Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two new agents at Pippin Properties seek children's books

Pippin Properties 
155 East 38th Street
Suite 2H
New York, NY 10016
http://www.pippinproperties.com/

Pippin Properties is a small agency devoted primarily to picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels, but we also represent adult projects on occasion. Pippin represents publishing greats such as Kate DiCamillo, David Small, Peter H. Reynolds, Kathi Appelt, and Doreen Cronin, among many more. We are always on the lookout for writers and illustrators who take the challenge of creating books seriously and are willing to give the publishing world nothing less than their very best. 

Joan Slattery
Joan Slattery will join Pippin as literary agent and contracts manager on November 1st 2010! Joan has been at Random House for 20 years, most recently as senior executive editor for Knopf Children’s.
She can be reached at jslattery@pippinproperties.com

Elena Mechlin began her publishing career in subsidiary rights, moved on to children’s book marketing and then a stint in audio and joined Pippin Properties in June of 2009.  Like all new agents, she needs authors.  Elena loves funny picture books, is averse to rhyming texts, likes goofy middle grade, and is on the hunt for some hot YA!

If you are a writer who is interested in submitting a manuscript to Pippin, please email a query letter to info@pippinproperties.com

Include a synopsis of the work(s), your background and/or publishing history, and anything else you think is relevant. Unfortunately, we are not a large enough agency to respond to each query individually. If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please understand that we have read and considered your query, and have concluded that we are not the right agency to represent your work at this time. If we do request additional material, we would appreciate the exclusive opportunity to review it for one month.

For illustrators interested in submitting their work, please send an initial query letter detailing your background in publishing or illustration and any other pertinent information. Links to websites with examples of your work are extremely helpful. If we are interested in seeing more of your work, we will either request that you send digital files, such as jpegs, or hard copies to be mailed to our office.

Complete submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry has a couple of "How to Get Published" workshops coming up. The agents guest-speaking at these workshops are looking for new clients. Brian will be in London on November 6 with guest Tina Tsallas of Great Titles Literary Agency (details here) and in Mississauga on December 4 with guest Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency (details here).

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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