Clelia Gore


Fiction and nonfiction kid lit agent at Martin Literary Management. Optimist, lover of things lovely, side-of-mouth talker. French-Peruvian-American.

Seattle, WA

Martin Literary Management

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 4d

There should be a kid's book about the very very first Americans #mswl Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Nov 9

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel

(3) PB bios that are sort of hybrids--they r delivering more than one kind of info. Can't think of a specific example (let me know if u do), but the story of a person + the info about the thing they did. E.g.--the story of a builder + then the science behind the thing they built

These three types of PB biographies are very interesting to me + I think help to push the genre forward. Time to rethink traditional PB bio writing! And when you land on something great (can be like the examples I gave in the thread)--send to me!! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Nov 6

You know what we need? A YA novel set during an election, in a political campaign. Get the kids excited about election early #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Oct 15

Being a new mom, I've never read more graphic novels than I am now. At the end of a tiring day, I find a graphic novel the right balance of text and art to keep me awake for a whole book, LOL. As a result, I am in a GN mood! Send me your kid lit graphic novel proposals! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Sep 19

Also in the mood for a really cozy, fallish or wintry woodland picture books. Clearly, I've leaned into the changing seasons even thought it's still 65 degrees outside in Seattle! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Sep 19

It's fall, I'm in the mood for something spooky/eerie. PB and MG, please! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Sep 13

Nonfiction kid lit writers! We’ve seen a ton of PB biographies acquired over the last year or so—the market is ready and open to fresh takes on PB nonfiction. Think outside the biography box! And after you do—send me your stuff :) #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Aug 28

My husband was recently subjected to an anti-Semitic joke from someone he liked and respected (no more). It was a very upsetting incident + I'm very motivated to bring more books with Jewish themes, characters into the kid booksphere to combat vile attitudes. #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 3 Nov 2017

Send me ur really cool + unique kids nonfiction book queries. I get lots of straight educational subs, but I want out of the box stuff #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 25 Sep 2017

Interested in nonfiction picture books, MG or YA about journalism, how news is reported, etc. to combat this "fake news" movement #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 7 Aug 2017

I'm loving all of the new YA narrative nonfiction I'm reading + seeing in deals. Im super interested in repping writers in this genre! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 5 Jun 2017

Would love to see a middle grade or YA graphic novel maybe graphic memoir with environmental themes #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 21 Oct 2016

Also, I would love to rep a PB featuring alternative/cool/"counter-cultural" parents like Chronicle's TELL ME A TATTOO STORY #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 21 Oct 2016

You know what would be cool? A super well-researched MG novel featuring a kid hero living on Antarctica #mswl