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Adriana Dominguez – 12 X 12 Featured Agent May 2018

Adriana Dominguez – 12 x 12 Featured Agent May 2018

Little GOLDen Book members of 12 x 12 will be able to choose one of two agents to submit their manuscript to each month.

Adriana Dominguez of Full Circle Literary will be accepting picture book submissions from 12 x 12 GOLD members May 1-15.

GOLD members: Please check the Submission Station section of the forum for additional instructions from each agent.

Adriana Dominguez

A little bit about Adriana from Full Circle Literary‘s website:

Adriana Domínguez has 20 years of experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent, she was Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the children’s division of the Rayo imprint. Before that, she was Children’s Reviews Editor at Críticas magazine, published by Library Journal. Adriana has performed editorial work for both children and adult publishers. She is also a professional translator, a member of the Brooklyn Literary Council that organizes the Brooklyn Book Festival, and one of the founders of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference in New York City. Adriana is based on the East Coast.

Adriana represents children’s books for all ages, and select adult fiction and nonfiction. She has a long trajectory of publishing underrepresented authors and illustrators, and welcomes submissions that offer diverse points of view. Books that she has edited or represented have been awarded the Pura Belpré Medal, the Coretta Scott King Honor and the MPIBA’s Reading the West Award among others, and been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Award. Her list includes national and international bestsellers, and titles counted among the “Best of the Year” by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The New York Public Library, The Chicago Public Library,,, and others.

On the children’s side, Adriana represents fiction and narrative nonfiction as well as author/illustrators. Her growing list of author/illustrators includes Ana Aranda, Tania de Regil, Rafael López, John Parra, Tony Piedra, Lorena Siminovich and Lila Quintero Weaver. Her author client list includes award winners and best sellers such as Michaela and Elaine DePrince, Reyna Grande, Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela Cervantes. Some new releases in 2016 include Angela Cervantes’ second middle grade novel Allie, First at Last (Scholastic), Maybe Something Beautiful, by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López (Houghton Miflin Harcourt), and the middle grade adaptation of Reyna Grande’s award-winning memoir The Distance Between Us (Aladdin/S&S).”

Here’s what Adriana is looking for in picture books:

“I am always on the lookout for picture books that are funny or endearing, with an element of the unexpected. I love twists, strong concepts, and diverse points of view. Picture books that make you wonder, ‘How didn’t anyone ever think of this before?!’ I am also open to picture book biographies and narrative non-fiction (as long as it’s engaging and does not read like a textbook). I also like stories inspired by real events or people in the news.”

(Please note that Adriana is not accepting short stories, poetry, romance, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, or Spanish language only submissions for any age group. She will consider bilingual fiction and nonfiction works for children only.)

Adriana was a 12 x 12 Featured Agent in 2015, 2016, and 2017. You can see our previous profiles HERE, HERE, and HERE. See below for more up-to-date resources about Adriana:

Please note Little GOLDen Book Members may only submit to ONE of these agents. Please choose the agent who is the best fit for you and your manuscript.

Submissions will only be accepted for Adriana Dominguez from May 1st – May 15th at 6pm ET/3pm PT.

Good Luck!

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