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22 years of making dreams come true

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency founded in 2001 and named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writer’s Digest. The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. JDLA is proud to represent illustrators, as well as screenwriters for both television and film, including Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writers and illustrators. What sets JDLA apart from other agencies is our holistic approach to managing every aspect of an author’s career to make the most of their project's potential.

  • A designated Foreign Rights team, with co-agents in every country and an established presence at Book Expo and book fairs throughout the world.

  • A designated Film/TV/Media agent based in Hollywood.


  • An affiliated Presentation Service and Media trainer to help authors communicate with clarity, precision, and greater impact.


  • An affiliated Speakers Services agent who coordinates booking speaking engagements.

  • Strong affiliations with top merchandising agents to handle merchandising opportunities as they arise.

JDLA is truly a full-service literary agency, and we regularly help our authors in everything from creating book ideas to editing and promoting their books. We are proud to represent established authors and help advance their careers, but we are committed to discovering talented new writers and making their literary dreams a reality.

"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books." - Thomas Carlyle

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