Wernick & Pratt Agency LLC
Emily Mitchell lives in Massachusetts because of Anastasia Krupnik: after reading the eponymous classic dozens of times as a child, she got it in her head that going to college in Massachusetts was something she should do, so she did. Emily began her career at Sheldon Fogelman Agency, handling submissions, subsidiary rights, and coffee. She then spent eleven years at Charlesbridge Publishing as senior editor, contracts manager, and director of corporate strategy. Emily represents both authors and illustrators from picture books to YA, including Caron Levis, author of IDA, ALWAYS; STOP THAT YAWN! (both Atheneum); and THIS WAY, CHARLIE (Abrams); Traci Sorell, author of AT THE MOUNTAIN’S BASE (Kokila/PRH) and the forthcoming WE ARE STILL HERE (Charlesbridge); Keith Calabrese, author of A DROP OF HOPE and CONNECT THE DOTS (Scholastic); and Frank Dormer, author/illustrator of FIREFIGHTER DUCKIES and THE SWORD IN THE STOVE (Atheneum). At Charlesbridge her books included A Mother’s Journey by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book) and Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin (a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist and winner of the Sydney Taylor Jewish Book Award). Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard, a master’s in secondary English education from Syracuse, and an MBA from Babson. She lives outside Boston with her husband, daughter, and son—known to her legions of social-media fans as Cabana Boy, La Munch, and the Boy, respectively. Emily is accepting new clients in all genres for children.
Years of Industry Experience
How to successfully present your work
https://wernickpratt.com/submissions-policy/ We are accepting submissions via email only. If you are interested in submitting, please follow these guidelines: Please send us your contact information, including your email address, your mailing address, and your telephone number. Please indicate if you were referred to us, and if so, by whom. Please indicate if this is an exclusive or non-exclusive submission. We prefer exclusive submissions for at least one month, but it is not a requirement for submission. Please include your background, including any publishing history, and if you have any other work available for consideration. For novels, please send as an attachment the first three (3) chapters of the work and a very brief synopsis; please do not submit the entire work or include chapters from more than one work unless specifically requested. For picture book manuscripts, please send as an attachment two (2) different manuscripts (NOT two versions of the same manuscript). Please do not submit any additional manuscripts unless specifically requested. Nonfiction picture-book submissions should follow these guidelines as well. Your submission could be one fiction and one nonfiction manuscript, or any other combination. For chapter books (books such as JUNIE B. JONES, with fewer than 7500 words total), please send the full manuscript. For MG or YA nonfiction, please send a synopsis or proposal and three (3) sample chapters. If you are an illustrator, please send as an attachment PDF samples of your work, as well as a link to your website or to a portfolio of your work. Please do not mail any original artwork, as we do not assume any responsibility for original artwork that is submitted. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate if you are submitting to Marcia Wernick, Linda Pratt, Emily Mitchell, or Shannon Gallagher, and please do not send the same submission to all of us simultaneously. A rejection from one of us should be considered a pass from the agency. Please do not resubmit that same project to another agent. We do not accept submissions via snail mail or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Any submissions sent this way will not be responded to.