Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 20, 2020




Picture books, board books, novelty, graphic novels, middle grade and YA.

Elizabeth Bennett has spent her career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Reader’s Digest and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to joining the Transatlantic Agency, she was an Executive Editor at HMH where she focused on brand-forward publishing around classic properties like Curious GeorgeLittle Blue Truck and The Little Prince as well as novelties, board books and picture books. During her tenure she established an IP program launching several middle grade series including The Next Best Junior ChefSurvivor Diaries, and Junior Ninja Champion.

As an agent, she has represent a balanced list of talented picture book, graphic novel, middle grade and YA authors and illustrators. She loves books that pull at the heart strings, makes her laugh, makes her think, makes her smile; and especially books that make even a reluctant reader want to curl up in a nook and read.


She is currently open to submissions. Please use the following link to submit queries:

PLEASE NOTE: During the time I researched this and today. Elizabeth has closed for submissions. If you were interested in her, I would set a reminder to keep an eye on when she opens again.

Elizabeth is interested in middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels at all age levels. She’s particularly looking for a great YA rom com. She tends to be partial to books with humor; books that approach contemporary issues in a fresh, new way; books that are inspired by pop-culture and current trends.

Picture books from author/illustrators only. Please include a link to your online portfolio and/or dummy as a sample of your work.

Recent sales include:

Odd Ettie by Kayla Miller. Graphic novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Sleigh Pullers Wanted by Russ Willms. Picture book to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Wish Library by Christine Evans. Chapter book series to Albert Whitman.

A Fish Out of Water by Meagan Mahoney. Middle grade novel to Owl Kids.

Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko. Graphic novel series to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Friendbots by Vicky Fang. Graphic novel early reader series to HarperCollins.

Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Parks. YA romantic comedy to Abrams.


  • Alexander, Damian
  • Bennett, Jamie
  • Beyl, Charles
  • Chapman, Nina
  • Charlesworth, Liza
  • Dadey, Debbie
  • DiDomizio, Nicolas
  • Evans, Christine
  • Fang, Vicky
  • Fredericks, Karen
  • Goodman, Susan E.
  • Grimes, Shaunta
  • Gros, Kathleen
  • King, Bart
  • Knudson, Tara
  • Krebs, Chrissie
  • Lavelle, Kari
  • Lesage, Marla
  • Mackey, Allison
  • Mahoney, Meagan
  • Marko, Cyndi
  • Miller, Kayla
  • Parks, Amy Noelle
  • Pimienta, Jose
  • Reding, Mary
  • Sendros-Keshka, Jen
  • Sichol, Lowey
  • Stephenson, Madeline
  • Teis, Kyra
  • Treml, Renée
  • Walker, Sylvia
  • Willms, Russ

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth sounds like a great agent that I hadn’t heard of before.


  2. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to add Elizabeth to my list. 🙂


  3. I shared this with a friend of mine who went to the Query Tracker link and discovered that it says Elizabeth was currently closed to submissions. Did she forget to open up for this post or has she filled up again already? Thanks.


    • Teresa,

      No, I made a note that I schedule these a few weeks ahead of time and she closed after that time and I didn’t check before it posted. I always check the website before, which says she is still open to submissions, but forgot to try to query. I would keep an eye on this, since I think she will probably open up when she catches up with things.


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      • Thanks for letting me know, Kathy; I will tell my friend to keep checking. 🙂


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