Friday, February 21, 2014

New Middle Grade and Picture Book Calls

IMPORTANT NOTE: CHECK EDITOR GUIDELINES TO SEE WHO IS OPEN TO UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS. GO BY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, ONLY.

Mary Kate Castellani (Senior Editor at Bloomsbury; Facebook: www.facebook.com/marykate.castellani; Twitter: @MKCastellani) wants character-driven middle-grade. She'd "love to see a character just starting to find his or her way in the world, regardless of genre."
In picture books, she'd "love quirky, funny, wholly unique picture books. Ones that leave lots of room for illustrations."

Danielle M. Smith (Literary agent,http://forewordliterary.com/foreword/danielle-smith/) seeks author/illustrators w/unique PBs and/or MGs. Illustrators she loves: Jon Klassen, Allison Jay, Marla Frazer, Molly Idle, and Sophie Blackall. Also "MG novels that make me sob...or have me laughing hysterically" for hours/days with strong voice and characters.

Michelle Witte (http://michellewittebooks.com/; Twitter: @michellewitte) wants children's narrative nonfiction, and magical realism in MG. She is currently re-open to slush.

Roseanne Wells (http://www.jdlit.com/; Twitter: @RivetingRosie) wants MG with driving characters/voice. Also smart girls doing unexpected things.

Kristin Daly Rens (Editor: PBs&MG at Balzer + Bray; Twitter: @Kristin_rens) wants epic fantasy MG.

Rena Bunder Rosser (Literary/Foreign Rights Agent at Deborah Harris Agency; Twitter: @skyhorsepub) wants magical realism in the Middle East with "deserts and shuks...camels", etc. MG




Disclosure: the "wants" were taken from a public Tumbler feed. Requests for materials other than PBs/MG were excluded. Links came from my own online research.


12 comments:

  1. I wonder if Danielle Smith would look at picture books that addresses social and family issues?

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    1. Jackie, I scoured these from the web, so I'm afraid I am not able to answer those questions. In the future, I hope to have direct posts from agents/editors.

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  2. Are there any agents looking for early readers of 2000 words or less?

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  3. Hi, this is a great idea for a blog. So helpful, thank you! I am wondering where this information was gathered from. Did they send it to you or did you put it together from their blogs, twitter, etc.?

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    1. Heather, this particular post came from a public Tumblr feed. I excluded posts for adult materials, etc. In the future, posts will come from whatever I may happen to dig up in the public domain. It may be from blogs, twitter, contests, writing sites, etc. It may help writers find their perfect match. If you know of something I can post publicly, please send. Thanks!

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    2. I see you changed up the post, nice! It can certainly be helpful to see where the information has come from. We share what we come across in the Sub It Club twitter feed if you want to follow along there @SubItClub https://twitter.com/SubItClub

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  4. Helpful post! Thanks for organizing these requests and links!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the comment.

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  5. Great post! Very helpful. Do you know how to sub to
    Mary Kate Castellani? I can't find it anywhere. Thanks!

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    1. Sharonchriscoe, I wish I could help you out more. I am sharing what I find, but she may only want agented submissions.

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