Thursday, February 25, 2010

New agent looking for Young Adult and Middle-Grade books

D4EO Literary Agency
7 Indian Valley Road
Weston, CT 06883

Mandy Hubbard has joined D4EO Literary Agency, where she is now building her list, focusing on Young Adult and Middle-Grade fiction. Mandy is interested in a broad range of YA/MG, whether they be contemporary or historical, fantasy/paranormal or realistic. She loves books with a heavy focus on romance, as well as “issue books” with a strong voice. If your book has a high concept or a big hook, she wants to see it.

If your story includes portals to fantasy worlds, wizards or dragons, it’s probably not for her. Please, no chapter books, pictures books, poetry, non-fiction, or books for the adult market.

Before joining D4EO, Mandy interned at The Bent Agency, but she began her career in publishing on the other side of the desk: as an author. Her debut novel, Prada and Prejudice (Razorbill/Penguin) is a teen novel. Released in June of 2009 it’s now in its fifth printing. She has four other books under contract, divided among Harlequin, Llewellyn Flux, and Razorbill/Penguin.
Check out Mandy's Blog here:  

Submissions: Send your query letter, along with the first five pages of your manuscript (both pasted into the body of an e-mail) to

D4eo Literary was founded by Robert (Bob) Diforio in 1989. Diforio has been in the publishing industry for 40 years, including 17 years at New American Library Dutton\Penguin USA from VP Sales to President and Publisher, Chairman and CEO. D4EO doesn’t have a website.

Note: In the spring, Brian Henry will be leading a number of "How to Get Published" workshops: in Gravenhurst on April 17, Moncton, NB, on April 23, Peterborough on April 24, Kingston on April 25, in Uxbridge on May 8, and Hamilton on May 15. Email for details:

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

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