Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 18, 2010

The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency, recently named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writers Digest.

The agency specializes in children’s literature of all ages — picture books, middle-grade, and young adult — but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in traditional and non-traditional arenas.

We work with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Carroll & Graf, etc., as well as audio, web, and electronic publishers where appropriate.  The agency has affiliations with subagents throughout the world, including individual countries in Europe, Eastern Europe,the Far East, and South and Central America.  We also have strong working relationships with several Hollywood agencies.

Stephen Fraser joined the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency as an agent in January 2005. He worked most recently at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where he edited a couple of New Jersey’s talented writers, Ann Rinaldi and Dan Gutman.

They say, “Our doors are always open to new writers and illustrators. Currently we are looking for children’s books for every age – picture books, middle-grade, and young adult – and adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. If in doubt, just query us.”

Remember, you can meet agents, Tracey Adams, Stephen Barbara, Scott Treimel, Sean McCarthy, Mary Kole, Jill Corocoran, and Marissa Walsh at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference June 4th and 5th.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Kathy,
    Have either of these two agents attended a NJSCBWI conference or critique session?


  2. Mary,

    No, I haven’t had anyone from this agency, but I plan to include them in the future, so we’ll know more about them.



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