Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find young adult literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly.
Get swept away in Erin A. As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with.
Young adult is one of my favorite genres to read now, even though when I was a young adult myself, I really struggled finding good books. These days the young adult genre is profitable, diverse, and covers a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to romance and everything in between. A lot of young adult publishers are open to submissions without an agent.
Three siblings separated as infants reconnect in this National Book Award finalist from Benway, which fearlessly addresses the difficulties of family: profoundly felt absences, shortcomings, and connections that persist despite distance and circumstance. Two sisters, growing apart with each passing day, struggle through high school, let down at nearly every opportunity by their irresponsible and neglectful parents. Writing with deep empathy and care, Zarr has crafted a tough, honest account of vulnerable sisters doing whatever they can to persevere.
However, we know how difficult it can be for new writers to get their work in front of publishers so we extended our Friday Pitch program to specifically service emerging writers for children and young adults. Jones Readings Prize. We are looking for fresh, original storylines, strong engaging characters, a flair for language and an authentic voice that will appeal to children.
Young adult books have taken the publishing market by storm over the last ten to fifteen years. According to this article from The Atlantic, publishers went from putting out 3, YA books in to over 30, in One reason so many adults are writing YA likely has to do with the fact that over 55 percent of young adult readers are adults including us over here at HigleyFox!
Our primary subject areas of interest are in contemporary social issues, including but not limited to, politics and political satire, legal topics and thrillers, women's issues, sports and young-adult fiction. Half of our books are produced by September Sky Press, our imprint for adult readers. The other half are produced by Melody Press, our imprint for children and young adults.
In a book that's both a timeless look at first love and a timely contemplation of identity, debut novelist Albertalli introduces a boy named Simon who embarks on an online relationship with an classmate—which one, he isn't sure—while working to understand what his attraction to men means for himself, his friends, and his family. Almond's haunting contemporary reworking of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice embraces themes of love, friendship, and loss as he examines the intense relationship between friends Claire and Ella, which is thrown into tumult by the appearance of a strange musician on a beach in Northern England. Continuing to push boundaries and defy expectations with each new book, Anderson forays into nonfiction with an ambitious recounting of the Siege of Leningrad merged with a biography of composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
In this haunting modern-day epic loosely inspired by Beowulffour resourceful young women who have devoted their lives to ritual mercy killing decide to give it up in favor of more satisfying pursuits, and swear a blood oath to slay the fabled Blue Vee Beast. In this well-researched history, Partridge evokes the political controversy and intense emotions triggered by the Vietnam War. She skillfully interweaves original interviews and black-and-white photos with narrative to follow the daily lives of soldiers, a medic, a field nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee, examining their loyalties and moral sensitivity to the unending war.
Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction? Sat 15 Jun E arlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who anthology.