The internet's largest free database of literary agents









QUICK AGENT SEARCH


FULL SEARCH

SEARCH TIPS





AQ SUCCESS STORIES

SUCCESSFUL QUERIES

JOIN AGENTQUERY CONNECT


BLOG ROLL

FORMATTING TIPS

GENRE DESCRIPTIONS

AGENT LIST


ABOUT AGENT QUERY

MISSION STATEMENT

CONTACT AQ

HOME


Full Agent Profile: Kristin Miller



NAME

Kristin Miller

AGENCY
D4EO Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
Kristin.D4EO@gmail.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.d4eo.com



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She only represents YA, middle grade, and picture books:
    • I'm looking forward to seeing a wide range of middle grade and young adult novels and, at this point, will be accepting queries from every genre within YA and MG.
    • I will also accept queries from picture book author/illustrators (professionally trained illustrators, please).
    • There are a few things I'm particularly interested in seeing, though, should you be working on a project along these lines.
    • Picture Books:
    • Author/illustrators only, please. I'm looking for unique and inventive art with playful, character-diven stories that are less than 750 words. Preferably less than 500 words. When querying, please paste the entire story below your query and include a link to a website or other public place that showcases examples of your art. Please don't attach art to the query.
    • Middle Grade:
    • Larger-than-life characters and storylines that don’t include parents or obvious life-lessons. I want fun, adventure, mystery and big, big characters. Give me hilarious and daring main and supporting characters that push the envelope . . . then stop pushing and rip it right open. Did I mention how important jump-off-the-page characters are?
    • A timeless middle grade with siblings learning about themselves, each other and the world. Lovely but accessible prose. Something classic, the next The Penderwicks or Anne of Green Gables.
    • Urban fantasy. MG superheros (perhaps dark superheros?) or mythological or magical creatures set in the modern world. Great pacing is essential, as is adventure. Some humor would be good, too. Probably not Olympian stuff, though.
    • Young Adult:
    • Talented writing, first and foremost. I’d like to see writing that shows care for one’s craft. I’m very open to good experimental writing, too. Having said that:
    • Sweeping historical fiction. I’d love something decadent and lush, set perhaps during Tsarist Russia or the Golden Ages of Vienna or Budapest. I’d like to see a heated romance, treachery and gowns made of yards and yards of silk and seed pearls.
    • Contemporary with feminist themes, issues, characters, concerns. A strong (struggling?) main character trying to find her or his place in a world where being white, male and upper class is still such an advantage.
    • Avoid the United Colors of Benetton ad cast, but I do want to see novels about persons of color. Realistic, voicey families that fight hard, love hard, and don’t tell me too much about what it means to be people of color in the U.S.; rather, you, the author, are showing me what it means through your writing and story. Think Toni Morrison, Bell Hooks, Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sherman Alexie.
    • Beach reads. Very commercial stories heavy on the romance and fun, but still well-written. I want good pacing, a dynamic cast and great shoes. Make me root for the main character and swoon over the boy. Think Sarah Dessen-light but with more conclusive endings.
    • Horror, but I’d prefer it to be psychological rather than gory, subtle rather than in-your-face. Keep me up all night wondering what’s hiding under my bed or creeping up my stairs in the dark. Or hiding in my dreams . . .
    • Additional elements that interest me in both MG and YA: Food and travel. How about a fun (and funny) MG about a bake-off competition (especially if it includes pie and a cool prize for the winner)? Perhaps a YA with travel to Morocco or similar, wherein the MC learns about being scammed, gets lost, finds some (but not all) answers to a personal dilemma and, of course, romance.
    • These are, of course, suggestions. You are still welcome to send your PB, MG and YA queries even if they don't fall within these specific storylines/ideas. :)
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES