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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WriteOnCon News AND Top Dealmaking Agents in Children’s Lit

WriteOnCon is back (see my shiny countdown button to the right?), and the founders are already handing out prizes right and left. Here are a few amazing items you can win (go to the WriteOnCon website for complete information and updates):

-Click HERE to win a query critique (via phone!!!) from the amazing Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary.

-Click HERE to win a query critique from the awesome Jennifer Rofe of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

-Click HERE to win a query critique from the incredible Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency.

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I love hanging around the Absolute Write website—it’s one of the greatest resources for the writing community to seek support, critiques, information on agents, and tons more. Plus, it’s free! I was searching for info when I saw a thread called “Querying Agents.” One of the best children’s agents out there had left the most recent comment. I think it’s so cool that agents take the time to do this kind of thing!

She posted information about top agents (by number of deals), and I feel comfortable passing it on since AW is a public/free site and any of you can find the post yourself. The info is from Publisher’s Marketplace and you can get a subscription for $20 a month. Click HERE for more info on PM.

Top 10 agents, Childrens:

001. Brenda Bowen (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates) 25 deals in this category in the last 12 months 8 in the last 6 months 40 overall 2 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: January 19, 2011

002. Edward Necarsulmer IV (McIntosh & Otis) 23 deals in this category in the last 12 months 8 in the last 6 months 98 overall 2 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: February 16, 2011

003. Ginger Knowlton (Curtis Brown) 21 deals in this category in the last 12 months 2 in the last 6 months 62 overall. Most recent deal in this category: September 7, 2010

004. Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio) 20 deals in this category in the last 12 months 8 in the last 6 months 122 overall 14 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: January 4, 2011

005. Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy Literary Agency) 20 deals in this category in the last 12 months 12 in the last 6 months 97 overall 1 six-figure+ deal. Most recent deal in this category: February 9, 2011

006. Steven Malk (Writers House) 19 deals in this category in the last 12 months 4 in the last 6 months 58 overall 8 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: November 30, 2010

007. Stephen Barbara (Foundry Literary + Media) 16 deals in this category in the last 12 months 6 in the last 6 months 51 overall 12 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: February 14, 2011

008. Tina Wexler (ICM) 15 deals in this category in the last 12 months 5 in the last 6 months 46 overall. Most recent deal in this category: February 16, 2011

009. Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) 15 deals in this category in the last 12 months 8 in the last 6 months 39 overall 2 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: February 14, 2011

010. Sara Crowe (Harvey Klinger) 14 deals in this category in the last 12 months 8 in the last 6 months 68 overall 5 six-figure+ deals. Most recent deal in this category: February 17, 2011

I’ll post the top five children’s agencies on Friday and will touch on the pure awesomeness of each. See you then!

23 comments:

  1. Wow, Jess, thanks for that! Good luck to all us queriers!

    -Vicki
    www.vbtremper.wordpress.com

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  2. Thanks for the summary of agent information. I know of many, but not all, of these agents, so you've challenged me to do a little more research. Oh, and thanks for the contest announcements on your sidebar, too. I agree that Scones and Sensibility looks terrific!

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  3. You are a wealth of information! I just entered the query critique contests. I loved the list, too.

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  4. Interesting list--thanks for posting!

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  5. Who needs AW?? I can get all my industry info at Falling Leaflets! :) Thanks, Jess. This is some great info to know. (Although...I don't know if this makes me want to sub to these awesome agents or steer clear, because the competition is obviously fierce...hmm). Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Very interesting! Thanks! :)

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  7. Thanks for the contest links. I saw the WriteOnCon countdown somewhere else recently. I need to get me one of those--but first I need to remember my password to their site!

    I've subscribed to PM for a few years now and I highly recommend it. There is a ton of information there. I love it and do use it a lot during querying time. Plus it's nice to see the deals and lots of other stuff.

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  8. Oh, I'd missed this, thank you! Most of these agents were on my radar, a few for representing writers I really love, but a couple weren't!

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  9. I loved WriteOnCon last year, can't wait for this year! And thanks for the Publisher's Marketplace info on deals, most interesting to read. Can't wait for the top 5!

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  10. Wow, some heavy hitters there! Great list.
    :)

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  11. Wow! That's very cool to see. Thanks for posting.

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  12. I'm not querying right now but I just wanted to say YOU ARE SO GOLDEN!!! Thanks for sharing this.

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  13. This is really interesting, Jess, thanks for sharing. I will have to check out AW and PM. Looking forward to the top five agencies.

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  14. Oh! I've heard the movie's supposed to be really good, but I haven't seen it.
    Oh yes! I adore Charlie And Lola, the books and the show-in the second series, the girl who played Lola's sister took over as being Lola! It must run in the family or something!
    But anyhow, I adore Charlie and lola yes, have you read the books? They're super amazing! And they're written by Lauren Child (well the first ones are at least) and she is the writer of many many absolutely fantastic books, including Clarice BEan!
    Romi.x

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  15. who knows how my comment got all the way down here..?

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