Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 10, 2010

Publishing Industry Changes

Adams Literary is exclusively dedicated to representing the finest children’s book authors and artists.  Their clients’ work spans every age and every genre—from picture books to middle-grade and young adult fiction, from historical novels and fantasy to books that tackle important contemporary issues, though they have a fondness for middle-grade and young adult novels with memorable characters and a unique voice.  They are looking for literary stories, high-concept speculative fiction, unique fantasy adventure, humor, and characterdriven picture books. We gravitate toward the timeless, not the trendy. We don’t typically handle textbooks, novelty, craft, how-to or coloring books—and they don’t handle any adult works.

They think of themselves as matchmakers—connecting authors and artists with editors and publishers, and young readers with unforgettable books—our first priority is to ensure our clients have the peace of mind to concentrate on their characters, not their contracts.

Quinlan Lee is now working for them as an agent.  Prior to joining Adams Literary, Quinlan worked for eight years as a freelance children’s writer for Scholastic, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, working on licensed projects for Clifford Puppy Days, Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty and the Planet Earth series.

She has worked with Adams Literary for a couple of years, and is interested in finding new authors.

 

Kate Mills has been promoted to vp, contracts at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade and reference division, where she has worked for 27 years.

MARIA CARVAINIS AGENCY, INC.
1350 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2905
New York  NY  10019
Phone: (212)245-6365
Fax: (212)245-7196
E-Mail:
mca@mariacarvainisagency.com

Chelsea Gilmore has joined the Maria Carvainis Agency. Most recently, Gilmore was an editor at Avalon. She will focus on women’s fiction, literary fiction, mystery-suspense, pop culture, and YA books.

Happy hunting!

Kathy

 


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