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.
Kathleen Rushall is a literary agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Kathleen represents a wide range of children’s literature. She represents NYT bestselling and award-winning authors. She’s drawn to environmental and social justice themes, particularly for the youngest set. She loves animals and books about their welfare and science. She’s always interested in picture books that inspire emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and empathy.
When it comes to novels, Kathleen loves contemporary middle grade as well as the spooky and unexpected. She loves multi-generational stories, matrilineal magic, and is always happy to see high-concept contemporary romance. Kathleen gravitates to smart character-driven YA no matter the genre. She is always seeking stories written by diverse creators and underrepresented voices.
Kathleen’s list includes inspiring picture books such as Carole Lindstrom’s NYT Bestselling WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS (for which the illustrator won The Caldecott Medal), OCEAN SPEAKS by Jess Keating (Jane Addams Peace Award Honor), and ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel (Schneider Family Award Honor). She also represents a wide range of middle grade and YA from captivating fantasy like Lisa Maxwell’s NYT bestselling THE LAST MAGICIAN series and Isabel Sterling’s THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN to whip-smart contemporary novels like Gloria Chao’s AMERICAN PANDA, Supriya Kelkar’s AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE, and Aimee Lucido’s EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Children’s Fiction * Juvenile Fiction * Middle Grade Fiction * New Adult * Picture Book * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Juvenile *
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