Open to Kid Lit Queries

Open from Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m. CST until Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

I'm a new Assistant Literary Agent but have been writing for ten years. I've been in your place with seeking representation and submission to editors so I understand your wish to be represented. However, I'm limiting the number of authors I represent due to life, which makes me very picky. My passing on your manuscript is no reflection of your writing. For lack of a better phrase, "I like what I like when I see what I like." I'm also going to be working with a co-agent for the time being, so I'm picking on behalf of two discerning people. Auto rejections will be stories that are not KidLit. I'm firm on age groupings for the genres: 0-18 years of age within specific KidLit genres. If characters are older than 18 in a YA, I consider that New Adult, which is not a genre I'm looking for right now. Please ensure your characters and narrative fall within KidLit before querying me.

Step 1. Tell us about the author

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Tell us a little about yourself and any writing credentials you may have.


Have you previously published other books?      
Have you ever been represented by a literary agent before?      

Step 2. Tell us about the book

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Enter the approximate WORD count of your book. Enter numbers only. Do not include any letters or special characters.

Is this book currently published or has it ever been published before?      

Enter your query letter for this book. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.
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(If your book is shorter than this (such as a picture book) please include the entire text.) Paste in the first 10 pages of your book, or your full book proposal if your book is non-fiction. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.
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Enter a one paragraph pitch for your book.

Who will want to read your book. For example, girls under 12, fans of John Grisham, etc. (500 characters or less)

List some books that are similar to yours. (500 characters or less)

Step 3. For Artists and Illustrators

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