For Aspiring Authors & Illustrators
We think our customers make great authors, and we'd love to help you out with the publishing process! That's why we're fortunate to have the help of the fantastic Anna Olswanger, a literary agent at Liza Dawson Associates where she specializes in illustrated work, both fiction and nonfiction, for young readers and adults. She has sold to Balzer & Bray, Bloomsbury, Bodys Mills Press, Dutton, Sleeping Bear Press, and Random House Children's Books, among other publishers. She also is an author herself: of the children's picture book Shlemiel Crooks, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book and a PJ Library Book.
So if you're interested in writing or illustrating a book, send an email here with any questions--anything from submission procedures to grammar. We'll email you Anna's professional response and also post it on this website--so check back for answers to yours and others' FAQs!
See some of Anna's answers to these questions: