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agent, writer :
Linda Epstein
Emerald City Literary Agency

Linda Epstein is a senior agent at Emerald City Literary Agency, in the east coast office. She represents picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and select children’s non-fiction. She likes stories for children and young adults that deal with issues of identity, history, sexual politics, feminism, and culture. Some of her other interests include art, food, and the environment. She’s a fan of romcoms and monsters, too. Linda looks for the offbeat, quirky, and left of center, with bonus points given if you keep your sense of humor about it all. She is deeply committed to representing projects that give voice to work by and about all kinds of marginalized people and marginalized stories. Linda has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School and she writes middle grade and young adult novels.

Places you can find Linda online:

Twitter @LindaEpstein
Instagram @LindaEpsteinAuthor

years experience: 10
Writing, Copywriting, Fiction writing, Proofreading, Copy editing, Line-editing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing
Juvenile fiction, Children's books, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Latinx
Bill Konigsberg, Carrie Finison, Jenna Gavigan, Jessica Rinker, Jodi McKay, M-E Girard, Ruth Horowitz, Sarah Suk, Tanya Valentine
The Taryn Fagerness Agency handles foreign rights for Emerald City Literary Agency.
ECLA works with top dramatic rights agents such as CAA, UTA, ICM, APA, and The Gotham Group, among others, on a per project basis.
Mandy Hubbard, Owner and Senior Agent
Linda Epstein, Senior Agent
Garrett Alwert, Associate Agent
Caitlin White, Assistant Agent
D. Ann Williams, Assistant Agent
Linda will be open to middle grade and young adult submissions for the month of November, after which she will be closed until the spring. All queries should go to