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Lori Nowicki
Painted Words, Inc

Painted Words currently represents illustrators and authors in the children's publishing, advertising and editorial marketplace. It is our mission to foster the talent of uncommonly gifted writers and illustrators to create distinctive children's books and beyond. We provide all-encompassing creative representation for our artists while placing a unique emphasis on developing characters, books and licensed properties.

Lori Nowicki holds a Master's Degree in Education and had worked extensively as a teacher and specialist in the Public Schools for ten years prior to starting her agency. She has brought her background in education to the field of publishing and has been representing illustrators and authors since 1992.

Juvenile fiction, Children's books
Shadra Strickland, Betsy Snyder, Gene Barretta, Linda Bleck, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Josée Masse
An artist seeking representation is encouraged to send a link to his or her website. We are currently seeking illustrators to add to our children's publishing group, specifically those who have a talent for writing. Please do not email manuscripts. If we are interested in the art style, we will request a writing sample.

All samples and unsolicited manuscripts submitted via regular mail will be returned unopened.

We are currently looking for submissions from authors in the areas of picture books, beginning readers and chapter books (ages 4-8), as well as Middle-Grade fiction (ages 9-12).

Please e-mail your submission, including both a summary and the first three chapters, to: