Want to get your manuscript noticed by publishing professionals?In WriteMentor’s new blog series, we invite leading literary agents to answer quick-fire questions about publishing and submissions, to give children’s writers insights and adviceabout the querying process.
Chloe Seager of Madeleine Milburn shares her insights.
Current hot publishing trend…
Chloe: Everyone still seems to be in the mood for joy. More fun escapism in my inbox, please!
Submission turn on…
Chloe: A one line pitch/hook that makes me desperate to open the attachments.
Submission turn off…
Chloe: Vagueness! The themes of a novel are not the pitch.
Current children’s read…
Chloe: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston.
Biggest submission wish…
Chloe: A genuinely funny, hooky YA rom-com. And anything that surprises me!
Chloe Seager, Madeleine Milburn
Chloe joined the MM Agency in 2019 from Northbank Talent where she spent four years building a children’s and YA list from scratch, selling rights in the UK, US and internationally. Whilst there she worked with Carnegie nominated author Emily Critchley, the children’s tie-in titles of Rachel Wells’ bestselling Alfie series, and discovered many debut authors including Anna Fargher, Ben Oliver and Inky Willis.
She began her career at Titan Books where she developed an interest in sci-fi/fantasy, and it was working with V.E. Schwab that made her realise her true passion was in YA and children’s.
Chloe is also a writer. She penned the Emma Nash books, a YA series published with HQ, and is currently collaborating on a new middle-grade series. She runs #bookclubYA, the bi-monthly sister event to #drinkYA, and co-hosts YaOughta!, a podcast about UK YA books.
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