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Jennifer DeChiara, The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

 

Before forming The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency in 2001, DeChiara was a literary agent with Perkins, Rubie & Associates and The Peter Rubie Literary Agency.  A New York City-based writer, she has worked in the editorial departments of Simon & Schuster and Random House and has been a writing consultant to several major corporations.  Jennifer is a frequent guest at writers conferences, where she lectures on publishing and the art of writing. She specializes in children's literature of all ages -- picture books, middle-grade, and young adult -- but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in traditional and non-traditional arenas. 

For submissions guidelines and more information, please visit: http://www.jdlit.com/

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Linda Pratt, The Sheldon Fogelman Agency

 

Linda Pratt is an agent with the Sheldon Fogelman Agency, which specializes in working with authors and illustrators of children’s books.  She has worked at the agency in various roles since graduating college, focusing primarily as an agent for the last 12 years.  Her clients include award winners and bestsellers such as  Sharon Flake,  Karen Beaumont and LeUyen Pham.  She also enjoys the thrill of making first sales such as she has done for clients Dave Keane, Jane Kelley and Eileen Beha.  In addition to working with clients, Linda also oversees the overall business operations of the agency.  She is a member of SCBWI and also serves on the Rutgers Council for Children’s Literature.

 

For submissions guidelines and more information, please visit: www.sheldonfogelmanagency.com

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Tina Wexler, International Creative Management

With ICM since 2003, Tina Wexler represents adult and children's authors, with a focus on middle grade and young adult fiction.  Her clients include Jeannine Garsee, Donna Gephart, Sanjay Patel, Susan Runholt, Laurel Snyder, and Anne Ursu (children’s market only).  She is from southernMaine, holds an MFA in poetry, and lives in BrooklynNY with her husband.

 

Interests: I am interested in acquiring edgy young adult fiction, humorous middle grade fiction and the occasional quirky picture book.  Particular interests include mysteries, multicultural stories, and modernized retellings of popular myths and legends.  I accept queries via post and email.  If you mail your query, you're welcome to include the first chapter of your manuscript or the complete text of your picture book.  If you email your query, you may paste the first chapter or picture book text below the body of your query; please do not send attachments or links to the material online. For queries sent via post, please include a SASE for my response and for any materials you may want returned.

  

Visit Tina’s blog at: http://www.myspace.com/tinawexler