Lori Steel

SteelWorks Literary

After years working as a school librarian, writing instructor, freelance editor, and receiving an MFA from VCFA's Writing for Children and Young Adult program, Lori began working as an agency assistant at Greenhouse Literary in 2012, and interned at two other kid lit-focused agencies before taking on her own clients at Raven Quill Literary. Following her time at Red Fox Literary, she founded SteelWorks Literary in 2024 where she represents a talented list of debut and award winning authors and illustrators. Lori is a member of ALA, SCBWI, and AALA where she serves on the Illustration Committee.

Submissions Closed

Subject Focus

Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Picture Book
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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How to successfully present your work

Query guidelines are found on her website and Query Manager. Lori is currently closed to unsolicited submissions, with the exception of workshop and conference events.