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JDLA Welcomes Amy Giuffrida!

​Formerly a literary agent apprentice at Corvisiero Literary Agency and a literary assistant at Holloway Literary Agency, Amy is also the author of THE BLEEDING HEART. Find more about Amy, her interests, and her submission guidelines here. Welcome!

JDLA Welcomes Tara Gilbert!

Formerly an associate agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency, Tara has been in the publishing industry since 2017, which included an internship at Entangled Publishing. Find more about Tara, her interests, and her submission guidelines here. Welcome!

Congrats Dr. Kathy Sullivan - Another First For Women!

Astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan, the first U.S. woman to walk in space, has just become the first woman to reach the deepest spot in the ocean! Her achievement was covered in The New York Times. Dr. Sullivan and Carmella Van Vleet co-authored the picture book TO THE STARS! about her historic space walk.

Margi Preus's Littlest Voyageur an Editor's Choice!

The Historical Novel Society has selected Margi Preus's THE LITTLEST VOYAGEUR (Holiday House/Margaret Ferguson Books) as an Editor's Choice in their May issue. Their rave review called the middle-grade novel "a highly recommended, fast-moving story that will amuse, inform, and entertain young readers." Congratulations, Margi!

New York Times Bestseller for Maurice Benard!

Just days after its release by HarperCollins, NOTHING GENERAL ABOUT IT: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital has hit the New York Times Bestseller List!  Congratulations, Maurice!

Mary Cronk Farrell Book Honored By Bank Street College of Education!

Mary Cronk Farrell's STANDING UP AGAINST HATE: HOW BLACK WOMEN IN THE ARMY HELPED CHANGE THE COURSE OF WWII (Abrams) was chosen as a Bank Street Best Book of the Year!


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