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    I write fluff and that's OK. Moonchild's Avatar
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    Storm Literary Agency

    I stumbled across this agency/agent and couldn't find a thread on them here or on P&E.

    Here's their website: http://www.stormliteraryagency.com

    From what I gather, they specialize in children's books, but they seem very new. From their 'about' page, I can't quite suss out if they've got any actual experience in publishing. (If they do, they're certainly not advertising it).

    Anyone knows anything about them?
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    I can tell you that this agency has been discussed in several of my kid lit groups on Facebook. The consensus seems to be that Essie is determined and she gives good feedback, but no track record. And they're not based in NY.

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    The founders don't seem to have any direct publishing or agenting background, but they do seem to be deeply involved in childhood education, which could at least give them a good sense of what's marketable (a skill that many inexperienced agents lack) and enable them to select a good client list. I think it's possible this agency might succeed--but that might take quite some time, and it's the clients who will pay the price of the wait. So I think a wait-and-see approach is wisest, at least for now.

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    Yeah. That was the sense I got. Thanks for weighing in! I'll add them to my "to watch" list.
    Sprawling historical - trunked ATM
    YA speculative (Books 1 & 2) - shelved
    YA retelling - on sub
    YA unrelated retelling - on sub
    YA ghost story(ish) thing -
    revising

    Yet another YA retelling -
    draft zero complete


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    "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star."

    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche



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    Essie has been busy, though. I know of at least four writers whom she recently offered to rep.

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    Here to report my experience. All good. She requested a revise and resubmit on a picture book. I did. She ended up passing. We had different visions for the target market. Her feedback on each interaction had merit.
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    Has this agency made any sales?
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    PM lists a couple; to Sterling Children's and Kar-Ben.
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    Just had a full manuscript request from this agency. Any updated info on them or new experiences?

    Thanks!

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    They're listed on Querytracker now. I have a full out with them too. I know it's still early days for this agency, but I wish there was more info on them.

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