Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 11, 2017

Agent Looking for Clients – Erica Rand Silverman – Stimola Literary Studio

Erica Rand Silverman Senior Agent

Erica’s primary interest is in books for and about children. She has worked with some of the most exciting new talent and treasured mainstays in the industry as well as the estates of our favorite classics. Erica represents picture books through young adult and the occasional adult nonfiction project in parenting, humor and wellness. She received her degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Master of Arts degree in Theater from Hunter College. Before joining the studio in 2016, she was an English and Theater Teacher and Dean at a NYC public high school and a Senior Literary Agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. Erica is a tireless advocate for her clients and proud to be a part of an industry that is so thoughtfully shaping young minds.

Erica is mostly interested in finding new author-illustrators and is looking for a diverse array of voices, perspectives and styles. She occasionally falls in a love with a chapter book, middle grade or YA project that I cannot refuse. These usually tend to lean toward contemporary realistic, magical realism, romance or humor.

Submission Guidelines


Eclectic in tastes but not in standards, the Stimola Literary Studio, highly selective in representation, invites unsolicited queries on picture books, novels, and graphic novels, as well as select projects in nonfiction, most of the year. While we have always striven to provide the courtesy of response to all queries, the extraordinarily large number now received makes that no longer possible. We can only respond now to those we wish to pursue further and will not be responsible for manuscripts submitted without regard to this policy, which supersedes any information listed in writers’ guides or on other websites.

Please do not query multiple agents. If your project is better suited to another agent at the Studio, we are happy to share with each other.

If they wish to review your work, you will receive a response within two weeks. If they request material for review, They will provide feedback in 4-6 weeks.

At present, they are MOST interested in:
  • Author/ illustrators
  • Great Read Aloud texts and ones that put a new spin on evergreen topics
  • Humorous middle grade, especially for boys
  • Spare of language/illustrated picturebooks for the very young
  • Middle grade/young adult mysteries with a fun “puzzling” dimension
  • Young adult novels: contemporary, fantasy, fantasy with historical underpinnings, mystery/thrillers
  • Multi-cultural middle or teen fantasy (African, eastern, middle eastern)
  • Magical Realism
  • Graphic novels for early, middle and YA
  • Picture book biography
  • Nonfiction, with crossover appeal in adult markets
  • And, just to keep things interesting… we are also looking to add to our growing list of parenting and cookbook titles with unique concepts and niche market appeal!
We are NOT interested in:
  • Picture book texts of 1000 words or more
  • Fables, folklore or traditional fairytales
  • “Mood pieces”
  • Stories for “all ages”
  • Educational workbooks/activity books
  • Nonfiction for institutional markets

Use this link to submit:

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. Great article. Always good to find out what people like.


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