How to get a Children's Book AgentWhere can I get a children's book agent?
I' ve been looking for an agent. I' ve sent a question to the children's literature agency. You answered almost immediately and asked for the script. First I searched Google for the business and found many bad things about the business. Some said that they ask for scripts of every inquiry they receive.
They' d just agreed a deal with the firm and sent several hundred bucks for a job cut. Nobody has ever left the editorial processes with the firm I found on-line. Reading the agent's e-mail, they said there's no telephone number to reach her on.
Asked about their business, they answered: "We are larger than a small agent and smaller than a large agency", and they regularly go to New York and Florida. Obviously, I erased the e-mail asking for my script. So, now I'm a little bashful and I' m going to contact other operatives.
I' ve searched on-line and found many, the inquiry notes (not very many for a child manuscript), but I'm scared of who will read the inquiry on the other side. to some serious children's literary officials on the spot.
You are talking about an agent that is widely considered a fraud, and you are on the shortlist of the 20 poorest frahlings out there. Next, to your care, few operatives represent children's scripts. As a matter of fact, a sound of agent re teenage diction - it's just that most of those I'm talking about are looking for young adults (YA) and mid-range (MG).
They are both great styles in a chilly publisher business, which is why so many agencies are looking for the next big thing. However, you are right when you say that few agencies represent textbook scripts and similar work. Less textbooks are being released today, and there is a flood of them in the mailboxes of operatives.
There are too many folks who want to make a storybook. Well, as far as the search for serious frahlings goes. Get a copy of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Mark. Aside from having much of the media listings, it also has instructive article on writing/craft, as well as other marketing lists for authors ofchildrens.
| is the website I help, and it has expressed the whole shebang i have in Literary media listing. It' got the largest agent bank you can find anywhere - but do you know it's a payment page? You can also use AgentQuery.com, a useful free on-line resources that enumerates serious coaches.
They can join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). It' probably going to take a charge, but you can have your own personal copy of her advice and a full listing of highly recommendable coaches. First you got a really poor agent because you were looking in the wrongful spot.
Look in the right places (see above) and they are all serious.