Claire’s Wishlist: Claire is looking for author-illustrated picture books, but is also in the market for a few Middle Grade and young adult manuscripts. For middle-grade, she is looking for stories with strong narrative voices, quirky coming-of-age stories, and books that incorporate graphic or illustrative elements. Submission Instructions: Queries can be sent to …

Kortney Price of Holloway Literary is interested in Middle Grade (as well as young adult and new adult fiction). She has a special interest in manuscripts that feature characters within the special needs community. She is looking for all types of Middle Grade stories, specifically ones centered around adventure or …

We love sharing news with our readers and today we are happy to announce an new publishing group that is open to unsolicited middle grade manuscripts. Winding Path Publications, a new independent children’s book press, is planning to launch next summer. They are currently looking for titles to add to their front …

Hot off the presses! The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency has a new agent and she is looking for middle grade fiction! Meet Suzy Evans – Suzy holds a Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley. Her most recent books include Machiavelli for Moms (Simon & Schuster) and Forgotten Crimes: The Holocaust and People with Disabilities. …

Congratulations you’ve written a book! You are ready to dip your toe into the ocean called submission. STOP. Whether you’ve made one or hundreds of revisions to your query letter or manuscript, take a moment and read this book. I love the way Carolyn Howard-Johnson describes one of the biggest …

I was thrilled when the wonderful literary agent, and all around great person, Susan Hawk, from The Bent Agency agreed to do a MGM interview. I wasn’t surprised, however, because she’s MY agent and I knew already of her generous and awesome nature. Here’s a quick Ten Questions with Susan Hawk. Enjoy! …