Thursday, October 15, 2009

Teresa Kietlinski joins Prospect Agency

Prospect Agency
285 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
(Near the Bronx Zoo)

"Prospect Agency represents adult, young adult, and children's literature, we are currently looking for the next generation of writers and illustrators to shape the literary landscape.

“We're a young agency and that's good for you because we're definitely looking for new talent! Agency specialties are romance, women's fiction, literary fiction, urban fantasy and sci-fi, mysteries, young adult/children's literature, and picture book writers and illustrators. We are also open to strong memoirs, narrative non-fiction and selective works of non-fiction from authors with strong established areas of expertise”

Teresa Kietlinski joined Prospect Agency in 2009 after thirteen happy years of working in the publishing industry at Disney-Hyperion, Dial Books for Young Readers, Viking Children's Books, William Morrow and Company, and St. Martin's Press. Teresa has designed and art directed hundreds of children's books of all sizes and shapes, and has worked with amazing talents including Kevin Sherry, David Sonam, LeUyen Pham, Boris Kulikov, Kadir Nelson, Brian Karas and Amy Young. She is now very excited to be on the other side of the fence, representing illustrators and authors whose work she really admires.
As an agent, Teresa is particularly interested in artists who both write and illustrate, but she's looking for anyone who will inspire and spark great things in both children and adults. Now what can you do with a pencil or mousepad?

Teresa lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She loves to laugh really hard, drink margaritas, and get caught in the rain (not necessarily in that order). She reads and writes poetry, has a fondness for cupcakes, and listens to international music. Cesaria Evora and Coraline Clement are always playing while she works. She is a huge Roald Dahl fan and is inspired by all the wacky, witty, and wondrous things around her. To see some recent books that Teresa designed or art directed, click here. Happy Creating!

Submission guidelines: Submit a query letter, three chapters and a brief synopsis through the website here. (Don not submit via mail or email.)
Note: On Nov 14, Brian Henry will be moderating the seminar "Strategies for Getting Published," at Ryerson University in Toronto. This is your chance to get your questions answered by the most knowledgeable people in the publishing industry. Our three panelists will be literary agent Marie Campbell of Transatlantic Literary, Beverley Daurio, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Mercury Press, and Jack David, co-publisher, ECW. Full details here.

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


  1. Hi Brian,
    I wanted to submit a query to Vivian Chum, but when I visited the Prospect Agency's website, she was not listed as one of their current agents.

    Also, submissions must be processed online via their website--authors must choose from a drop down list. She was not mentioned there either.

    No mention of her anywhere...

    I also placed a phone call to their office to confirm whether or not she was still with their agency. That was a couple of days ago, and I haven't received a return phone call, one way or the other.

    Something might be a little off in Denmark...

  2. Thanks, Vivian.

    I've checked it out and Vivian Chum does seem to have left Prospect Agency, so I've removed the reference to her from the posting.


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