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Book Stop Literary Agency  

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info@bookstopliterary.com
BookStop Literary Agency, LLC 67 Meadow View Rd.
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone (925)254-2664
Fax (925)254-2668


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About BookStop Literary Agency:

Kendra Marcus started BookStop Literary Agency in 1984 and since then the agency has grown to be one of the most well known and well respected agencies for children’s book writers and illustrators.

Kendra gravitates toward quirky and funny picture books, fiction with unforgettable characters and stories that will bring her to tears. Unusual non-fiction, especially science presented in new ways and little gems of history are also her cup of tea. Stories with Hispanic or Latino characters are always welcome, and she is thrilled to find accomplished illustrators with a fresh style who can tell a strong story in pictures to accompany a text.

Minju Chang joined BookStop in 2006. She represents both fiction and nonfiction in all children's book categories: picture books, chapter books, middle-grade, graphic novels and YA. She also represents illustrators and is on the hunt for author-illustrators.

Across all genres and formats, Minju looks for emotional resonance and distinctive voices. She is always on the lookout for an unusual and authentic "insider" point of view, stories that shift her perspective of the world, and vivid settings that make her want to linger and explore. On her current wish list: evocative magical realism; heartwarming MG with clever and gutsy characters; realistic and fantastical graphic novels for ages 5 and up; strong female characters in all genres; picture books that range from charming and quirky to irreverent and subversive; narrative non-fiction with a timely hook; voice-driven historical fiction; re-tellings of fairy tales, myths and legends; re-imagination of the literary canon (esp. Austen, Brontë sisters, Dickens, and Collins); "light" fantasy; YA romance with tons of humor; and stories about finding family and friends in unexpected places and ways. She is also eager to find projects from diverse creators, both writers and artists, and underrepresented voices. (Diversity including but also going beyond race and gender)

Karyn Fischerjoined BookStop Literary Agency in 2014 and is currently looking to build her client list. She is particularly drawn to young adult and middle grade novels. Her favorite genres include gothic novels with twisty narratives and dark secrets, historical fiction, literary thrillers, well-drawn fantasy, and heart-tugging contemporary stories. She’s looking for anything with memorable characters, an engaging voice, and a tightrope- taut plot. Karyn holds an MFA in Creative Writing, has completed three publishing internships, and previously worked as a bookseller and buyer in a small independent bookstore. Her background has given her a unique perspective on the book industry, as well as the skills to find and promote books she loves.

BookStop clients and their work have earned national recognition from such organizations as the National Book Foundation, the American Library Association’s Notable committee, the American Booksellers and from ‘Young Reader’ committees in a number of states.