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Andrea Brown Literary Agency
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Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
This agent accepts queries
She loves picture books that are real, storytime-ready stories (no one-joke tales or mood pieces), and has a particular fondness for stellar easy reader manuscripts in the deadpan tradition of Arnold Lobel.
For the older set, she is drawn to richly imagined fantasies that depart from old-hat heroic quests (alternate realities, magical realism, and steam-punk are all styles/premises to have recently caught her notice).
She has a special interest in dystopian fiction for middle graders and in sprawling, atmospheric tales with Dickensian twists and satisfying puzzles
DOES NOT REPRESENT
Fables and folktales tend not to be for her.
This agent accepts email queries only; you must put "QUERY" in subject line
Please only query one agent at this agency; a "no" from one agent is a "no" from the entire agency
Email/Young adult, middle grade, chapter book, early readers: query with first 10 pages pasted in the body of the email
Email/picture books: query with entire manuscript pasted in the body of the email
Email/all other genres: query only
Mattson spent five years as a book review editor for BOOKLIST and previously was an associate editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers
Graduate of Amherst College