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 · Jun 11

Inspired by @kerrywashington, I’d like to do my part to help sheperd books about the richness of Black history predating slavery to kids. Queen Nefertiti, Kenya’s Maasai warriors are examples she gave. I’m the agent for you if you take up the pen #mswl…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 22

Querying #PB, #MG and #YA authors--are you and I a match made in book heaven? Check out my latest, greatest #mswl for the kinds of books and creators I'm keen to represent these days. I review queries via Query Manager and reply to every query I receive!…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · May 17

I’d love to work with a MG or YA nonfiction sports writer. Send me your proposals! #mswl I’m the right agent for sports stories for kids and teens!

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Apr 16

A reminder to all you aspiring #mg authors right now that I am spending this year building up my middle grade clientele. I'd love to spend this dreary quarantine time getting lost in enrapturing stories and narratives. Send me all your fiction, nonfiction and graphic MG! #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Mar 17

Looks like I have some extra reading time. I’d love to make the most of it + read the work of #mg authors looking for rep. Right now, I’m super open to MG fiction, nonfiction+ graphic novels! Send me your query! Read full thread for some specific #mswl items that would make me 😍

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Feb 20

Dang! This nonfiction graphic novel sounds amazing! I love that it has a strong POV, a cool hook + an informative takeaway that’s super relevant. Would love to rep graphic NF books like this! #mswl (Also my usual potty mouth says dang now thanks to better-mannered @adriamgoetz)

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 17

A book I need as a parent but doesn't exist to my satisfaction so I'm going to add it to my #mswl with the hopes of one day representing it! Please send me a non-lame, super clever, commercial picture or board book for toddlers transitioning from a crib to a bed.

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · Jan 8

Here are my two first super specific #mswl of 2020! (1) A picture book about the golden ratio. I hated math as a kid but golden rectangle + where it's appeared in history fascinated me. (2) An MG novel featuring a "third culture" kid. As a current ex pat, I know these kids!

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 16 Dec 2019

I had 2 crazy weeks worth of editor meetings in NYC! Here are some repeat asks I heard from editors: #mswl
- PBs that work well for holidays but r not holiday specific (eg book with bunny protag that works for Easter)
- Commercial, accessible math-themed picture books...

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 5 Dec 2019

I’d love to represent a seek-and-find that has a narrative. Something really clever and surprising and visually fabulous #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 10 Nov 2019

One type of #nf book I'm always looking for are focused histories for #mg or #ya readers. Like SALT in the adult market. Topic has to resonate with kids + the history/science/pop culture behind it has to be fascinating & fun. Graphic could work here too #gn. #mswl

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 28 Oct 2019

Loving being back open to queries! The genres I'm most excited to review rn are: (1) MG of any kind; (2) Nonfiction MG or YA graphic novels; (3) Narrative YA or MG nonfiction and (4) Young graphic novels (think chapter book age) See my #mswl on my site…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 15 Oct 2019

I'm excited to be accepting queries again! Check out my latest + greatest #mswl. My #1 interest is #MG at the moment of all kinds and I'm also eager for #MG and #YA nonfiction including of the #GN variety!…

Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClel · 26 Sep 2019

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 · 21 May 2019

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 · 21 May 2019

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 · 8 May 2019

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 · 1 May 2019

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 · 10 Apr 2019

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