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Please note I'm currently closed to unsolicited submissions as I work through requested material. However, I frequently participate in Twitter pitch events even while closed and have met clients through #DVpit, #PBPitch, and #KidLitArtPostcard.

If you have a personal referral or have received a request from me, please submit to and mention the connection. All other submissions to this address will be deleted.

I will announce here, on social media, and on Query Manager when reopening to general submissions. Submission instructions for those periods are below:

If you're writing and/or illustrating for the children's book market and think we may be a fit to work together, please use the online form at to submit your work.

Please include a query letter with a one sentence hook, one or two paragraph summary of the work, and one paragraph bio introducing yourself. Please also include a sample of your text and/or illustrations:

  • For picture book authors, please submit one complete manuscript.

  • For picture book illustrators, portfolios are welcome if you do not write, but an author-illustrated picture book dummy is preferred.

  • For novels, please submit the first ten pages.

  • For graphic novels, please link to a pitch packet. Author-illustrated projects are preferred.

I will request additional work if interested in the above sample.

I will respond to each query and apologize in advance that I will not be able to give feedback on most projects.

I will also respond on all requested work, though it may take several months. If I do not respond within 6 weeks, you may follow up on the status once a month.

All submissions are confidential.

Diverse creators are encouraged to submit.

All submissions will be assumed to be with other agents unless exclusivity is noted in your cover letter. In the event I offer representation, I will be happy to answer any questions and to allow at least two weeks for you to close out outstanding submissions. In the event you are offered representation by another agent or receive an offer from a publisher, please request at least two weeks to get back to the offering party and notify me of your deadline immediately by emailing with subject line OFFER RECEIVED: [YOUR NAME AND TITLE].

You can see my wishlist at

Thanks for your interest in working together!