Monday, July 6, 2009

Mark McVeigh launches new agency

The McVeigh Agency
345 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011-3035

Representing writers, illustrators, photographers and graphic novelists of books for adults and children.

Mark McVeigh was an editor for Simon & Shuster's Aladdin imprint. Before that he was an editor with Dutton, Scholastic, Random House and HarperCollins. He has now opened his own literary agency.

Adult writing areas of interest: Fiction of all kinds, nonfiction (especially) biographies and history), memoir, photo books on fashion, art, architecture, and more, graphic novels.

Juvenile areas of interest: Picture books that are character driven, funny, and with a totally kid-centric hook; chapter books, middle-grade books for both boys and girls, especially manuscripts that have series potential; young adult of all sorts, from comic to angst-y, from envelope-pushing, issue-based to swooningly romantic; graphic novels; unusual or very topical nonfiction."
For both adult and children's: Illustrators with an arresting look and a versatile style who are capable of illustrating picture books, covers, and interior art. Photographers with the skill to handle both commercial and more literary projects.

McVeigh especially wants: "Books with particular appeal to children and adults of color. This country is based on the idea of a melting pot, and I want my clients and their books to reflect that. No matter what color you are, I want to represent books that resonate with you and your world. Writers shape the books they write, but these books shape the people who read them: I’m totally aware of this and committed to growing the list of successful authors and illustrators of color."

Submissions: Unsolicited queries should go to


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