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agent : soloway@andreabrownlit.com
Jennifer March Soloway
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94303 US
http://www.andreabrownlit.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marchsoloway
illustration

The Andrea Brown Literary Agency Inc. has been in business since 1981, and was the first agency to represent both writers and illustrators. We have sold thousands of books, and have made deals with every major trade publisher and most of the small independent publishers. Writers Digest Magazine named us one of the top twenty-five literary agencies taking on new talent. We represent clients at all stages of their careers; from first time writers and illustrators to established, best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators with many published books to their credit.

As a mid-size literary agency celebrating more than thirty years in the publishing business, we bring the best of both worlds to the table: the personal client attention of a small agency and the clout of a larger one. We invest a great deal of care in each project and each client. We devise a strategy at every stage of the writing process, from conception, to editorial, to publication, that is tailored to the client and will enable us to find the best publisher for his or her books. We are seeking long-term relationships with writers and illustrators whose careers we can develop and whose talent we can foster.

Our agents have backgrounds in New York publishing, editing, academia, bookselling, business, teaching, and film, and one of our strengths as an agency is that we work collaboratively. Our clients have the benefit not only of their individual agent's expertise but also the benefit of the combined experience and vision of the group.

We're looking for fresh, different, and new. As a largely West Coast based agency, we follow in a tradition of West Coast innovation in our passion for discovering new voices and sparking new trends. We're a part of the NY-centered publishing world but also cultivate the advantage of an insider's/outsider's perspective. We have access, standing, and visibility but also think outside the box. Our agents make regular trips to New York, attend industry conventions, and participate as faculty at writers' conferences all over the country. We ensure a high profile for our clients and keep our fingers on the pulse of publishing.

Our agency runs the Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop. For more information, go to our website: www.andreabrownlit.com


years experience: 5+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Children's books, Literary-Commercial Domestic Suspense, Psychological Horror, Young Adult/Teen Literature
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Children's: Picture Book
Rhonda Roumani and Nadia Roumani's INSHA'ALLAH, NO, MAYBE SO, about a common Arabic expression used by Muslims and Arabs around the world for life's uncertainties, in which a girl and her mother ponder the best way to talk about their hopes and dreams, to Sally Morgridge at Holiday House, for publication in summer 2024, by Brent Taylor at TriadaUS Literary Agency for the author, and by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Graphic Novel
NYT-bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater and adapter Stephanie Williams's graphic novel adaptation of The Raven Cycle, a YA series about four private school boys, a psychic's daughter, and a Welsh legend who lies dormant beneath the mountains of a sleepy Virginia town, illustrated by Sas Milledge, to Meriam Metoui at Viking Children's, in a significant deal, at auction, in a four-book deal, for publication in spring 2025, by Richard Pine and Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management for the author, and by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world). Williams represented herself.

Children's: Picture Book
Justin Colon's THE QUACKEN, a horror-comedy in which a young camper inadvertently releases a gigantic duck of legend after breaking the #1 rule at camp and must escape it through a series of horror-spoofing situations to avoid being eaten, illustrated by Pablo Pino, to Kendra Levin at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author, and by Atlanta Japp at Advocate-Art for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Middle Grade
Debut author AY Chan's MODESTY SETO AND THE LEGEND OF XIAOXI FU, the first in a planned series, in which a 12-year-old tae kwan do champion must learn to overcome her own perceived obstacles and use a centuries-old ancestral book to help her journey, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2024 and summer 2025, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

Children's: Picture Book
Justin Colon's IMPOSSIBLE POSSUMS, in which a lonely possum with a flair for villainy attempts to create his very own henchman but ditches the instructions to his new possum-making machine, leading to a series of mishaps as it pops out all the wrong creatures, each with a chaotic agenda of their own; and an untitled sequel, illustrated by James Rey Sanchez, to Sylvie Frank at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author, and by Alexandra Gehringer at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Young Adult
NYT-bestselling author of CEMETERY BOYS Aiden Thomas's CEMETERY BOYS 2, a sequel told from Julian's point-of-view, pitched as The Sixth Sense meets Final Destination, when a monster starts creating malingo spirits in East L.A., to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends, in a good deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

Children's: Picture Book
Representative Rashida Tlaib, her son Adam Tlaib, and author Miranda Paul's MAMA IN CONGRESS: RASHIDA TLAIB'S JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON, a biography told through Tlaib's children's point of view, chronicling her story as a first-generation Palestinian American who became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature and first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress, illustrated by Olivia Aserr, to Lynne Polvino at Clarion, for publication in fall 2022, by attorney Rebecca Abou-Chedid for Tlaib; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for Paul; and Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Picture Book
Author of HELP WANTED and the forthcoming BRAVER THAN BRAVE Janet Sumner Johnson's THE RECESS GENIUS, in which a pint-size crisis manager with an office at the top of the jungle gym uses out-of-the-box thinking to solve the problems her schoolmates bring to her, illustrated by Stacy Ebert, to Alison Weiss at Pixel+Ink, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2023, by Lauren Galit at LKG Agency for the author, and by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Picture Book
Tammi Sauer's AMAZING AUGUSTUS, in which a confident and unflappable squirrel is so busy boasting he finds himself eaten, and a sequel, illustrated by Nichole Wong Forti, to Sylvie Frank at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2024, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author, and by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the illustrator (world).

Children's: Young Adult
Ann Zhao's debut DEAR WENDY, in which two first-year college students with anonymous relationship advice accounts on Instagram feud over who gives the best tips, only to meet in real life and discover they both identify as aromantic and asexual—a rarity even at their diverse liberal arts college, to Foyinsi Adegbonmire at Feiwel and Friends, for publication in winter 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).

Children's: Middle Grade
Kate Korsh's Best Fairy Friends Forever debut chapter book series, in which a young fairy's magic tends to go sideways and cause drama amongst her fairy friends, and, occasionally, in the human world (often involving underwear), starting with OONA'S SIDEWAYS MAGIC and A BOY IN BLACKBERRY BOG, illustrated by Marta Altes, to Susan Kochan at Putnam Children's, in a four-book deal, for publication of the first two books in spring 2024, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author (world).

Children's: Young Adult
Linda Kao's debut A CROOKED MARK, in which a teen boy has spent his life traveling with his father, a member of a secret society who hunts those marked by Lucifer, but when he's sent on his first solo mission, he begins to question if there truly is a devil at work or if the real evil lies closer to home, to Ruta Rimas at Razorbill, for publication in summer 2023, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world English).

Children's: Young Adult
Debut author and assistant editor at Viking Children's Meriam Metoui's A GUIDE TO THE DARK, in which two teen girls on a college tour road trip get stranded in a haunted motel room that is trying to kill them; with a second untitled YA speculative suspense novel to follow, to Jess Harold at Holt Children's, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2023, by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
MFA, English and Creative Writing, Mills College
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Foreign Rights: Taryn Fagerness: taryn@tarynfagernessagency.com
SUB-AGENT FOR
We handle film and performance rights and foreign rights, and have an established network of co-agents with whom we work.
KEY PERSONNEL
Andrea Brown, President
Laura Rennert, Executive Agent
Caryn Wiseman, Senior Agent
Jennifer Laughran, Senior Agent
Jennifer Rofé, Senior Agent
Kelly Sonnack, Senior Agent
Jamie Weiss Chilton, Senior Agent
Kathleen Rushall, Senior Agent
Jennifer Mattson, Agent
Lara Perkins, Agent
Saritza Hernández, Agent
Jennifer March Soloway, Agent
Jemiscoe Chambers-Black, Associate Agent
Paige Terlip, Associate Agent
Alison Nolen, Agency Administrator
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Andrea Brown Literary Agency accepts queries via Query Manager only. See the website for guidelines -- www.andreabrownlit.com

To query Jennifer March Soloway, please follow the instructions and fill out her Query Manager form: https://QueryManager.com/JenniferMarchSoloway

When querying, please be prepared to submit the following:

Fiction: query letter and first 10 pages
Graphic Novel: query letter, proposal, including character designs + sample chapter of sequential art
Illustrations: query letter, portfolio + Instagram links, 2-3 jpegs with pictures of children and animals
Picture books: query letter and full manuscript text

Due to the heavy volume of submissions received, we are no longer able to reply to every query. If we are interested in your work, we will contact you within 6-8 weeks.