Full Agent Profile: Tracey Adams


Tracey Adams

Adams Literary


Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade

  • This agent is closed to queries

    • Exclusively represents children’s and young adult authors & artists.
    • Clients’ works spans every age and every genre in the children’s market—from picture books to middle-grade and young adult fiction, from historical novels and fantasy to books that tackle important contemporary issues.
    • Does not handle textbooks, novelty, craft, how-to or coloring books
    • Does not handle any adult works
    • http://www.adamsliterary.com/submissions/
    • Query only via through their online submission form
    • Does not accept paper submissions, or any unsolicited submissions, received by post
    • She is closed to new queries until 2015

    • She is married to fellow agent and co-founder of Adams Literary, Josh Adams
    • Graduate of Moutn Holyoke College

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Heather Mackey's THE SHADOW CLOCK, in which a thirteen-year-old orphan is a renowned criminal in the dark market of buying and selling magic; all his skills are put to the test when a rival thief offers information about his family in exchange for a dangerous job, to Arianne Lewin at Putnam Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2016 and 2017, by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (World).

    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Jacqueline Davies's TROUBLE, pitched as in the tradition of lovable troublemakers Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, the story of two smart girls in a small town who are so bored they can't help but make mischief, to Maria Barbo at Katherine Tegen Books, in a significant deal, in a four-book deal, for publication in Fall 2015 and annually thereafter, by Tracey Adams at AdamsLiterary (World).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Terry Farish's RABBIT IN THE MOON, the tale of first love features the 16-year-old daughter of a Cambodian immigrant and a Scottish fisherman, and a young army medic back from Afghanistan, exploring themes of intergenerational trauma and the immigrant experience, to Anna Cavallo and Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab, for publication in Fall 2015, by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (NA).

    Fiction | Children's
    Fred Koehler's illustrating Kai Dotlich's ONE DAY, THE END (Short, Very Short, Shorter than Ever Stories), to Rebecca Davis at Boyds Mills Press, for publication in Fall 2015, by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (NA).

    Author:   Cynthia Lord
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Scholastic (May 26, 2015)
    This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season. After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather, and Salma's friendship transforms Lily's summer. But when Salma decides to run in the upcoming Blueberry Queen pageant, they'll have to face some tough truths about friendship and belonging. Should an outsider like Salma really participate in the pageant-and possibly win?

    Author:   Ryan Graudin
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Little, Brown (November 4, 2014)
    730. That's how many days I've been trapped. 18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out. DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible…. JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister…. MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window….. In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

    Author:   Amie Kaufman (represented by Tracey Adams) and Meagan Spooner (represented by Josh Adams)
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Disney-Hyperion (December 23, 2014)
    Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

    REVEALED (The Missing #7)
    Author:   Margaret Peterson Haddix
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 2, 2014)
    After a mysterious cameo from Charles Lindbergh, it’s up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well.” It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household—until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes—and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that’s not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah’s parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children. Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone. With the help of de-aged JB and Angela, he has to collect the clues. And they lead directly back to Gary and Hodge, and a terrible plot that could mean the end of everything Jonah has ever loved. Can Jonah put the pieces together before time runs out?

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