Brent Taylor


Literary agent of books for young readers. #1 fan of floral prints, Charlotte’s Web, and the months May through August.

Triada US Literary Agency

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 24 Sep 2019

I have an empty query inbox and an updated #MSWL page:…. Can't wait to read great picture book, middle grade, + YA submissions.

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 28 Aug 2019

If the soundtrack to your unpublished YA manuscript is @taylorswift13’s Lover, then I WANT SO SEE IT!! #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 18 Jan 2019

I'm seeing a lot of adult fiction in my submissions inbox. Reminder that I am only looking at kid lit these days. Please query your adult projects to my phenomenal colleague @AmeliaLAppel! Her #MSWL:…

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 20 Sep 2018

#MSWL a picture book about an endearing mosquito that doesn’t understand why everyone is always swatting it. I’m being dead serious who is writing this for me.

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see more non-fiction in all young reader categories: picture books, MG, YA, heavily illustrated and graphic projects. #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 12 Sep 2018

One of my favorite novels I've ever read is BUT I LOVE HIM by @MandyHubbard and I would love to see similar/comparative titles in my inbox. #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 12 Sep 2018

Top of my #MSWL is a literary middle grade mystery with high stakes, middle grade and YA graphic novels, author-illustrated picture books, a YA novel told in reverse chronological order.

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 2 May 2018

Just read JULIÁN IS A MERMAID by Jessica Love and my jaw is still on the floor. The art, the dialogue, the sheer magic and beauty and love and life in this story. I want picture books like this! #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 3 Apr 2018

Top of my #MSWL at the moment: middle grade with an authentic and rich Southern voice.

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 16 Feb 2018

The weekend is here! Writers: send me AMAZING queries for picture books, middle grade, and YA to read first thing Monday morning!… #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 31 Jan 2018

Waiting on someone to write and send me a breathtaking YA short story collection (not an anthology) that I can read and fall in love with and sell for a million bucks #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 5 Jan 2018

Things I love and would love to see in my submissions inbox: unicorns, mermaids, witches, vampires, fairies, werewolves, pegasi (is that the official plural?). #MSWL

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 4 Jan 2016

Slowing catching up on queries/submissions. Here's my start-of-the-year #MSWL:

Brent Taylor @btaylorbooks · 2 Jan 2016

I blogged about my 2016 #MSWL! See what types of manuscripts I'm looking for as we head into the new year: