Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 28, 2009

Transatlantic Literary Agency

agent_10Andrea Cascardi has more than twenty years experience in book publishing. Beginning as an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin and moved up the ranks at several major New York Publishing house (including Scholastic, Crown/Random House and Hyperion) to become Assistant Publishing Director for Knopf and Crown Books for Young Readers before joining TLA. Among the award-winning authors and celebrities whose children’s books she edited are Faith Ringgold, Karen Hesse, Julia Alvarez, Raffi, Tim Burton, and Wendy Wasserstein. She also wrote two books for parents about choosing the best books, audio, and video for children, and reviewed children’s book for the Boston Parents’ Paper. Andrea has also taught children’s book publishing for master’s degree-level students at Pace University.

Areas of interest: Currently only considering commercial young adult and middle grade grade fiction – humorous, or edgy, with a strong voice. No historical fiction, high fantasy, or science fiction.  Also represents children’s illustrators.

Submission Guidelines: By referral only, please submit a query with outline and SASE. Send manuscripts only when requested by the agent. Manuscripts will not be returned except at the expense of the author. No electronic queries or submissions.

Contact Information

Mailing address:
TLA Inc.
P.O. Box 349
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-0349

Telephone: (516) 255-9597

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