What Agents Look for in Picture Book Submissions
Agent Charlotte Wenger answers questions from writers like you!In this interview, Charlotte reveals the answers to your burning questions about submissions, including:
- What makes an agent take notice of a picture book submission?
- What will get your submission thrown out?
- What are the market trends for picture book submissions in 2021?
- What is Charlotte looking for (and not looking for) in picture book submissions?
"This has been so amazing and filled with such valuable information.Thank you Charlotte and the 12 x 12 crew!"
- Deloris White
Born and raised in Pennsylvania and Virginia, Charlotte Wenger grew up with a bookish, editorial mind but was first drawn to publishing work in college. She then worked for a publishing services company in Philadelphia until shipping up to Boston to earn her MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons. After gaining editorial, sales, and agency experience, she became an associate editor for Page Street Kids, where she loved working with debut talent and building relationships with authors and illustrators. She brings the same mindset to agenting, valuing the developmental and relational work that goes into creating successful stories and fostering long-lasting collaborations. She also serves on the national advisory board of the Mazza Museum, the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators, and enjoys music and adventuring outdoors in her free time.’
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's what our attendees had to say:
"What joy listening to Charlotte! Thanks for all of this great info." - Carmen
"Always so helpful to get an agent's perspective. This was great. Thank you, Charlotte!" - Alexia Andoni
"Thank you, Charlotte. You were very informative and I appreciate your willingness to share." - Diane McBee