Saturday, July 14th
Publishing Children's Literature: An Introduction to the Middle Grade
& Young Adult Fiction Market
Interested in writing for the middle grade or young adult market? Jump in with literary agent Shannon Hassan, who will explore the key ingredients of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction (including the crucial differences between them), share an insider’s view of what agents and editors are looking for, and offer tips for getting started. Come with your questions!
Shannon Hassan, an agent at Marsal Lyon Literary, represents authors of literary and commercial fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and select nonfiction. Recent MG and YA books include INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS by Dusti Bowling (Sterling), ALL OUT OF PRETTY by Ingrid Palmer (Creston), DIE YOUNG WITH ME by Rob Rufus (Simon & Schuster), THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE by Frank L. Cole (Penguin Random House), and GIRLS ON THE LINE by Jennie Liu (Lerner).