Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Kaitlyn Sanchez of Context Literary

Kaitlyn Sanchez is a mom, wife, agent with Context Litetary Agency, middle school math teacher, and picture book author. She’s also the proud co-creator and co-host of the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest and Kidlit Zombie Week as well as creator and co-host of the Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy Contest. In her free time, she loves to play soccer, binge-watch TV shows, and, of course, read, especially when she’s all cozied up with her husband and daughter reading together.

I mainly represent Kidlit authors and author-illustrators. That includes board books, picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, and young adult novels. Please do not pitch me adult books at this time.

“For picture books, I am looking to represent the following (but you never know what might catch my fancy!)

  • Fiction: STEM/STEAM, humor, magical realism, rhyme, diversity, creative ways of looking at normal things, tear-jerkers, and I always love a sweet/sentimental story, too.
  • Nonfiction: STEM/STEAM, historical (biographies rock but make sure they have a super creative hook and/or are about an underrepresented person).
  • Note: for rhyme, please make sure you have rockin’ rhythm.

“I would also LOVE to represent a great chapter book series, especially if it’s in graphic novel format and/or with great characters.”

For middle-grade and young adult: “I enjoy character-driven coming of age stories, mysteries, historical fiction, and dramas, especially with great friendships, and of course I always love diversity. I would definitely consider books in verse as well in this category, but again, you never know what will strike my fancy.”

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