This list is not exhaustive nor do I endorse each of these agents personally.
Before you query one of these agents, please ask the following questions of yourself:
- Do you have at least three publishable picture book manuscripts?
- If not, do you have in addition to your picture book manuscript a publishable middle grade novel or young adult novel?
- Have you had your work critiqued by another professional writer, preferably many?
If you've said no to these questions, you might want to get right on this list before you query or you may end up with a bunch of rejections in your inbox. (I know! I've made every mistake over the years, so don't beat yourself up! Just be aware.) If you don't know any professional writers, you can always use critique services. I happen to offer a professional critique service. :-D Just click here: Pam's Picture Book Critiques
Picture Book Agents: (These are in no particular order)
ABLA: Please note--you may only query one agent at this agency for one manuscript--once you receive a rejection, it's rejected by all, so choose wisely!
Wernick and Pratt Agency:
Erin Murphy Literary: (you must have referral to this agency before querying any agent)
The Unter Agency:
Fuse Literary Agency:
Full Circle Literary:
Stefanie Von Borstel
Greenburger and Associates:
McIntosh & Otis:
The Bent Agency:
Jean V. Naggar: Literary:
Sadler Children's Literary:
Sterling Lord Literistic:
Erica Rand Silverman