The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency founded in 2001 and named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writer’s Digest. The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. JDLA is proud to represent illustrators, as well as screenwriters for both television and film, including Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writers and illustrators. What sets JDLA apart from other agencies is our holistic approach to managing every aspect of an author’s career to make the most of their project's potential.
Marlo Berliner is an award-winning young adult author, freelance editor, and bookseller. She joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in March 2018 as an Editorial Intern after having completed a previous internship with The Bent Agency. Now, she is actively building her list as an Associate Literary Agent. She is a member of SCBWI, RWA, NJ-RWA, and YA-RWA. Prior to her career in the publishing world, Marlo was an accounting manager for a Fortune 500 company. She holds B.S. degrees in Economics and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Marlo is actively building her list in the following categories:
MIDDLE-GRADE AND YA - ALL GENRES (My tastes are quite broad in juvenile fiction.) See JDLA website for more specifics.
ADULT - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (including psychological, domestic, and paranormal)
Romance (all genres except inspirational and erotic)
Marlo is NOT the best fit for:
Political/military/police heavy thrillers
Novellas/short story collections/poetry collections/screenplays
Previously published books
Stories including drug issues, suicide, rape, rape-culture