Agencies & Agents

Literary agencies & agents that accept picture book queries and/or manuscripts and/or illustrations follow. Most accept other genres as well. Read the agency’s site both for what each agent accepts and for specific submission details.  Note that legitimate literary agencies do not charge writers any kind of fee. They do, however, receive a commission after selling your work.

agencies & agents catAdams Literary  (Agents)  (Submissions)   Open to author-artists submissions for picture books.                                

Andrea Brown Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Barry Goldblatt Literary  (Agents)  (Submissions)

The Bent Agency  (Agents & Submissions)

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises  (Submissions) 

Bookends: A Literary Agency  (Agents & Submissions)  

Bookmark Literary  (Submissions)  Open to illustrator submissions.

Bright Group International  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Bright Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Bradford Literary Agency  (Natalie Lakosil)  (Monica Odom)  (Kari Sutherland)  (Submissions)

The Chudney Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)  In picture books, seeking author/illustrator manuscripts only. 

Corvisiero Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Curtis Brown LTD  (Elizabeth Harding)  (Ginger Knowlton)  (Laura Blake Peterson)  (Maureen Walters)  (Submissions)

Dunham Literary, Inc.  (Jennie Dunham)  (Submissions)

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Dystel, Goderich, & Bourrett LLC  (Agents: check to see which are looking for picture books)  (Submissions)

Einstein Literary Management  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Emerald City Literary Agency  (Linda Epstein)  (Submissions)

Empire Literary  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Flannery Literary  (Agent)  (Submissions)

Folio Jr.  (Agents & Submissions)

Foundry Literary + Media  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Full Circle Literary  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Greenburger Associates  (Brenda Bowen – not open to picture book texts)  (Wendi Gu)  (Faith Hamlin)  (Ed Maxwell)   (Submissions)

The Greenhouse Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)  

HSG Agency: Hannigan, Salky, Getzler   (Submissions & Agents)

Inkwell Management  (Agents)  (Contact & Submissions)

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (JVNLA)  (Submissions & Agents)

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency  (Agents & Submissions)  

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency  (Agents & Submissions)

Kirchoff/Wohlberg  (Submissions)

Laura Dail Literary Agency  (Submissions)  Elana Roth Parker accepts picture book submissions from author-illustrators only.

Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency  (Sally Apokedak)  

Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency   (Picture Book List)   (Kerry Sparks)  (Submissions)

Liza Royce Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Lupine Grove Creative  (Danielle Smith)  (Submissions)

Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)  NOTE: This is a UK agency.

Mansion Street Literary Management  (Submissions)  Michelle Witte is open to picture book submissions.  Jean Sagendorph is open only to non-fiction picture book submissions.

Martin Literary Management  (Agents & Submissions)

McIntosh and Otis  (Agents)  (Submissions)

McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Olswanger Literary LLC  (Anna Olswanger)  For picture books, Anna Olswanger is open to author/illustrators only.

Painted Words  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Pippin Properties  (Submissions)

Prospect Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)  (Prospect Portfolio:  Illustrator Submissions)   

Quill Shift Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

The Rights Factory  (Agents)  (Submissions)  A Canadian Literary Agency

Rising Bear Literary Agency  (Rick Margolis)  (Submissions)

Rodeen Literary Management  (Submissions) 

Root Literary  (Agents)  (Molly O’Neill: open to illustrators)  (Submissions)

Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC  (Submissions)  (Melissa Nasson)

Samantha B. Literary  (Samantha Bagood)  (Submissions)  

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency  (Jessica Sinsheimer)  (Other Agents)  (Submissions)

Screenland Literary Associates  (Submissions)

Sean McCarthy Literary Agency  (Submissions)  

Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary  (Ann Behar)  (Submissions)

The Seymour Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Sheldon Fogelman Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Stonesong Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Stimola Literary Studio: Books for Children and Young Adults  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Storm Literary Agency  (Submissions)  Open only to picture-book illustrators.

Transatlantic Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)  Canadian and U.S.A. offices

TriadaUS Literary Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Trident Media Group  (Alyssa Eisner Henkin)  (Submissions)  (eBook Submissions)

The Unter Agency  (Submissions)

Upstart Crow Literary  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Wernick & Pratt Agency  (Agents)  (Submissions)

Writers House  (Agents + Submissions)


More literary agency information:

agencies and agents1:  Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. (AAR) offers a comprehensive list of agents who represent authors who write for all age groups.  AAR members must meet the highest standards and canon of ethics.   Here is the:  AAR Agent Database.

2.  How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book Advice from writing professional Jane Friedman.

2:  Literary Rambles: Spotlighting Children’s Book Authors, Agents, & Publishing  Excellent source for agent interviews, kidlit information, and an agent database you can search by age category (e.g., picture books). 

3:  Manuscript Wish List and #MSWL.  Also read the FAQ.  #MSWL is the Twitter version of Manuscript Wish List®, where agents and editors of all writing genres post what they want.  Writers can search posts for agents compatible with their work.  

4.  Manuscript Wish List specifically for picture books

4:  New Agency Alerts from Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents

5.  Publishers Marketplace  You can search for agents by selecting genre and specialities, e.g;, fiction, juvenile fiction.