Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 2, 2018

February Agent of the Month – Scott Treimel

 I am happy to announce that agent Scott Treimel has agreed to be February’s Agent of the Month and critique four first pages submitted. 

He is closed to unsolicited submissions, but if you are a follower of my Writing and Illustrating blog you can submit a full picture book manuscript or a query with the first three pages of a chapter book, middle grade, or young adult novel in the month of February.

PLEASE NOTE – changed information:

To take advantage of this opportunity, please use this email address: kathy(.)temean@gmail(.)com. You MUST put SCOTT TREIMEL FEBRUARY SPECIAL SUBMISSION in the subject box and note you are a follower.

Of course format your submission using one inch margins, 12 point New Times Roman font, double spaced, plus don’t forget your name, address, and contact information.

See bottom of the page for guidelines to participate in the First Page Critiques.

S©ott Treimel NY is a full-service boutique agency representing the intellectual property rights in the work of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens, only: Picture books – Chapter books – Middle Grade books – Young Adult novels – Non-fiction and fiction – all genres. He also represents selected children’s illustrators.

STNY’s client list includes well-known talent and novice creators they believe can sustain long-term careers and are especially proud of the original talent they’ve discovered and the careers they’ve launched.

As members of the Association of Authors Representatives, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, they adhere to the principle that our clients’ interest is always paramount. Our chief responsibility is to maximize the value of our clients’ work and protect their fiduciary interests. They maneuver their clients’ careers within the context of the quickly shifting book market. Here is how they do it.

    • STNY provides hands-on editorial expertise to refine concepts, fine-tune projects, and pre-wash manuscripts. We want to present editors the very best work. Scott Treimel’s long tenure in New York-centric children’s publishing means they target projects to the right editor(s) and the right publishing house(s)— those best able to push they’re authors and illustrators and projects and properties to fulfill their promise.
    • STNY negotiates deal terms with care and negotiates the most protective and advantageous contracts in the business. They oversee all phases of the editorial and publishing process and confirm the accuracy of royalty statements, where mistakes are common enough. They administer the detailed terms of publishing contracts, monitoring how a publisher performs its responsibilities. They offer marketing advice and random support, although we are not in the business of public relations.
    • Finally, STNY exploits the subsidiary rights— film, foreign, electronic, commercial branding, audio, dramatic, promotion, and serial— in their clients’ work, either directly or in association with our network of sub-agents, giving STNY properties a worldwide presence.


In the subject line, please write “FEBRUARY 2018  CRITIQUE” and paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it’s a picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED!Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be passed over if you do not follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc. This is where most people mess up.

DEADLINE: February 16th.
RESULTS: February 23rd.

Please only submit one first page a month, but do try again if your first page wasn’t one of the pages randomly picked. Thanks!


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Kathy, it should be made clear that Scott is only open to this critique, he is not currently open to queries…unless that has changed.


    • Pj,

      Actually that was taken directly from his website. I just called him to clarify and I will be changing this. We are trying to find a way where people who go through my website will be able to submit a query and a few pages. Working on it now, so check back.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for the update, Kathy!


  3. It’s nice to see Scott’s face, even if it’s only his bio pic 😀


  4. You can submit to him in February. I changed the details, if you didn’t notice.


  5. Hey Kathy. I tried to sub to Scott at agentofthemonth(at)scotttreimelny(dot)com as instructed above and it bounced back. Any suggestions?


    • I’ll give it a try to see if I get the same thing. Then I will contact Scott to let him know. Thanks for the heads up.



    • It didn’t go through for me, either. It probably won’t be corrected until Monday. I let Scott know, but he will need to get the guy who set it up to look into it. Sorry about this. Nothing is ever easy.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Thank you for the opportunity – but I haven’t been able to participate. I used all of his email addresses and always got this message:
    Your message couldn’t be delivered to because the remote server is misconfigured. See technical details below for more information.

    Thanks for any help!


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