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agent : anne@thebrightagency.com
Anne Moore Armstrong
The Bright Group USA
illustration

Anne is Senior Literary Art Agent for the Bright Agency in the US. She specializes in representing illustrators for trade book publishing. Her sweet spot is picture books, although she develops artists for middle grade and YA fiction and non-fiction as well.

Anne joined The Bright Agency 8 years ago from a publishing background of over 20 years. She worked as a book designer, art director and art buyer at Little, Brown and Candlewick Press in Boston. She has an eye for new talent and developing their portfolios for narrative storytelling. She develops stories with artists who write and illustrate their own stories, in addition to illustrating other writer's texts. She also supports editors and art directors of publishing houses worldwide in their search for the right illustrator.

She currently represents artists such as David Litchfield, Ebony Glenn, Stephanie Laberis, Alea Marley, Becca Stadtlander, and Jen Hill to name a few. Here is a full list of her artists: https://thebrightagency.com/us/publishing/agents/anne-moore-armstrong

You can find her:
twitter @childbookart
Instagram @annebrightart


years experience: 20+ publishing; 5 years agent
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Juvenile fiction, Biography, Children's books, Gift books
LEADING CLIENTS
HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Candlewick Press, Macmillan Dial, FSG, Roaring Brook, Henry Holt, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bloomsbury, Disney Hyperion, Hachette/Little, Brown, Scholastic, Abrams, Chronicle, Tundra, Quarto Flying Eye
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
• Jen Hill illustrated NY Times Bestseller, BE KIND written by Pat Zietlow Miller
• David Litchfield's debut author/illustrated book, The Bear and the Piano awarded the Waterstones Prize 2016
• Becca Stadtlander who won SCBWI Golden Kite Award 2019 for Made By Hand
• Julianna Swaney illustrated NY Times Bestseller, WE ARE THE GARDENERS by Joanna Gaines
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Harper Collins, Quarto/WideEyed, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan, Templar, Walker Books, Hachette/Little Brown, Penguin, Running Press, Random House, Workman Publishing, Tundra Books
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
The Bear and the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle | David Litchfield
Animobiles | Maddie Frost
Georgia's Terrific Colorific Experiment | Zoe Persico
The Bland Sisters | Jen Hill
OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
TV/FILM/MEDIA rights available for:
I Am a Cat | Galia Bernstein
Too Many Carrots | Katy Hudson
Super Nana | Eva Byrne
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Candlewick Press - Art Department - book design, talent acquisition - 18 years
Little, Brown and Company - Art Department - book designer/art direction - 9 years
New York Graphic / Bulfinch Books - Editorial Assistant - 3 years
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Rights/Contracts - Sandra Tharumalingam Willmer - sandra@thebrightagencyl.com
Media Rights - Richard Scrivener - richard@thebrightagency.com
KEY PERSONNEL
Founder/CEO - Vicki Willden-Lebrecht - vicki@thebrightagency.com
Senior Agent/Director - Arabella Stein - arabella@thebrightagency.com
Bright US director/agent, James Burns - james@thebrightagency.com
Licensing agent, Amy Fitzgerald - amy@thebrightagency.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
artists: send website link or pdf of 10 strong children's book portfolio images to:
anne@thebrightagency.com

Please do not send manuscripts; I represent artists, some of whom write picture books.
thanks!