Founded in February 2022 by Janine Le, Janine Le Literary Agency is a full-service agency representing authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Janine brings to her venture the classic training of over twelve years working closely with leading children's book agents, experience supporting the various career needs of children’s book luminaries and debut creators alike, and an entrepreneurial spirit to meet today's challenges.
Janine was most recently Agent and Foreign Rights Manager at Sheldon Fogelman Agency, where she spent nearly twelve years negotiating contracts, bookkeeping, managing foreign rights, and otherwise supporting agency clients, while building her own client list. She was previously an intern in the children’s department at Sterling Lord Literistic and completed NYU's Summer Publishing Institute. Janine graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University with honors in English (Creative Writing), where she interned with literary magazine West Branch.
Janine enjoys the balance of creative-minded and business-minded work and loves pushing her clients to reach their projects’ potential in the developmental stages and advocating for them from submissions onward. Janine has served as faculty for events with The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and donated critiques for several charitable campaigns. She finds balance in life by adventuring with her husband, two young children, and dog.
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SCBWI Utah/Southern Idaho Critique-a-Palooza reviewer, May 2023
Children's Book Academy The Ultimate Craft & Business of Writing, Illustrating, & Publishing Children's Picture Books guest co-teacher, January 2023
We Need Diverse Books Holiday Auction critique donor, December 2022
SCBWI Michigan Critique Carousel reviewer, November 2022
Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature One-on-One Plus Conference mentor, October 2022
Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators virtual meeting speaker, June 2022
SCBWI Iowa/Minnesota illustrator online conference speaker, May 2022