Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 14, 2016

Agent Ginger Knowlton – Curtis Brown

Ginger Knowlton, Executive Vice President

Great Opportunity to query a great agent at a great agency. Ginger Knowlton is now accepting email queries.

Ginger Knowlton, Executive Vice President

Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown represents a diverse list of authors and illustrators of picture books, middle-grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Her client list includes new and emerging writers as well as Newbery Medalists, Newbery and Printz Honor winners, Edgar and Lambda winners, New York Times bestsellers, and a host of other talented clients. Ginger has served on the Board of Directors of both the Association of Authors’ Representatives in NYC and the Friends of the Library in her hometown in Westchester County.

Ginger is currently accepting email queries from authors and illustrators of all children’s book genres, including YA. Please send your query letter and contact information along with the first ten pages of your manuscript or art samples to and she will respond only if she’s interested in seeing more, usually within three to four weeks. Please include “gkquery” in the subject line of your email. If you prefer to query by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Query Tips:

“I think it would help if authors put ‘query’ as the subject line. Also, if authors who query me don’t hear back within a month, please feel free to send a gentle nudge along with the original email. Please don’t send attachments unless I request it.” (Link)

“Smart, funny, and engaging letters catch my eye. It’s best to include at least a first page of a longer manuscript with your query, and an entire picture book if that’s what you write. Let me see what you want me to sell.” (Link)

Response Times:

The agency’s stated response time is 6-8 weeks. Ms. Knowlton usually responds within a month, often around two weeks. Response times on requested material are limited but suggest a range of 1-2 months.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Always exciting to see agents open for submissions. Thanks, Kathy.


  2. Thank you for this post Kathy! Very helpful!


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