The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Jordan Hamessley is a literary agent with the Jabberwocky Literary Agency. She joined JABberwocky as an agent in 2023 with over 15 years of publishing experience both as an agent and an editor at Penguin Young Readers (Grosset & Dunlap), Egmont USA, and Adaptive Studios. After graduating from The New School with a BFA in Musical Theater and spending time performing across the country, Jordan made the leap to publishing and loves continuing to help new stories get into the world across various mediums.
She represents a list of diverse children’s fiction from picture books through YA and select adult genre and pop culture writers. She also represents a growing list of graphic novelists and illustrators. She is always looking to find stories that bring the queer experience to the children’s space across all age ranges.
She currently lives in Southern California where she frequently heads up to Los Angeles for meetings with studios and producers. Living a short drive from Disneyland, she has become a full-fledged “Disney Adult” who loves to talk about the parks and her favorite rides (Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion). And she occasionally has been known to pick up her tap shoes and perform in a show now and then to keep those musical theater muscles strong.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Chapter Book * Children’s Fiction * Contemporary * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * Graphic Novel * Humor Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * Picture Book * Science Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Gay/Lesbian * Humor * Juvenile * Middle Grade * Pop Culture * Science * Young Adult *
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