About Samantha B. Literary
Samantha B. Literary is a boutique literary agency representing children's and young adult fiction. The mission: Go where great stories exist, discover talent, and champion clients' careers passionately and strategically.
My agenting career began when I joined Adams Literary in 2012, where I brought a unique combination of editorial, web and design skills thanks to my experience as a book reviewer and freelance writer and designer. That combination continues to influence my agenting practice today.
With a hands-on approach, I am able to champion clients through every stage of their career--from editorial to branding to sales and the licensing of subsidiary rights.
About her Wishlist
I gravitate towards books that are emotionally and thoughtfully evocative, and books that push me to the edge of my seat. I look for unforgettable characters and relationships, rich world-building and compelling voices. I also love to see unique narrative styles and mixed formats. I adore a sweeping romance, but don't find it necessary for every book.
I am interested in all forms and genres of children's and young adult books, from picture books to young adult, and YA memoirs to graphic novels. I am particularly looking for more diversity in books, especially in the main cast of characters. For middle grade and young adult, I would love contemporary, gut-punching stories set in worlds as diverse as ours today, along with high-energy adventures, fantasies and sci-fi with vivid and expansive settings. For chapter books, I am looking for high-concept, fun, timeless characters and lots of heart.
At the end of the day, I want to see books that leave an impression long after the last page is turned, and books that make you want to re-read.
To learn more about me and Samantha B. Literary, please visit www.samanthabliterary.com