literary Agency for your work. To submit a query to Kelly Dyksterhouse, please fill out the form below. Novelists, please query only one book at a time. For picture book authors, please include the full text of one project, but feel free to indicate if you have more manuscripts available. Authors and artists from underrepresented groups are invited to make a note in the referral box.
A quick note about what I am acquiring:
PB's with strong narrative arcs, surprise or subversive endings that make me laugh or lyrical texts that have a classic feel. NF about little known historical figures or that focuses on the natural world.
MG featuring ensemble cases, unlikely heroes, surprise friendships and complicated, yet hopeful family dynamics. High-concept, fast-paced adventure books with a commercial hook, as well as literary works with lush, lyrical writing. And I love all things spooky. I am particularly interested in books written by and featuring underrepresented voices in ways that showcase kids being kids.
YA speculative fiction that is layered, has a distinct voice, and is grounded in a universal emotional desire and theme. Literary works with a commercial hook and genre mash-ups. I'm especially drawn to vivid and immersive settings and would love a smart, funny heist and a moving novel in verse. As with all age groups, representation matters, and I am particularly keen to showcase underrepresented voices.
Thanks for thinking of me for your work! I am looking forward to reading it.
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