Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 20, 2011

Announcement: Meet Agent Stephen Fraser

Stephen Fraser, Literary agent at Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency is joining the faculty of the New Jersey Soceity of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators on June 3rd – 5th at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Princeton, NJ.

This is the first time that Stephen has attended an New Jersey event, but I think you will agree he is a good addition.

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 such creative talents as Mary Engelbreit, Gregory Maguire, Michael Hague, Ann Rinaldi, Kathryn Lasky, Brent Hartinger, Stephen Mitchell, and Dan Gutman. He began his career at Highlights for Children and later worked at Scholastic and Simon & Schuster. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, he has a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Simmons College in Boston. He represents both children’s and adult books in a wide range of genres.

What He’s Looking For:

Interests: Children’s picture books to young adult and select adult fiction and non-fiction.

Currently he is 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.

Literary Ramblings has a number of quotes from Stephen and links to the interview that goes with the quote.  Here’s there link:

If you are late coming to the party and still want to register and get a critique, we now have a few spots with Stephens acceptance.  Please contact me ASAP, if you want one.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. What is this about critiques?


    • Angela,

      Stephen is joining us at our annual conference – June, 8th, 9th, and 10th. He will be doing critiques and listening to pitches. Plus there will be other editors and agents. Right now we have 20 lined up. Maybe you can join us.



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