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agent, rights director : alli@stimolaliterarystudio.com
Allison Hellegers
Stimola Literary Studio
illustration

Eclectic in taste but not in standards, The Stimola Literary Studio has helped to build careers for writers and artists from picture books through young adult novels with crossover appeal into the adult market.

We are proud to count many NYT Bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators among our clients, including the National Book Award, the Edgar Award, the Caldecott Medal, the Caldecott Honor Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Medal, the Sibert Medal, two Newbery Honor Medals, and the Pura Belpre Honor Medal.

And now, expanding our own horizons, our client list has now grown to include graphic novels for both young and adult readers, and projects in parenting, lifestyle, food culture, cookbooks, health and wellness, and green and sustainable eating. We are also growing our adult general fiction and non-fiction lists.

At the Studio, no matter the project, our goal is not just to sell that first book, but to build careers and strategize how, hand-in-hand, to walk a path of successful publication in the long term and achieve success in the marketplace. Our representation is based not only on a professional skill set, but on a personal passion and a relationship of mutual respect and compatibility. Whether it is a debut or the next in a long line of successes, we work to tap and stretch the talents of each author and illustrator, bringing out the best each has to offer with a sense of timing, publisher insights and market awareness that will serve them well.

Always seeking licensing opportunities, we are proud to work as part of a very successful wider team of co-agents and subagents around the world, to license film, foreign and other subsidiary rights.


years experience: 21
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Health, Lifestyle, Children's books, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Books, General Fiction, General Non-fiction, Memoir
LEADING CLIENTS
Alison Oliver, Caroline Carlson, Dinah Johnson, Marta Bartolj, Mickey Rowe, Nova Weetman, Colby Cedar Smith, Elaine Dimopoulos, Len Vlahos, Jane Smith, Rebecca Caprara,
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
DRESSMAKERS OF AUSCHWITZ by Lucy Adlington (NYT bestseller)
CALL ME ATHENA by Colby Cedar Smith (Nautilus Award winner, Michigan Notable, Junior Library Guild)
FEARLESSLY DIFFERENT by Mickey Rowe (Amazon bestseller, Drama Bookshop pick of the month)
MEET ME IN ANOTHER LIFE by Catriona Silvey (International bestseller)
LITTLE BAKERS board books by Caroline Wright, illustrated by Alison Oliver (Amazon editor pick)
EVERY LITTLE KINDNESS by Marta Bartolj (Ezra Jack Keats award-winning)
BEAST PLAYER by Nahoko Uehashi (Batchelder, Printz)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
FUTURE HERO by Remi Blackwood
H IS FOR HARLEM by Dinah Johnson
INDIGO DREAMING by Dinah Johnson
MILKWEED MEADOW by Elaine Dimopoulos illustrated by Doug Salati
SPIN by Rebecca Caprara
WICKED MARIGOLD by Caroline Carlson
PERFECT SCORE by A.M. Ellis
SEED by Caryl Lewis
TURN THE TIDE by Elaine Dimopoulos
THE DEEP BLUE BETWEEN by Ayesha Harruna Attach
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
foreign rights director for over 15 years, extensive international travel and book fair attendee, speaker and faculty for writing conferences
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
https://www.rightspeople.com/ - THE UK & COMM
https://www.schlueckagent.com/en/die-agentur/ - GERMANY
https://www.ila-agency.co.uk/ - ALL OTHER TRANSLATION TERRITORIES
SUB-AGENT FOR
Non-exclusively co-agents select projects on behalf of UK and Australian agencies and publishers, such as The Shaw Literary Agency, DKW, the Bird Literary Agency, Storymix, Pushkin Press, Chicken House, among others.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
I’m currently hungry for more young adult and middle-grade submissions, but I will consider picture books and adult fiction and non-fiction selectively. Overall, I want to see voice-driven submissions that come with a strong, distinctive pitch and target audience. I’m looking for writers from all marginalized communities and love when I come across something that feels brave and boundary-pushing. I love unique formats, such as novels-in-verse, or books that are told in multiple points of view, are multi-generational, and take risks.
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