89 Children’s Book Literary Agents Now Accepting Submissions image

If you’ve written a children’s book and want to get a traditional publishing deal, you’ll need to work with a literary agent who specializes in bringing children’s books to market.

The children’s book market is very big, and there are many sub-genres or sub-markets inside the children’s book market. There are children’s picture books, children’s literature, board books, concept books, picture story books, early reader books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, tween fiction, and young adult (YA) novels.

These different niches represent entirely different markets, so it’s not enough to just find any old agent or publisher to work with. You need to make sure you select a literary agent and publisher who really understand your book and your market.

List of Children’s Book Agent

Here’s our list of 89 literary agents that currently accept submissions for children’s books.

We highly recommend you read our full guide to finding a literary agent and make sure you do your research before writing a query letter or contacting any literary agents.

1. Adriann Ranta Zurhellen

Agency Link: www.foundrymedia.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/adriann-ranta-zurhellen/

2. Alexandra Levick

Agency Link: www.writershouse.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alexandra-levick/

3. Ali Herring

Agency Link: www.spencerhillassociates.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ali-herring/

4. Alice Sutherland-Hawes

Agency Link: www.madeleinemilburn.co.uk

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alice-sutherland-hawes/

5. Alyssa Jennette

Agency Link: www.stonesong.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/alyssa-jennette/

6. Amy Stern

Agency Link: www.sheldonfogelmanagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-stern/

7. Andrea Cascardi

Agency Link: www.transatlanticagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/andrea-cascardi/

8. Andrea Somberg

Agency Link: www.harveyklinger.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/andrea-somberg-new/

9. Anna Olswanger

Agency Link: www.olswanger.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/anna-olswanger/

10. Ashley Collom

Agency Link: www.defliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ashley-collom/

11. Aubrey Poole

Agency Link: www.jimmypatterson.org

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/aubrey-poole/

12. Ben Grange

Agency Link: www.lperkinsagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ben-grange/

13. Brent Taylor

Agency Link: www.triadaus.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/brent-taylor-2/

14. Brooks Sherman

Agency Link: www.janklowandnesbit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/brooks-sherman/

15. Cari Lamba

Agency Link: www.jdlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cari-lamba/

16. Carlisle Webber

Agency Link: www.fuseliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/carlie-webber/

17. Carrie Pestritto

Agency Link: www.ldlainc.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/carrie-pestritto/

18. Cindy Uh

Agency Link: www.thompsonliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/cindy-uh/

19. Claire Draper

Agency Link: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/claire-draper/

20. Claire Friedman

Agency Link: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/claire-friedman/

21. Colleen Oefelein

Agency Link: www.jdlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/colleen-oefelein/

22. Dongwon Song

Agency Link: www.morhaimliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/dongwon-song/

23. Elana Roth Parker

Agency Link: www.ldlainc.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/elana-roth-parker/

24. Erica Bauman

Agency Link: www.aevitascreative.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/erica-bauman/

25. Gemma Cooper

Agency Link: www.thebentagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/gemma-cooper/

26. Hannah Fergesen

Agency Link: www.ktliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hannah-fergesen/

27. Hattie Grunewald

Agency Link: www.blakefriedmann.co.uk

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hattie-grunewald/

28. Hilary Harwell

Agency Link: www.ktliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hilary-harwell/

29. Hillary Jacobson

Agency Link: www.icmpartners.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hillary-jacobson/

30. James Mcgowan

Agency Link: www.bookendsliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/james-mcgowan/

31. Jennifer Azantian

Agency Link: www.azantianlitagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-azantian/

32. Jennifer Chen Tran

Agency Link: www.bradfordlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-chen-tran/

33. Jennifer Laughran

Agency Link: www.andreabrownlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-laughran/

34. Jennifer March Soloway

Agency Link: www.andreabrownlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jennifer-march-soloway/

35. Jess Dallow

Agency Link: www.browerliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jess-dallow/

36. Jessica Mileo

Agency Link: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessica-mileo/

37. Jessica Sinsheimer

Agency Link: www.sarahjanefreymann.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jessica-sinsheimer/

38. Jim Mccarthy

Agency Link: www.dystel.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jim-mccarthy/

39. Joanna Volpe

Agency Link: www.newleafliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/joanna-volpe/

40. John Cusick

Agency Link: www.foliojr.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/john-cusick/

41. Jordy Albert

Agency Link: www.thebookeralbertagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/jordy-albert/

42. Kaitlyn Johnson

Agency Link: www.corvisieroagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kaitlyn-johnson/

43. Kathleen Rushall

Agency Link: www.andreabrownlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kathleen-rushall/

44. Kelly Sonnack

Agency Link: www.andreabrownlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kelly-sonnack/

45. Kelly Van Sant

Agency Link: www.redsofaliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kelly-van-sant/

46. Kemi Faderin

Agency Link: www.dystel.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kemi-faderin/

47. Kirsten Carleton

Agency Link: www.prospectagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kirsten-carleton/

48. Kurestin Armada

Agency Link: www.psliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kurestin-armada/

49. Lauren Spieller

Agency Link: www.triadaus.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lauren-spieller/

50. Leon Husock

Agency Link: www.lperkinsagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/leon-husock/

51. Linda Camacho

Agency Link: www.prospectagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/linda-camacho/

52. Linda Epstein

Agency Link: www.emeraldcityliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/linda-epstein/

53. Lisa Rodgers

Agency Link: www.awfulagent.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lisa-rodgers/

54. Lydia Shamah

Agency Link: www.carolmannagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/lydia-shamah/

55. Madeleine Milburn

Agency Link: www.madeleinemilburn.co.uk

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/madeleine-milburn/

56. Maria Vicente

Agency Link: www.psliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/maria-vicente/

57. Marie Lamba

Agency Link: www.jdlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/marie-lamba/

58. Marietta B. Zacker

Agency Link: www.galltzacker.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/marietta-b-zacker/

59. Marisa Corvisiero

Agency Link: www.corvisieroagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/marisa-corvisiero/

60. Mary C. Moore

Agency Link: www.kimberleycameron.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/mary-c-moore-2/

61. Melissa Edwards

Agency Link: www.stonesong.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/melissa-edwards/

62. Michael Bourret

Agency Link: www.dystel.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/821/

63. Michelle Witte

Agency Link: www.mansionstreet.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/michelle-witte/

64. Moe Ferrara

Agency Link: www.bookendsliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/moe-ferrara/

65. Molly O’Neill

Agency Link: www.rootliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/molly-oneill/

66. Natalie Lakosil

Agency Link: www.bradfordlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist:
www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/natalie-lakosil/

67. Penny Moore

Agency Link: www.empireliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/penny-moore/

68. Peter Knapp

Agency Link: www.parkliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/peter-knapp/

69. Polly Nolan

Agency Link: www.greenhouseliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/polly-nolan/

70. Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Agency Link: www.foliolit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rachel-ekstrom-courage/

71. Rena Rossner

Agency Link: www.thedeborahharrisagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/rena-rossner/

72. Roseanne Wells

Agency Link: www.jdlit.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/roseanne-wells/

73. Samantha Wekstein

Agency Link: www.writershouse.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/samantha-wekstein/

74. Sarah Davies

Agency Link: www.greenhouseliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sarah-davies/

75. Sarah Gerton

Agency Link: www.curtisbrown.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sarah-gerton/

76. Sarah Landis

Agency Link: www.sll.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sarah-landis/

77. Sarah Negovetich

Agency Link: www.corvisieroagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sarah-negovetich/

78. Shannon Hassan

Agency Link: www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/shannon-hassan/

79. Stacey Graham

Agency Link: www.redsofaliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/stacey-graham-new/

80. Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Agency Link: www.redfoxliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/stephanie-fretwell-hill/

81. Susan Hawk

Agency Link: www.upstartcrowliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/susan-hawk/

82. Tanusri Prasanna

Agency Link: www.foundrymedia.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tanusri-prasanna/

83. Tess Callero

Agency Link: www.curtisbrown.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tess-callero/

84. Thao Le

Agency Link: www.dijkstraagency.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/thao-le/

85. Thérèse Coen

Agency Link: www.hardmanswainson.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/therese-coen/

86. Tina Dubois

Agency Link: www.icmpartners.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tina-wexler/

87. Tracy Marchini

Agency Link: www.bookendsliterary.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/tracy-marchini/

88. Whitney Ross

Agency Link: www.irenegoodman.com

Manuscript Wishlist: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/whitney-ross/

 

You can also check out our list of literary agents for each genre:

 

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