Amy Thrall Flynn
Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC
Now Associate Agent with Rubin Pfeffer Content, Amy Thrall Flynn is a former Editor with Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. Amy believes in the power of books to connect, inspire, and affirm the lives of young people. She holds a BA in American Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont, an MA in English, and an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons University, Boston. Amy has two grown children, and lives with her husband and a pair of lovable scruffy dogs on a farm in Connecticut. Amy is looking for unforgettable voices and fresh perspectives in all genres, with a focus on original picture books, innovative nonfiction for ages 2 - 12, and character-driven middle grade novels. She especially loves writing that captures the imagination with humor, flashes of insight, and an authentic emotional core. When reviewing submissions, she wonders, “How does this piece connect with the lives of children?” Will it spark their curiosity, sustain their interest, and explore their experiences and concerns? Does it provide a mirror or open a window to new perspectives? Does this writer have something to say? Most importantly, Amy hopes to see the writer’s passion and commitment to craft. When a client signs with me, they can expect respect, care, diligence, and integrity. I work with a small list of creators and offer a high level of support and communication.
Years of Industry Experience
How to successfully present your work
For picture books, please send the complete manuscript as a DOC or PDF file. Queries for novels and longer works should include a synopsis in the cover letter, and an attachment with the first 50 pages. Specifically for illustrators, please attach a dummy and art samples or a link to your portfolio. Please include any relevant information in your cover letter, such as previous publications, referrals, website address, and biography. Only electronic copies of manuscripts will be considered. For submissions to Amy Thrall Flynn, please address correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org. I do my best to respond to submissions within six to eight weeks.