Daniele Hunter
@DanieleDHunter
Literary Agent
Junior Agent, @mcintoshandotis , KidLit!! Queer, disabled. Wife/cat lady; she/her. Ambidextrous optimist. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BrainTumorSurvivor #Endometriosis
27 MSWL

PB: Author-illustrators or teams!

For some styles I like, check out the M&O team of picture book illustrators: Stacey Byer, Maribel Castells, Rachel Más Davidson, Tiffany Golden, Skylar Hogan, Dawn Masi, Sue Safianoff

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
206 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips
Erin Casey Westin
@erincaseywestin
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Closed to queries. She/her. Profile photo by DMOimages.
32 MSWL
27 AskAgent

2023 #MSWL 🧵! I represent picture books through YA (+illustrators!) and in all categories I am particularly looking to represent more non-white, queer, and disabled creatives. As a white, cishet, abled woman, I truly appreciate the trust you put in me by sharing your work.

Christa (Heschke) Cifelli
@ChristaHeschke
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent, @McIntoshandOtis , movie-fanatic, dreamer, kid-at-heart, #GoPackGo , Western NY born and bred.
77 MSWL
13 Tips

PB – I’m not really looking much for NF bios these days, as the market is so saturated, unless it somehow ties into present times (I am only looking for bios on women and/or underrepresented and diverse subjects). Author-illustrators always!

Alexandra Weiss
@akaweiss
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Azantian Literary. Book lover, space enthusiast, dream chaser. (Closed to queries!) She/her. 💖💜💙 Profile pic: @KaneIcarusLynch
62 MSWL
2 Tips

Quick note: I’m pulling back on PBs quite a bit. Last year they easily took over my query inbox (nearly ⅔ of my submissions were PBs!), and I’m hoping to balance out my list this year. I’m still open to PBs but will mostly be looking for author/illustrator projects.

Kristen Terrette, Literary Agent (Open to queries)
@KTerrette
Literary Agent
Literary Manager @Martinlit . Author. Smiling in the chaos b/c of Jesus. Called Mama by 3 but only birthed 2 kids.
2 MSWL
Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @ktliterary (closed to queries). I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. She/her
39 MSWL
1 Tips

The categories I’m looking for, in order of priority, are:
- YA and MG graphic novels from author-illustrators (one person)
- MG and YA prose novels
- Nonfiction for kids and teens
- Chapter books and picture books from author-illustrators (one person)
(3/7 #MSWL)

Jacqui Lipton
@Jacqui_Lipton
Literary Agent
Author, law prof, Senior Lit Agent, @TheTobiasAgency ; #AALA ; LAW & AUTHORS: A LEGAL HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS (UC Press, 2020); OUR DATA, OURSELVES (UC Press, 2022).
10 MSWL

I rep everything from PB through to adult projects, both fiction and NF but see previous note about authors who write mainly PB (list is currently VERY full in that area). I also rep illustrators selectively.

Amy Giuffrida is closed to queries
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr & wrangler of #TheATeam Lover of books, reality TV, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 My opinions are my own. She/her.
95 MSWL
92 AskAgent

This is the first time I am open to Picture Books! I am selectively looking for: whimsical and funny stories, especially those that showcase diversity. Family and friendship themes are my favorite. It's a plus if you are an author/illustrator, but not a must.

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Illustrated picture books by individual author/illustrators. My picture book preference leans heavily on the “literary” side of storytelling and prose. Moving topics, poetic language, visually and emotionally striking protagonists, unique art style. #MSWL

Maria Vicente
@agentvicente
Literary Agent
senior literary agent + advisor @psliterary
194 MSWL
329 AskAgent
330 Queries
107 Tips

Illustrated graphic novels and graphic nonfiction by individual author/illustrators. MG, YA, Adult. The art needs to cleverly utilize the comics storytelling format. I’m not looking at script-only submissions at the moment. #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2349 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

"Author/illustrator picture books. I love Liz Climo & Kim Smith, beautiful & colorful art, and geeky & queer stories."
@readbystephanie #MSWL

psliterary.com/submissions/

Rachel Stark
@syntactics
Editor
Editor of graphic novels, novels & IP @DisneyBooks ▫️ House Stark; more of an Arya than a Tony ▫️ Opinions my own; pic @JarrettWilliams 's ▫️ gender’s a lie🤷‍♀️
140 MSWL
6 Tips

And as an outspoken advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in media, I am particularly keen to invest in the work of writers and illustrators who have historically been marginalized in American media.

Adriann Ranta Zurhellen
@AdriannRanta
Literary Agent
Agent, not so secret.
12 MSWL
1 Tips

Hi writer friends! I'm officially reopening to queries!
I'm especially excited about ✨children's books✨: author/illustrators, nature/STEM/nonfiction, graphic novels, and refreshing, original MG and YA.
#mswl #amquerying (1/3)

Jordan Hamessley
@thejordache
Literary Agent
Literary agent at @NewLeafLiterary representing PB, MG, and YA. Horror & SF geek who loves books. Musical theater nerd. - she/her/hers -
49 MSWL
2 Tips

The Standard Digital @StandardKenya

KBC’s reporter piece to camera with the Jumbo turns hilarious

Video by KBC pic.twitter.com/mZMjnEFbes

I really love elephants.

If you are an illustrator with an elephant picture book, hit me up. I’d love an elephant book of an elephant living its life in wild. Not living it up in the big city Babar-style. (Also less colonialism) #mswl

Tara Gilbert ✨
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @ktliterary | 🌈she/them | ✨magical | opinions my own | Gemini ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
245 MSWL
46 AskAgent
25 Tips
Stefanie (Stevie) Molina
@agentstefanie
Literary Agent
Agent @ladderbirdlit | Freelance Editor | #SensitivityReader | she/her | baker-hiker-swimmer-musician
15 MSWL

PB:
-outdoors. more outdoors, always
-gutsy, silly, obnoxious kids taking center stage
-unique aspects of culture (am always open to food, but am mostly looking for non-food entry points to story right now)
-author-illustrators whose styles feel ✨cozy✨
-NF about BIPOC history!

Natalie M. Lakosil
@Natalie_Lakosil
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, making my way through adventures in agent land. She/her
26 MSWL
30 AskAgent

PB:
funny picture books by queer, BIPOC, marginalized authors that have nothing to do with identity. Give me the next CREEPY UNDERWEAR or DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS or PENGUIN PROBLEMS or LLAMA DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE

illustrators and author-illustrators

Lydia Silver
@LydiaRSilver
Literary Agent
Children's Literary Agent at Darley Anderson @DA_Childrens and @Illustration_DA . Bookseller Rising Star 2022. She/her.
33 MSWL

For younger readers, I want clever, funny and an immediate hook. I’m particularly interested in author/illustrators and graphic novel creators for this area, but I’d love to see them in other spaces too!