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2019 FEATURED AGENTS

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JENNIFER UNTER

Jennifer Unter is the founder of The Unter Agency, LLC a full-service boutique agency specializing in quality fiction and nonfiction. She has worked in many aspects of the publishing industry from…

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JAMES MCGOWAN

Since interning at BookEnds as an undergrad in the summer of 2015, James McGowan has (basically) never left. He's just continuously leveled up inside of BookEnds. Now he is the…

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TANUSRI PRASANNA

Tanusri Prasanna was born and raised in India, and has strong roots in the sub-continent. She comes to publishing from a background in law, holding an LLM from Harvard Law…

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ELIZABETH BENNETT

Elizabeth Bennett has spent her career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Readers Digest and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.…

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MINJU CHANG

Minju Chang joined BookStop Literary Agency in 2006. She represents both fiction and nonfiction in all children's book categories: picture books, chapter books, middle-grade, graphic novels and YA. She also represents…

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RICK MARGOLIS

For nearly 15 years, Rick Margolis worked for School Library Journal, the world’s largest reviewer of books for young readers. As SLJ ’s executive editor, he had the pleasure of interviewing many remarkable…

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JENNIFER WELTZ

As President of JVNLA, Inc. (The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.), Jennifer Weltz , has made thousands of deals domestically, internationally and for film for over two decades.  She…

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LAUREL SYMONDS

Laurel Symonds launched as a literary agent at The Bent Agency in Fall 2018 after nearly a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She began her career in the…

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Agent Brent Taylor - Triada USA

BRENT TAYLOR

Brent Taylor is a literary agent and subsidiary rights manager at Triada US. He joined the agency in 2014 to build a list of picture books, middle grade, and YA.…

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Alex Weiss

ALEXANDRA WEISS

Alexandra Weiss is an Associate Literary Agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing from Columbia College Chicago,…

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RACHEL ORR

Rachel Orr is celebrating her eleventh year with Prospect Agency, where she represents both authors and illustrators in projects ranging from picture books through YA. She previously worked for eight rewarding years…

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ALYSSA EISNER HENKIN

After earning her Bachelors from the University of Pennsylvania, Alyssa Eisner Henkin fulfilled a childhood dream that she professed on a home video at the age of six: move to…

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NATASCHA MORRIS

Natascha Morris spent most of her childhood in a leather chair with her nose in a book. Formerly an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, her passion for books across…

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ADRIA GOETZ

Adria Goetz is a Literary Manager with Seattle-based Martin Literary & Media Management. She primarily represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, Lifestyle books, quirky gift books, as well as…

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MARY CUMMINGS

For fourteen years Mary Cummings was Education Director at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. At the Loft she curated an annual Festival of Children’s Literature, and hired judges for…

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NATALIE LAKOSIL

Natalie Lakosil is an agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. After nearly four years…

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MARIA VICENTE

Maria Vicente is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with…

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JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

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2018 FEATURED AGENTS

Alex Weiss

ALEXANDRA WEISS

Alexandra Weiss is an Associate Literary Agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing from Columbia College Chicago,…

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Jenna Pocius

JENNA POCIUS

Agent Jenna Pocius of Red Fox Literary has a background in children’s editorial and is also a children’s book author (Robyn Hood series, ABDO 2019). During her time as an…

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JORDAN HAMESSLEY

With nearly a decade of experience working on the editorial side of publishing at Penguin Young Readers (Grosset & Dunlap), Egmont USA, and Adaptive Studios, Jordan Hamessley made the switch to agenting.…

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WENDI GU

Wendi Gu of Jankow & Nesbit Associates grew up in the sleepy suburbs of Chicago and studied Creative Writing at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, she interned with children's book agent…

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RACHEL ORR

Rachel Orr is celebrating her eleventh year with Prospect Agency, where she represents both authors and illustrators in projects ranging from picture books through YA. She previously worked for eight rewarding years…

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HANNAH MANN

Hannah Mann grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and has always loved stories. She got a BA in Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California, where her career goal morphed…

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ALYSSA EISNER HENKIN

After earning her Bachelors from the University of Pennsylvania, Alyssa Eisner Henkin fulfilled a childhood dream that she professed on a home video at the age of six: move to…

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NATASCHA MORRIS

Natascha Morris spent most of her childhood in a leather chair with her nose in a book. Formerly an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, her passion for books across…

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ADRIA GOETZ

Adria Goetz is a Literary Manager with Seattle-based Martin Literary & Media Management. She primarily represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, Lifestyle books, quirky gift books, as well as…

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MARY CUMMINGS

For fourteen years Mary Cummings was Education Director at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. At the Loft she curated an annual Festival of Children’s Literature, and hired judges for…

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JESSICA SINSHEIMER

Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she went east for Sarah Lawrence College and stayed for…

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Alexandra Penfold

ALEXANDRA PENFOLD

  Alexandra Penfold has been working in publishing for over a decade. Formerly an Editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, she specializes in young picture…

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CHRISTA HESCHKE

CHRISTA HESCHKE graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic,…

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MARIA VICENTE

Maria Vicente is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with…

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JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for…

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ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent at Full Circle Literary, she served as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

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2017 FEATURED AGENTS

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NATASCHA MORRIS

Natascha Morris spent most of her childhood in a leather chair with her nose in a book. Formerly an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster, her passion for books across…

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MARY CUMMINGS

For fourteen years Mary Cummings was Education Director at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. At the Loft she curated an annual Festival of Children’s Literature, and hired judges for…

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Alexandra Penfold

ALEXANDRA PENFOLD

  Alexandra Penfold has been working in publishing for over a decade. Formerly an Editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, she specializes in young picture…

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NATALIE LAKOSIL

Natalie Lakosil is an agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. After nearly four years…

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Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary

STEPHANIE FRETWELL-HILL

Stephanie started her publishing career in 2004 at Walker Books Ltd. in London, where she sold foreign language rights. Working in a design-led company with legendary artists such as Helen…

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MELISSA NASSON

Melissa Nasson has spent her life living in and around Boston, attending college at Boston University (Go Terriers!). While studying at Boston University School of Law, she realized that becoming…

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CLELIA GORE

It was when Clelia first read Charlotte’s Web in the first grade that she got hooked by the magic of books. Her love of children’s books carried through adulthood and…

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CHRISTA HESCHKE

CHRISTA HESCHKE graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic,…

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ERICA RAND SILVERMAN

Erica’s primary interest is in books for and about children. She has worked with some of the most exciting new talent and treasured mainstays in the industry as well as…

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JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for…

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Rick Richter

RICK RICHTER

Rick Richter brings 30 years of diverse publishing experience to Aevitas Creative Management. He served for over a decade on the Executive Committee of Simon & Schuster in the roles…

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Laura Biagi

LAURA BIAGI

Laura Biagi joined Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult literary fiction and young readers books. She also handles the…

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Janine Le - Sheldon Fogelman Agency

JANINE LE

Janine Le joined the agency after graduating from Bucknell Unversity with honors in English (Creative Writing) and completing NYU’s program at its Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys working with the…

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ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent at Full Circle Literary, she served as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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JOHN CUSICK

John Cusick, who formerly worked for Greenhouse Literary, just became part of Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. John M. Cusick is the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (2010 and 2013, Candlewick Press), as…

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JILL CORCORAN

Jill Corcoran – With years of marketing and agenting experience, Jill Corcoran created the Jill Corcoran Agency in 2013. She is an author herself as well as representing Picture Books,…

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SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

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ERZSI DEAK

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen & Ink and looks for a terrific original story with an unexpected inevitable ending in fresh language that leaves room for an illustrator —…

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2016 FEATURED AGENTS

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CLELIA GORE

It was when Clelia first read Charlotte’s Web in the first grade that she got hooked by the magic of books. Her love of children’s books carried through adulthood and…

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CHRISTA HESCHKE

CHRISTA HESCHKE graduated from Binghamton University with a major in English and a minor in Anthropology. She started in publishing as an intern at both Writers House and Sterling Lord Literistic,…

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ESSIE WHITE

Essie White used to be a teacher, and before she was a teacher, she was a graduate student studying Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education. It may have been then,…

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LINDA EPSTEIN

Linda Epstein is an agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, where she represents children's literature exclusively, from picture books through young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. She was previously an…

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DEBORAH WARREN

DEBORAH WARREN founded East/West Literary Agency LLC, after 17 years at Harcourt. With over 33 years’ of experience in the publishing industry, and over 14 years at the helm of…

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LORI KILKELLY

Lori Kilkelly joined Rodeen Literary Management in 2010 after working in sales for a number of years. She, like principal agent Paul Rodeen, attended the Denver Publishing Institute, subsequently joining…

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ERICA RAND SILVERMAN

Erica’s primary interest is in books for and about children. She has worked with some of the most exciting new talent and treasured mainstays in the industry as well as…

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SARA SCIUTO

Sara Sciuto is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and also completed literature coursework at NYU. Her first industry experience was working on film and foreign rights…

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MARIA VICENTE

Maria Vicente is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with…

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JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for…

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Kathleen Rushall

KATHLEEN RUSHALL

Kathleen Rushall joined Marsal Lyon in 2011. She represents writers for all age groups of children’s literature, including picture books (fiction and non-fiction), middle grade, and young adult novels. The most…

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Laura Biagi

LAURA BIAGI

Laura Biagi joined Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult literary fiction and young readers books. She also handles the…

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JANINE LE

Janine Le joined the agency after graduating from Bucknell Unversity with honors in English (Creative Writing) and completing NYU’s program at its Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys working with the…

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JAIDA TEMPERLY

Prior to joining New Leaf, Jaida Temperly moved from Wisconsin to NYC to intern at Writers House. Before that, she had a brief stint in medical school and milked cows…

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EVE PORINCHAK

Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in PsychoBiology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of…

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ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent at Full Circle Literary, she served as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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SUSAN HAWK

Susan Hawk is an agent with The Bent Agency. She likes texts that are funny or evocative. She likes quirky things too and is definitely looking for non-fiction. Susan is…

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JOHN CUSICK

John Cusick, who formerly worked for Greenhouse Literary, just became part of Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. John M. Cusick is the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (2010 and 2013, Candlewick Press), as…

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2015 FEATURED AGENTS

SARA SCIUTO

Sara Sciuto is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and also completed literature coursework at NYU. Her first industry experience was working on film and foreign rights…

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MARIA VICENTE

Maria Vicente is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with…

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JENNIE DUNHAM

Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc. She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for…

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Kathleen Rushall

KATHLEEN RUSHALL

Kathleen Rushall joined Marsal Lyon in 2011. She represents writers for all age groups of children’s literature, including picture books (fiction and non-fiction), middle grade, and young adult novels. The most…

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Heather Alexander

HEATHER ALEXANDER

Heather Alexander comes from a family where the constant ​​refrain was, “Don’t forget to bring a book!” In college, she hid THE PRINCESS DIARIES between Dickens and Hawthorne. One Children’s Lit…

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Rick Richter

RICK RICHTER

Rick Richter brings 30 years of diverse publishing experience to Aevitas Creative Management. He served for over a decade on the Executive Committee of Simon & Schuster in the roles…

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Laura Biagi

LAURA BIAGI

Laura Biagi joined Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult literary fiction and young readers books. She also handles the…

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Janine Le - Sheldon Fogelman Agency

JANINE LE

Janine Le joined the agency after graduating from Bucknell Unversity with honors in English (Creative Writing) and completing NYU’s program at its Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys working with the…

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Rena Rossner - Deborah Harris Literary Agency

RENA ROSSNER

Rena Rossner is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars Program, where she double-majored in poetry and non-fiction writing. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an MA…

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JAIDA TEMPERLY

Prior to joining New Leaf, Jaida Temperly moved from Wisconsin to NYC to intern at Writers House. Before that, she had a brief stint in medical school and milked cows…

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EVE PORINCHAK

Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in PsychoBiology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of…

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ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ

Adriana Dominguez has 20 years experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent at Full Circle Literary, she served as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the…

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SAMANTHA BREMEKAMP

Samantha Bremekamp started her career in publishing in 2008, and quickly realized that she preferred working directly with authors from the other side of the industry. She runs critique groups…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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SUSAN HAWK

Susan Hawk is an agent with The Bent Agency. She likes texts that are funny or evocative. She likes quirky things too and is definitely looking for non-fiction. Susan is…

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JOHN CUSICK

John Cusick, who formerly worked for Greenhouse Literary, just became part of Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. John M. Cusick is the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (2010 and 2013, Candlewick Press), as…

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JILL CORCORAN

Jill Corcoran – With years of marketing and agenting experience, Jill Corcoran created the Jill Corcoran Agency in 2013. She is an author herself as well as representing Picture Books,…

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12 x 12 Featured Agent Sean McCarthy

SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

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ERZSI DEAK

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen & Ink and looks for a terrific original story with an unexpected inevitable ending in fresh language that leaves room for an illustrator —…

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2014 FEATURED AGENTS

Alexandra Penfold

ALEXANDRA PENFOLD

  Alexandra Penfold has been working in publishing for over a decade. Formerly an Editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, she specializes in young picture…

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Kathleen Rushall

KATHLEEN RUSHALL

Kathleen Rushall joined Marsal Lyon in 2011. She represents writers for all age groups of children’s literature, including picture books (fiction and non-fiction), middle grade, and young adult novels. The most…

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Heather Alexander

HEATHER ALEXANDER

Heather Alexander comes from a family where the constant ​​refrain was, “Don’t forget to bring a book!” In college, she hid THE PRINCESS DIARIES between Dickens and Hawthorne. One Children’s Lit…

Read more...
Laura Biagi

LAURA BIAGI

Laura Biagi joined Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult literary fiction and young readers books. She also handles the…

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Janine Le - Sheldon Fogelman Agency

JANINE LE

Janine Le joined the agency after graduating from Bucknell Unversity with honors in English (Creative Writing) and completing NYU’s program at its Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys working with the…

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SAMANTHA BREMEKAMP

Samantha Bremekamp started her career in publishing in 2008, and quickly realized that she preferred working directly with authors from the other side of the industry. She runs critique groups…

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Liza Fleissig & Ginger Harris

GINGER HARRIS

Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin opened the Liza Royce Agency (LRA) in early 2011. Liza is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a BS…

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SUSAN HAWK

Susan Hawk is an agent with The Bent Agency. She likes texts that are funny or evocative. She likes quirky things too and is definitely looking for non-fiction. Susan is…

Read more...

JOHN CUSICK

John Cusick, who formerly worked for Greenhouse Literary, just became part of Folio Literary Management/Folio Jr. John M. Cusick is the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (2010 and 2013, Candlewick Press), as…

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JILL CORCORAN

Jill Corcoran – With years of marketing and agenting experience, Jill Corcoran created the Jill Corcoran Agency in 2013. She is an author herself as well as representing Picture Books,…

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12 x 12 Featured Agent Sean McCarthy

SEAN McCARTHY

Sean McCarthy began his publishing career as an editorial intern at Overlook Press and then moved over to the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.  He worked as the submissions coordinator and permissions…

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ERZSI DEAK

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen & Ink and looks for a terrific original story with an unexpected inevitable ending in fresh language that leaves room for an illustrator —…

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