Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 25, 2021

Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Agent Paige Terlip

Prior to becoming an Associate Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Paige Terlip was a Senior Assistant for Executive Agent Laura Rennert, and has been with ABLA since 2017. She comes to agenting with a background in marketing, design, and freelance editorial. She’s worked at Charlesbridge Publishing, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a ranch in the Rockies. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. If she’s not reading, you’ll find her practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, re-watching the Great British Baking Show, or hiking with her Husky-Shepherd mix.

Paige represents all categories of children’s books from picture books to young adult, as well as select adult fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers/psychological suspense, fantasy/sci-fi, upmarket fiction, cozy mysteries, as well as narrative nonfiction and self-help that centers the mind, body, and spirit. Regardless of genre, she is seeking inclusive, intersectional voices and gorgeous line-level writing with emotionally compelling narratives.

Some of Paige’s specific wish list items include:

Middle Grade:

• A snarky girl detective

• Campy horror

• Anything queer

Young Adult:

• Stories with ancestral magic

• Contemporary mystery with puzzles

• Girls who kick ass

• Unexpected retellings of mythology and folklore


• Female-driven crime-procedural (bonus points if she knows martial arts!)

• Rom com with off-beat humor (queer love too!)

• Upmarket mother-daughter friendship and shenanigans

• Literary horror à la Lovecraft Country


Click on the QueryManager, follow the prompts, and complete all required fields to be considered:

  • A short query letter with a description of your work

  • Previous publishing credentials (if any)

  • A short author bio

  • A contact phone number and email address

  • First 10 pages of text​.
    • You will receive a confirmation of receipt upon submission.

If you receive an offer from another agency.

Please let us know immediately, and we ask that you give us 2 weeks to review your submission once you’ve notified us of your offer.


We appreciate the effort that goes into sending your work to us. If we are interested in your work, we will follow up by email or by phone.

If you have not heard from us within 10-12 weeks, please assume we are passing on your project. We wish we had time to respond personally with feedback to each submission. Unfortunately, this is not a business reality given the amount of material we receive.


Talk tomorrow,


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