Posted by: ediehemingway | September 13, 2010

Top 20 Picture Book Agents in Publishers Marketplace

I thought this might be of interest to our  regional “picture book” authors!
_Aug 6, 2010_ (http://www.suite101.com/daily.cfm/2010-08-06) _Brenda
Sturgis_ (http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/brendasturgis)
Being a literary agent in today’s children’s literature world is no easy
task, but here you will find the top 20 dealmakers in the picture book
genre, 2010.

The world of children’s literature is packed with promise and savvy
literary agents, listed below are the top 20 dealmakers as of August 6, 2010.
Top 20 Dealmakers
1. _Brenda Bowen _ (http://www.greenburger.com/) (Sanford J.
Greenburger Associates) 19 deals in the last 12 months.
2. _Steven Malk _ (http://www.writershouse.com/) (Writers House) 16
deals in the last 12 months.
3. _Kelly Sonnack_ (http://www.andreabrownlit.com/) (Andrea Brown
Literary Agency) 10 deals in the last 12 months.
4. _Ginger Knowlton _ (http://www.curtisbrown.com/) (Curtis Brown) 8
deals in the last 12 months.
5. _Rosemary Stimola _ (http://stimolaliterarystudio.com/) (Stimola
Literary Studio) 7 deals in the last 12 months.
6. _Edward Necarsulmer IV _ (http://www.mcintoshandotis.com/)
(McIntosh & Otis) 6 deals in the last 12 months.
7. _Anna Olswanger _ (http://www.lizadawsonassociates.com/) (Liza
Dawson Associates) 6 deals in the last 12 months.
8. _Tina Wexler _ (http://icmtalent.com/) (ICM) 5 deals in the last 12
months.
9. _Erin Murphy _ (http://emliterary.com/) (Erin Murphy Literary
Agency) 4 deals in the last 12 months.
10. _Amy Rennert _
(http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/amyrennert/) (Amy Rennert Agency) 4 deals in the last 12 months.
11. _Holly McGhee _
(http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=0h&oq=Pippen&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS295US296&q=pippen+properties)
(Pippin Properties) 4 deals in the last 12 months.
12. _Jamie Weiss Chilton _ (http://www.andreabrownlit.com/) (Andrea
Brown Literary Agency) 4 deals in the last 12 months.
13. _Tracey Adams _ (http://www.adamsliterary.com/) (Adams Literary) 4
deals in the last 12 months.
14. _Teresa Kietlinski _ (http://www.prospectagency.com/) (Prospect
Agency) 4 deals in the last 12 months.
15. _Stefanie Von Borstel _ (http://www.fullcircleliterary.com/) (Full
Circle Literary) 3 deals in the last 12 months.
16. _Emily van Beek _ (http://www.pippinproperties.com/) (Pippin
Properties) 3 deals in the last 12 months.
17. _Jeff Dwyer _ (http://www.dwyerogrady.com/) (Dwyer & O’Grady) 3
deals in the last 12 months.
18. _Paul Rodeen _ (http://www.rodeenliterary.com/) (Rodeen Literary
Management) 3 deals in the last 12 months.
19. _Stephen Fraser _ (http://www.jdlit.com/) (Jennifer DeChiara
Literary Agency) 3 deals in the last 12 months.
20. _Steven Chudney _ (http://www.thechudneyagency.com/) (The Chudney
Agency) 3 deals in the last 12 months.
Publishers Marketplace

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Responses

  1. Thanks, Edie!

  2. Thanks for posting this great resource.

  3. Yes, I thought this was a great resource, too, and am using it in my search for an agent for our next conference.

  4. Thanks for this!

  5. Thank you for your list.

  6. I have a children’s book to submit called “Britney the Butterfly”.I would like to submit and a query letter.

  7. i would like to here a reply from you.

  8. This is an incredibly helpful listing. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Thank you for this most helpful information. I have self published my first children’s book, Freckles. Can I Play Wiyh You? Will be out in two months. I have four more books in the series ready. I am looking for an agent. Janet

    • Would you suggest to self publish a children’s book after going through the process yourself?

      • I have gone through this process myself several times. I found it to be very enlightening. It involves a lot of your time. If you are willing to do this. I also have presently a book out ages 5 to 10. “Sally to the Rescue.” (Cheryl Leach.) I have book signings locally and expanding. Skypng to several classrooms in Florida. I am looking for an agent for my next book. The ages are 8 to 10. All my stories are Maine based as I am from Maine and like to write about the diversity my state has to offer.

  10. Looking for an children’s book agent to throw some ideas around. I have 6 already written and hoping to do more

  11. […] Picture Book Agents (Many of these handle adult books, too) Edie Hemingway. Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia Region, SCBWI. “As the Eraser Burns:” http://aseraserburns.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/top-20-picture-book-agents-in-publishers-marketplace/ … […]

  12. do you have an UPDATED (2012 / 2013) list?? IF YOU DO THIS CAN YOU EMAIL ME WITH THE POSTING? BREMENSKATER@GMAIL.COM. sorry bout the caps lock… i checked the notify new posts box…

  13. […] today that number has slipped to a mere 10 to 11 percent for most publishers. As articles like “Top 20 Picture Book Agents,” in the August 2010 issue of Publishers Marketplace, reveal, only a few picture books are being […]

  14. Hi my name is Rosalia Comeau, I’m the author of the Children’s book Lala Lili Du y el Planeta de los Sueños. Also this book is Bilingual (Spanish and English) , I’m looking for an agent to help me to Publish my Children’s book in a single version in English language.
    To learn more about my book and to see some book extract please visit. http://www.Lalalilidu.com
    Also this books is a series of four more books. I’m looking forward for your comments.


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