He got up and sat on the edge of the bedstead with his back to the window. “It’s better not to sleep at all,” he decided. There was a cold damp draught from the window, however; without getting up he drew the blanket over him and wrapped himself in it. He was not thinking of anything and did not want to think. But one image rose after another, incoherent scraps of thought without beginning or end passed through his mind. He sank into drowsiness. Perhaps the cold, or the dampness, or the dark, or the wind that howled under the window and tossed the trees roused a sort of persistent craving for the fantastic. He kept dwelling on images of flowers, he fancied a charming flower garden, a bright, warm, almost hot day, a holiday—Trinity day. A fine, sumptuous country cottage in the English taste overgrown with fragrant flowers, with flower beds going round the house; the porch, wreathed in climbers, was surrounded with beds of roses. A light, cool staircase, carpeted with rich rugs, was decorated with rare plants in china pots. He noticed particularly in the windows nosegays of tender, white, heavily fragrant narcissus bending over their bright, green, thick long stalks. He was reluctant to move away from them, but he went up the stairs and came into a large, high drawing-room and again everywhere—at the windows, the doors on to the balcony, and on the balcony itself—were flowers. The floors were strewn with freshly-cut fragrant hay, the windows were open, a fresh, cool, light air came into the room. The birds were chirruping under the window, and in the middle of the room, on a table covered with a white satin shroud, stood a coffin. The coffin was covered with white silk and edged with a thick white frill; wreaths of flowers surrounded it on all sides. Among the flowers lay a girl in a white muslin dress, with her arms crossed and pressed on her bosom, as though carved out of marble. But her loose fair hair was wet; there was a wreath of roses on her head. The stern and already rigid profile of her face looked as though chiselled of marble too, and the smile on her pale lips was full of an immense unchildish misery and sorrowful appeal. Svidrigaïlov knew that girl; there was no holy image, no burning candle beside the coffin; no sound of prayers: the girl had drowned herself. She was only fourteen, but her heart was broken. And she had destroyed herself, crushed by an insult that had appalled and amazed that childish soul, had smirched that angel purity with unmerited disgrace and torn from her a last scream of despair, unheeded and brutally disregarded, on a dark night in the cold and wet while the wind howled

Top 20 Children’s Book Agents in 2022

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If you want to write for kids, then you’re in luck!

Every year, children’s books produce almost two billion dollars of revenue, and the market is only getting bigger each year.

But with great size comes great competition. You’ll need an excellent agent to get your book published.

Right now, agents from New York to California are opening their inboxes, and Twitter feeds. They’re looking for their next bestsellers, and they want your books.

Here are 20 top agents currently seeking everything from board books to YA. They are listed alphabetically, and each was discovered through independent research for your browsing convenience.

1. Lindsay Davis Auld

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Timeless, Speculative, and Fresh

As an agent with Writer’s House Literary, Lindsay has spent years learning from the best in the business.

Now, she’s looking for children’s literature for all ages and genres. Graphic works are encouraged!

To learn first hand what Lindsay is looking for, check out her interview with Johnell Dewitt!

But I’ll give you the main points here.

Lindsay loves stories with animal protagonists. Books with the storytelling gusto to become instant classics that resonate with readers. Worlds that are just like ours and completely different at the same time.

Some of her favorite titles include:

  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

2. Madelyn Burt

  • Chapter Books through Middle Grade
  • Dramatic, Heroic, and Sneaky

Madelyn Burt claimed an MA in medieval studies from Fordham University only to discover that her love of stories and her passion for history were utterly intertwined.

Currently, she is with Stonesong literary agency. She is looking for children’s fiction and non-fiction literature involving historical figures or events.

She loves to see writers bring museums, libraries, and cemeteries to life for young readers. Stories with witty gravediggers and invisible burglars are at the top of her list, as well as stories involving young female spies.

If you have an idea that you think would be perfect for Madelyn, let her know! She will be attending the Annual Writer’s Digest Conference in August 2020, located in New York City!

Titles that Madelyn Loves:

  • The Gallagher Girls By Ally Carter
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

3. Erin Casey

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Imaginative, Inclusive, and Irresistible

Erin Casy is on the hunt for books that grab hold of the reader and pull them along on a magical ride.

Erin is an agent with Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency by trade, and an adventurer by heart. When she’s not reading, she loves to listen to the weekly podcast, The Adventure Zone.

It’s important to Erin that her books have vivid settings that kids (and adults) can immerse themselves in. She’s eager to bring characters with unique backgrounds into the spotlight.

She’d love a YA sports novel, anyone out there writing about an ultimate frisbee championship?

Stories that Erin Loves:

  • Avatar the Last Airbender
  • Steven Universe

4. Chelsea Eberly

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Uplifting, Adventurous, and Pet-Friendly

Chelsea Eberly was a senior editor at Random House before she joined Greenhouse Literary Agency.

She’s mainly looking for middle grade and young adult manuscripts, but she’s always excited to get a query from a picture book author/illustrator. Graphic stories are welcomed!

To catch her attention, stories need to have full-fledged casts and a touch of magic. She loves fantastical stories. Her heart goes out to all the brave side-kicks out there getting dragged along on adventures.

Dogs, cats, and spotted guinea pigs all make wonderful characters in her eyes, if done right.

Her holy grail would be a well-written fractured fairytale or a plot inspired by true people with amazing stories.

Some of her favorite novels include:

  • When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

5. Moe Ferrara

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Twisted, Fast-paced, and Theatrical

Moe Ferrara jumped around in the publishing world before settling down with the Bookends Literary Team.

Moe is interested in LGBT+ books for kids. She is not interested in coming out stories.

Instead, she wants to see individuals from all ends of the spectrum represented as kick-ass characters.

Her cup of tea involves a spooky setting and characters with gut-wrenching backstories. She also enjoys stories where the conflict surrounds solving the problem before mom or dad gets home!

Moe is a huge comic book fan. Her favorite heroes are the ones that turn out to be not so different from us.

Some of her favorite titles include:

  • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Lords of the Underworld by Gena ShowalterChildren's book CourseLearn how to edit and publish your children’s book in this online course.
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6. Abigail Frank

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Lyrical, Visionary, and Jocular

Abigail was first introduced to agenting when she worked at Writers House. Now she is happy to be a team member at Sanford J. Greenburger Literary Agency.

Abigail wants conceptual giants with belly laughs and a little bit of tug on the heartstrings.

She’s the perfect fit for a YA or MG rom-com and she loves when authors aren’t afraid to tackle ideas surrounding gender roles.

For picture books, she enjoys rhyming done well and characters with larger than life personalities.

For details on how to submit to Abigail and her insider tips for authors, check out her interview with Kathy Temean.

Books that she could read over and over again include:

  • Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
  • Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbit
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

7. Stepanie Fretwell-Hill

  • Middle Grade
  • Magical, Emotional, and Mysterious

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill is an agent with Red Fox Literary Agency out of North Carolina.

She’s always loved folk stories and fairy tales. Her manuscript wish list is full of them! In addition, she loves puzzle books that read at a thrilling pace.

Stephanie is also interested in representing nonfiction middle-grade authors.

For non-fiction, she looks for books with a blend of classroom and commercial appeal. She’s open to any topic, primarily biographical stories.

Some titles she loves include:

  • West of the Moon by Margi Preus
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

8. Sarah Gerton

  • Middle Grade through Young Adult
  • Creepy, Profound, and Truthful

Sarah Gerton is an agent with Curtis Brown LTD out of NYC.

She wants read-with-the-lights-on kinds of stories for young audiences. Tales from the same magic stuff as Goosebumps.

Something she looks for in books is the idea that people make the scariest monsters sometimes.

Sarah looks for non-fiction too! Her main interests are historical pieces and memoirs, but she’s open to anything that’s a solid read.

Some of Sarah’s favorites include:

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

9. Adria Goetz

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Enlightening, Gripping, and Magical

Adria Goetz represents children’s literature, gift books, and Christian novels with Martin Literary Management.

Across the board, she’s looking for graphic or genre-bending works from unique perspectives.

Her favorite thing is when a book makes you laugh, then makes you think. She also has a soft spot for rom-coms and mermaids. Her top pick right now would be a middle grade or YA title about romance under the sea.

In an interview with Justin Colon, Adria added that she’s be thrilled to read a food-related graphic novel and a few other interesting picks.

Adria’s top titles include:

  • Loves Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas
  • Rice from Heaven by Tina Cho

10.  Bibi Lewis

  • Picture Books through YA
  • Sharp, Smart, and Twisted

Bibi Lewis is looking for genre stories and literary works alike.

She is an agent with Ethan Ellenberg and her tastes lean more commercial than classroom.

She loves getting wrapped up with characters in a high stakes adventure. It’s even better when characters are able to show they are more than they appear (for better or for worse). A villain that no one would ever pick from a line-up is worth bonus points.

Be on the lookout for Bibi at the 2020 Writer’s Digest Conference, August 13-16th in her home, New York City.

Books that Bibi Adores include:

  • Harriet the Spy by Lousie Fitzhugh
  • Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas

11. James McGowan

  • Picture Books through Young Adult
  • Witty, Mathematical, and Enigmatic

James McGowan has been with BookEnds Literary since 2015. He’s worked with children’s literature through adult works, but he’s always come back to kid lit.

James wants stories with humor. Stuff that will make kids pick up your book again and again, because they can’t remember all their favorite pages!

He’s open to fiction and non-fiction. He loves books that include fun facts or STEM topics. Books to inspire young scientists!

Some of James’ favorite books/movies:

  • Hotel Transylvania
  • The Incredibles
  • Goodnight Already! by Jory John
  • Neck & Neck by Elise Parsley

12. Natascha Morris

  • Picture Books Through YA
  • Enterprising, Diverse, and Loud

Natascha has worked all over the publishing world. Most notably including working at Simon & Schuster before discovering her passion for working with emerging authors.

This includes underrepresented authors and their stories. Characters that are ambitious and challenge the norm are wanted. Natascha loves seeing kid entrepreneurs with dreams larger than life.

Graphic works for middle-grade are highly encouraged too! Things that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality in new ways that pop off the page.

To get a better idea of what Natascha likes, check out her interview with Natalie Aguirre. She discusses her fascination with mermaids, her opinion on editing, and more.

Books that Natascha will always love:

  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
  • The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

13. Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel

  • Middle Grade
  • Realistic, Historical, and Family-Focused

Stefanie is the co-founder of Full Circle Literary Agency and has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing universe.

She is interested in middle-grade realistic fiction and graphic novels.

She loves 3D characters that have full personalities, interests, and quirky family members. Works that trace through family lineages are of especially high interest.

For more on what makes Stefanie pick up a manuscript, check out her interview with SCBWI.

If you want to catch Stefanie in person, she’ll be at a variety of events (Some of them with free admission!) in 2020. Details are on Stefanie’s website.

Books that Stefanie loves include:

  • Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
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14. Jennifer March Soloway

  • Picture Books through YA
  • Sweet, Surprising, and Selfless

A San Francisco Local and public relations expert turned agent: meet Jennifer March Soloway.

She is part of Andrea Brown Literary Agency and she loves the magic of children’s books.

It is important to Jennifer that her characters are relatable, even if their situations are strange or surreal. Kid protagonists who might do the wrong thing, but they had all the right intentions.

SCBWI’s interview with Jennifer is a great place to check out if you want to learn more about Jennifer.

Then, hop over to Twitter to figure out what conferences she’ll be attending. I’ll give you a head start, The San Francisco Writers Conference and The Atlanta Writers Conference both made her list!

Books that stick in Jennifer’s mind include:

  • Grace For President by Kelly DiPucchio
  • The Hand that Feeds You by A.J. Rich

15. Laurel Symonds

  • Picture Books Through YA
  • Colorful, Thoughtful, and Interpretive

After nearly a decade working in the editorial department of HarperCollins’ children’s books, Laurel made the switch to agenting.

Now, working for Bent Agency, she’s looking for everything from historical picture books to fantasy YA.

She wants to hear about the overlooked heroes of the past, think Hidden Figures by Margot Lee for kids.

Laurel’s tastes lean more commercial than literary, but her door is always open to an exceptional story.

Books at the top of Laurel’s list:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate

16. Brent Taylor

  • Picture Books Through YA
  • Gutsy, Wild, and Weird

Brent Taylor is an agent with TriadaUS Literary Agency. His take on children’s literature can be best-pinpointed in an interview with Johnell Dewitt.

I’ll give you the main takeaways here.

Brent’s favorite age to see books for is 8 to 12.

He wants to hear about wild adventures and out of this world experiences. The day to day events for underwater aliens and dogs with superpowers.

He’s also a huge fan of graphic works and YA novels.

For this age group, he wants stories that embrace the awkward of first crushes and getting dragon guts all over your prom dress. 

Brent also is interested in non-fiction works for all ages if they have scientific or how-to topics.

Books that Brent loves:

  • Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
  • Pies from Nowhere by Dee Romito
  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

17. Andrea Walker

  • Picture Books through YA
  • Lyrical, Dark, and Playful

Andrea Walker is with Olswanger Literary Agency. She is seeking books that are beautifully dark for kids of all ages.

Rhyming, melodic books that kids will read again and again are what Andrea is looking for currently.

Anything that draws connections between our world and the underworld is of interest. Graverobbers, ghosts, and talking spiders are all welcome here. Andrea has a soft spot for talking animals as a whole.

Andrea’s top titles include:

  • The Land of Yesterday by K.A. Reynolds
  • Anything by Neil Gaiman

18. Roseanne Wells

  • Middle Grade through YA
  • Layered, Honest, and Epic

Roseanne Wells is looking for tales that are like layered like onions. Nothing overly sweet, but completely honest with the reader.

Roseanne lives in New York where she works with The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She loves meeting diverse authors and hearing their queries.

She’s up for stories about the cranky rats living in the cellar, or first-person tales that put literary and genre in a blender.

Exceptional non-fiction books about STEM, Science, or the arts also pique her interest.

To hear more about what Roseanne is seeking, check out her interview with Karen Schechner.

Books that Roseanne loves:

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

19. Charlotte Wenger

  • Picture Books through Middle Grade
  • Family-Focused, Feminist, and Groundbreaking

Charlotte Wenger is an agent with Prospect Agency. Before she took up agenting, she traveled through the publishing world as a teacher, editor, and promoter.

Most notably, she was an associate editor with Page Street Kids for two years.

She loves simple stories with big messages. Sports narratives and biographies are among her top picks. She gets excited when she sees a plotline take off and start off-roading on the page.

She can’t turn down a well-written title with a strong female lead and a family focus, especially from an underrepresented background.

Charlotte’s favorite titles include:

  • The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


It’s a new year and agents are ready to hear from you! They want your book to be a bestseller just as much as you do.

Do you know of any kid-lit agents that we didn’t mention? If so, please drop their names in the comments. The more the merrier!


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  1. Hi !
    may be one of Agents will be interested in following
    I have published in 2019 in Russia ( now I am an Israel citizen ) Nursery Rhymes book ” Help baby Walrus” in Russian
    I need professional translation ( not professional I have done by myself ) and want to publish this book in English
    I’ll be glad to hear response

    1. I am a certified life coach who holds a M.S. in Psychology. I’ve self-published a life coaching workbook for adults and am currently seeking an agent for a therapeutic workbook for children.

    2. Hello Im looking for any agent who can project my three new YA books to the right publishing house!
      So if you are interested here is my contact info!

  2. Thank you, this is awesome! I can’t wait to get started researching the agents and then begin my letters.
    Yay! BTW your course on writing children’s books was so great!

  3. Thank you for this very helpful list! I felt as if I had met each onethrough their engaging words. I am preparing my presentation packet about a lovable, lazy monster who steals desserts. I have noted the special tastes of each one that may give a home to my book!
    Thank you
    Linda Marie Coakley
    Nova Scotia, Canada

  4. Thank you for this list. Unfortunately, my title doesn’t fit any of these agents’ preferred genres. What can you suggest that I do? Thank you!

  5. What are the rules about querying? Can you query many agents at one time? Or do you have to do them one at a time and wait for their reply before going to the next? Is it the same for publishers?

    1. Do simultaneous submissions. It would take you decades if you tried to do it one by one.

      But do write an individual query letter for each one that shows you’ve researched them and know them. Nothing gets deleted faster than a query letter written to “everyone.”

  6. Thank you so much for all this excellent research and information. Can you please tell me if these agents will accept submissions from the UK? Thank you

  7. This was very helfull. I have a very special children book with a great message and a bestseller in my country. It’s based on a real event about the girl on a wheelchair. Who do you recommend to contact? The books selling potential is over few million copies.

  8. I have put pen to paper a few pages for 4 year olds. The story was actually played out between myself and siblings many,many years ago. Two of my siblings passed away several years ago and I thought in memory of them it would be nice not to let this fade away.
    Where might I be able to take this from here?

  9. Former CEO of major company and experienced writer with 7 published finance books with major publishers including Prentice, Warren Gorham, etc. Series of 20 children’s learning books for 4-9year old. Have completed and had professionally illustrated 9 titles. Ex: What Is a Mom?;Is There Really a Man In the Moon?;Can I Have a Puppy? Focus group tested. Willing to invest in publication & distribution. Want seasoned Agent who is older and a little cranky.

  10. I am a retired professional based in Bangalore India and have regular Skype sessions with my children in SFO Bay Area. Due to the pandemic, my year old granddaughter has been confined to home with online classes and is missing the company of her friends. So over the last few months, to keep up her spirits and make the Skype sessions lively, I am having regular riddle sessions with her. Since I am a freelance writer, I used to make up one or two riddles everyday suitable to her exposure and age. These are original riddles and not copied from internet or books. . I might have made up over 100 riddles in this period.
    I wonder if you can suggest a publisher or literary agent who could be interested in publishing the same.

  11. I self published the first in a series. The second book is ready and is much better. Am I able to get the series to a proper publisher? I have all the rights.

    1. Maybe. I’ve had a friend do this with a small publisher. A medium or large publisher won’t want it unless the sales of the first book have been spectacular.

  12. Dear Editors,
    Currently I have a family (YA) play with some music- historical and centered around present social problems but based in the colonial era. Have you any suggestions where I may query my submission?

  13. Please can I have the suggestions as where I may query my submissions? I am little confused as it has a lots of graphics supported with dialogues .
    I am a professor of visual design. I have created a toolkit in the form of the flashcards designed to enhance and support the instruction of educators in various organizations and from thereon, penetrating home environments for a holistic evolution of young minds. It does this by:
    – Celebrating diversity in human life through content surrounding skin colors and tonalities in the everyday environment.
    – Building an inclusive perspective through visual experience and sensory expression
    – Creating a strong anti-bias foundation in the formative years with an experimental learning approach.
    – Sharing practices and strategies from the nudge theory that enhances a child’s natural environment at home and school
    – Providing a stepping stone for an edifice of a value system that encompasses kindness, respect, empathy and acceptance.

    1. You’ve got to do the legwork on your own. Carefully evaluate each agent and tailor a custom query letter to each one you think is a good fit for your book.

  14. I have an animated children’s movie and TV pilot already produced and am seeking an agent who can get us pitch meetings with networks and SVOD services to take to series. I realize that the agents in this article are children’s literary but would any of them take a look at a project that’s already produced? If not, do you have any suggestions on finding an agent that is a good fit? Thank you.

  15. My name is Lynette Parker and I am looking for a Free Agent to help me get my Junior Fiction book published and out there for the world to know Princess Penelope, she is young, bright, curious and adventurous. The best part is that she is a Jr. Kid Detective, I know you may wonder what makes her different??? She’s loves to find things…

  16. This post is SUPER helpful! Thank you SO much! The short snippets of, bits of background on, links to, and story tastes for the agents you’ve spotlighted here were invaluable in my search for an agent.

  17. Hi, I published a book of surreal kids rhymes a couple of years ago. It was initially published by a very small publisher but due to numerous issues arising from them not paying me or the illustrator, we parted ways. The illustrator and I published a second draft of the book ourselves. I have now written a new book in a similar vein but I’m looking for an agent this time around. Would an agent be interested in this, with it being the second in a series? Thanks.

  18. Hello,
    Can you recommend agents that specialize in multimedia books/programs for children, animated material, audio-visual, etc.

  19. Trying to submit book manuscript. Reaching out for help, 9 year old daughter and I wrote during quarantine. About how children see COVID and dealing with death, loss, domestic violence and PTSD.

  20. looking for a childrens book lit agent. I am a published author. I have written 4 children’s books . The Ruff the happy dragon books could do better than Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne. Why? Because there is a moral. helping others poorer than you is a very, very good thing to do.

  21. Hi! Do the literary agents represented here only accept manuscripts from debut authors who live in the US? Or is it open to writers from other countries?

  22. I have published two children’s books, Ford Goes Looking for the Sun and James Wants to See Everything. Both books have curious characters who seek to learn more about the world and themselves. Although the stories are simple and adventuresome, science concepts run deep. In each 2-page illustration, I have placed a “hidden” word or symbol. These hidden words relate directly to the story, but more importantly, provide additional science information that can be studied with a teacher or parent. The book is perfect for STEM in the elementary school classroom or for parents who understand the importance of science in our modern world.
    Please provide me with a literary agent name who may be interested in my books.

  23. My 89 year old friend, Ruth, and I have a copyrighted, cute story about the saw-whet owl discovered in the Rockefeller Christmas tree. We need an agent who wants to take a chance on us and our story. I am a retired Montessori and fourth grade teacher. Ruth is a seasoned woman with many histories. We love our story and need advice. Thank you!

  24. What does it matter what skin pigment the agents are? The majority of people who play for the NBA happen to be “black” males.
    Let’s measure someone’s merit on something much more substantial, like ABILITY.

  25. I am a new author. Does anyone know which agents represent or has an interest for picture book in slight mix fairy tale? thanks

  26. If you had a book similar to Diary of a wimpy kid, which of these agents would you go for, or where should I look for an agent?

  27. Hi I am looking for advice regarding 7 short therapeutic stories I have written for children. I am an accredited counsellor and shinrin yoku therapist working in Dorset and I self-published one of my stories on Amazon “Maddy Kate lost her sparkle” words by Emma Pritchard and illustrated by Katy Leigh. I have 6 other stories need illustrating but I have read them out to children across Dorset as an educational tool. I look forward to hearing from you.

  28. I’ve written 10 children’s books that could be considered a series. I am brutally new to this and looking for guidance and needing to speak with an agent. How can this be arranged thanks Chris

  29. I would love to publish an easy reader (think Frog and Toad or Henry and Mudge) and dont know which agents seek that level book, but as a teacher for the last 20 years I do believe that there is a great need for books of this level.

  30. Hi,
    I have written 12 children’s picture books with six currently illustrated and 1 self published. I also have three more books in the works. All of my books are based on morals and ethics we would like to see in our children, such as: playing well with others, anti-bullying, good hygiene, not littering, etc. A lot of agencies have several requirements for submissions that I am unsure if my books meet those requirements. Does anyone have suggestions as to what agencies might accept my submissions?

  31. The page title says “2022” yet the comments clearly indicate this was created in 2020. Let me tell ya . . . that’s pretty deceiving considering SO MUCH has chnaged in 2 years!

    I signed my first (and so far only) agent in 2020. I spent YEARS building a social media platform prior to that to prove to agents that there WAS interest in my book genre, only to have my new agent love my ideas so much, he TOOK THEM and started his OWN social media empire and QUIT representing his clients (without telling them).

    So no, I wouldn’t trust ANYTHING written from 2020-2021 regarding agents!

  32. Although this information was, no doubt, intended to be useful to authors, I found while going down the entire list, that several agents no longer work at the listed agencies, others don’t accept chapter books and several are not accepting any submissions. I realize that this is older info, but just so others know that the status of many has changed in two years.

  33. Hi, I am a new author seeking an agent and publisher to print my books. They are Christian based with pertinent stories about four children dealing with everyday challenges. Where do I start ?

  34. Hello, I got my Children’s book published on my own.It came out well and it has potential. It just started to hit the stores. I’m a first time author and I’m looking for a Children’s book agent to help me best market my story.

  35. I have been writing children’s stories for a number of years as a hobby. Now, I would like to take my hobby to the next level.

    After careful research, I have decided to present this children’s story for your consideration. My hope is to give children a memorable experience while allowing adults the ability to laugh and remember. I am hoping our collaboration can bring my stories wider distribution.

    I look forward to your reply.


    Michael Gates

  36. I am looking for an agent. I went the self publishing route with my last children’s book, “God’s Promise of Faith”, and do not want to go that route again. My new story, Miesha, The Wonder Calf, has been edited and all illustrations were beautifully water colored by an artist. It too, like my first book has a christian element with the main character having a strong voice. Miesha’s unusual and endearing antics instantly win her the love and admiration of everyone she comes in contact with.

  37. Thank you for this helpful list. How do I find literary agents interested in children’s picture books? I am an author, not an illustrator, but see many agents who are solely interested in author/illustrator writers when it comes to picture books.

  38. Hi I am interested in working with agent James McGowan.

    I have already published a book “Joyful Physics Volume 1 Learning by Experiencing” on Amazon and in stores. It is Physics for children.

    Visit Website for insight:www.drgunjanraizada.com

    I am looking for an agent for my second book.

  39. I’m looking for an agent for a 7000 word story for parents who are interested in attention based meditation/ mindfulness meditation and an understanding of time and timelessness. I’m told it is an enchanting story and makes the whole topic understandable. I am an experienced writer having published a number of non fiction books.

  40. Hello,
    My nameis charles gayhart. I have a children manuscript called snowy the glowy solar bear. I’d like to send it to someone in your agency but it’s not a picture book only literature. I can draw pictures if it is a must. Would you be so kind to let me know if you are interested.
    Thanks, a lot!

  41. Wow What a great list of agents that you have compiled and written very well. I appreciate the time it took for you to compile this list. I will be using the info.
    Thank you so much.

  42. Hello!

    I am looking for a literary agent. I have a set of ten picture books for ages 4-6 that highlight managing a range of emotions and targeting mindfulness. I have self published a parenting book that is already on amazing but I would love to go through a publishing house for this set and have many more lined up. How do I find the contact info for these agents?

  43. I am a blind Black lesbian in a wheelchair with mental health issues.

    In spite of all these very obvious advantages, I am getting no offers. Is this because I didn’t go to Oxford or Cambridge?