With regret, due to the volume of submissions received, Karen Grencik and Abigail Samoun can no longer accept unsolicited queries. Submissions will only be accepted from attendees at conferences at which they present, or through referrals from their clients or from professionals in the industry.
At this time Danielle Smith is also closed to unsolicited queries, but will be reopening beginning January 1, 2015. Until that time submissions will only be accepted from attendees at conferences at which she has presented, or through referrals from clients or from professionals in the industry. (For conference attendees, please include the conference in the subject of the email.)
To submit a query to Danielle Smith please email your 1-2 page plot synopsis, followed by the first 5 pages of a completed manuscript to: email@example.com. All information must be in the body of the email; no attachments will be accepted. If you are submitting a picture book (no more than 700 words): paste the entire text within the body of the email. Illustrators: please no attachments. Instead, provide a link to an online portfolio with access instructions. (For conference attendees, be sure to include the conference in the subject of the email.)
A few of Danielle’s recent favorite children’s books include:
Picture Books – CREEPY CARROTS by Aaron Reynolds, ANOTHER BROTHER by Matthew Cordell and THE SCAR by Charlotte Moundlic
ERs, CBs & MG – RABBIT AND ROBOT: THE SLEEPOVER by Cece Bell, THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes, IN A GLASS GRIMMLY by Adam Gidwitz and THE REAL BOY by Anne Ursu.
Young Adult – AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber, ALICE BLISS by Laura Harrington, DON’T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala and writing by Beth Kephart, Patrick Ness, Holly Black and Brenna Yovanoff.
Illustrators –Olivier Tallec, Birgitta Sif, Rebecca Dudley, Molly Idle, Jon Klassen, Deborah Marcero, Polly Dunbar, Levi Pinfold, Carson Ellis and Rébecca Dautremer.