Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Monster List of Picture Book Agents - Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties

Heather Alexander became an agent at Pippin Properties in 2014. Prior to that she was a children's book editor at Dial Books for Young Readers. She is looking for quirky, subversive picture books. It seems to go without saying that Heather is an editorial agent. There is lots of great info about Heather online to help you decide whether or not she might be the right agent for you:

In this May 2015 interview Heather talks about picture book renaissance and commonly occurring themes in picture book submissions.

Heather did an insightful Query Questions interview where she talk about how many queries she gets vs. how many requests she makes among other interesting tidbits.

The Kidlit 411 Agent Spotlight with Heather is one you won't want to miss!

See some specifics of what Heather is interested in acquiring in her Manuscript Wish List feed. This is updated with Heather's #MSWL tweets so be sure to check back.

Heather talks about her ideal client and more in her interview at Valerie Cole Reads.

You can get some good tips from Heather's First Five Frenzy interview.

In this SCBWI Insight interview Heather talks about working with illustrators and more about what intrigues her.

You can read a couple quick thoughts on character and marketability from Heather at Adventures in YA Publishing.

Heather is looking for diversity.

Check out these critiques Heather did!

Follow Heather Alexander on Twitter @heatheralexand to learn more about her. You can also find her on Facebook. Pippin Properties also has Facebook and Twitter accounts.

And you are in luck! Heather just started her very own blog. Here's looking forward to lots of great info there.

Check out the Pippin Property submission guidelines if you are interested in querying. Pippin has a great website. Be sure to look at their clients page and the books they represent too!

This post is part of the Monster List of Picture Book Agents. If you have an additions or changes you think should be made to this listing please contact me or leave them in the comments. Thanks!


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