Clelia Gore


VP of Martin Lit + kid lit agent. Optimist, lover of things lovely, crooked smiler. French-Peruvian-American living in Singapore for a bit! Mama to 🌺✨


Martin Literary Management

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Sep 26

I would absolutely love to rep an author-illustrator with a very European, whimsical style a la Emily Winfield Martin's The Littlest Family's Big Day. Send me your samples of warm woodland delights, please! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 21

I grew up in the NJ town where suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived. A gorgeous house I still drive by every time I visit. I’d love to rep a story involving her—a fresh, angle since she’s been covered before in kid lit. But would be a lovely way to honor my hometown! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 21

I'm intrigued by the e-sports world now that I have two close friends who work in it. I'd love to see any YA or kids books, fiction or nonfiction, related to e-sports in my query inbox. Deep knowledge of e-sports phenomenon required #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 8

Deleted last tweet + rewrote so I'm clearer: I'm ticking lots of agent goals off this year re: types of projects I always wanted to rep (yay!). Another goal is to rep a very commercial Christmas or Halloween PICTURE book. Author-illustrs preferred! Whose got one for me?! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 1

I'd love to rep more graphic novels for the younger set -- 6-8 yo readership, themes like friendship, family, pets/animals, nonfiction would be cool too. Human protagonists or more fanciful and fantastical works too! Ready to be delighted! #mswl #gn

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Apr 10

Growing up, my mom was a doctor at the UN. Her wonderful friends were from all over the world--India, Ghana, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Spain. I also loved when she'd bring home world stories from the UN bookstore. This all fostered my love for international stories! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Apr 7

Wowza this is fascinating. Thinking this could work as YA nonfiction! #mswl…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Apr 5

I’m half-Peruvian and would love to represent more children’s and YA authors and illustrators of Peruvian heritage—and Peruvians who live in Peru are great too! Does anyone know any Peruvian artists in instagram I can check out? #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Mar 25

I want more YA nonfiction! #mswl A deep dive into a really interesting part of history that has modern resonance; an investigation into a recent news event; a cool historical anthology; a topical memoir; books by real inspiring teens; how-to books & guide books. Send to me!

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Mar 13

Here's an #mswl challenge. I'd love to rep a PB inspired by media literacy. Specifically, I'd love to see a commercial story related to knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources (i.e. facts vs. anecdotes)--metaphorically probably.

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 26

Currently living for this modern day graphic novel retelling of LITTLE WOMEN: MEG, JO, BETH AND AMY. I'd LOVE to see a GRAPHIC NOVEL retelling of something classic but resonant for kids or teens--modern or otherwise. #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 26

Remember American Girl's CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU? I'd love to do a title like that but dealing with other issues that tweens or teens face like social media/media literacy or anxiety/stress/emotions #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 19

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel

If you write about climate change or environmental protection in the teen/YA space, I'm the agent for you. I'm open to many genres here: YA memoir, narrative NF, trade NF, graphic. I'm ready to do my part to help save the planet! #mswl

I'm getting a lot of fiction queries related to this #mswl when I had requested nonfiction. I'm really mostly interested in trade nonfiction here. Off the top of my head, a good example would be a book (maybe graphic?) to the tune of: Ways You Can Fight Climate Change at Home.

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 18

If you write about climate change or environmental protection in the teen/YA space, I'm the agent for you. I'm open to many genres here: YA memoir, narrative NF, trade NF, graphic. I'm ready to do my part to help save the planet! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 21

And I'm also really craving some MG or YA narrative nonfiction. Something a middle grader or teen can really relate to--a true story that has resonance in their modern lives. A commercial story with curriculum appeal (not other way around). The 57 Bus was a recent fave #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 21

I am so eager to rep some really delicious middle grade. Open to pretty much anything though not a huge speculative fan, and I've already done time travel books so not into that at this time. I want lots of heart, I want to be surprised, I want to laugh or cry or both! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 11

Hi all! Here is my current #mswl! In short, I'm focused on developing four areas of my clientele in 2019: (1) PB author-illustrators; (2) MG fiction; (3) Graphic novels; and (4) Nonfiction across all kid lit genres. Hit me up, queryers!…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 28 Nov 2018

I'm devouring cheesy yet wonderful Hallmark and Netflix holiday movies. Surely a YA rom com in a holiday setting (Christmas market? Christmas tree farm? Santa photo studio?) would be as delightful? #MSWL

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 11 Nov 2018

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