Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 17, 2016

Opportunity: Agent Building List

A few days ago I told you about the Scholarships available for the 2016 Craft and Business of Illustrating Children’s Books! Great News – The Applications DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SATURDAY AUGUST 20th!!! – Click here to apply
Shannon_Powers_McIntosh_and_OtisSHANNON POWERS is a graduate of New York University. She began her career in publishing at McIntosh and Otis as an intern in 2011, and then went on to intern at The Book Report Network and W.W. Norton & Company. She has also worked as a bookseller. She returned to M&O in 2014, where she assists Shira Hoffman and Christa Heschke and is also looking to build her own list as a junior agent.

Shannon is interested in representing a range of both adult and children’s genres. Above all, she looks for projects with a strong hook, smart plotting, memorable characters, and an addictive voice. She is open to both lighter projects and projects with a darker edge.

In YA and middle grade, she is searching for mysteries and thrillers with high emotional stakes, projects with romantic elements (whether fun or angsty), horror, light sci-fi or fantasy, and contemporary with a unique premise.

For adult, her reading interests include literary fiction, mystery, horror, popular history, and romance.

Twitter: @S_E_Powers / Blog: Spine & Page

How to Submit:  To query Shannon Powers please email: Please include all text in the body of the email as outlined in the M&O submission guidelines. Emails containing attachments will not be opened and will be automatically deleted due to security reasons.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Great info.! Good luck to Shannon. I look forward to submitting as soon as I finish my current work!


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