Andrea Brown Literary Agency
I've worked at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency since 2017, an agency consistently ranked #1 in juvenile sales by Publishers Marketplace. Prior to joining ABLA, I worked at Candlewick Press and Charlesbridge Publishing. I've also worked in a variety of jobs outside of publishing, from communications and marketing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to scooping horse poop at a ranch in the Rockies. I have an MA in Children's Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. If I'm not reading, you'll find me practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rewatching the Great British Baking Show, or hiking with my pup.
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Across age categories, I am drawn to high concept novels with captivating hooks, snarky characters with hearts of gold, creative magic systems, complicated relationships, and found families. I love well-plotted twists, being a little bit scared, and stories that explore the fluidity of gender and bring the queer experience to light. Regardless of genre, I am seeking inclusive, intersectional voices and gorgeous line-level writing with emotionally compelling narratives. On the adult side I am open to thrillers/psychological suspense, fantasy/sci-fi, upmarket fiction, horror, mysteries, and romance. I love projects that are beautifully written, while still remaining clear and concise. I'm primarily looking for pace and plot that leans more commercial, but with a literary voice and edge. For me, one dynamite line of prose that makes me feel ALL the feelings, is better than a paragraph of purely lyrical language and metaphor. Overall, I want narratives that will evoke layers of emotions—even if that means I ugly cry—and will stick with me long after reading. Please submit your query to Query Manager: QueryManager.com/PaigeTerlip. For illustrators submitting art samples only, please put "SEEKING ART REPRESENTATION" in lieu of a title. If an art file is too large to attach to Query Manager, please include a Google Drive or Dropbox link instead. Please be patient! I personally read each and every query, and will respond as soon as possible. I also reply to every query. If you haven't heard from me, it means I'm still considering!