Erin Clyburn - Agent Apprentice
Erin is currently open to queries.
Erin received her BA in English Literature from Mississippi State University and her MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University.
She has worked in the book and publishing industries for the past 12 years, currently as Copy Editor for Food & Wine magazine. (Unable to stray too far from children’s books or her kindred spirits, people who love books, she also recently moonlighted as a children’s librarian.) She’s an annual judge for the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards and works every year at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at Southern Miss.
Recently read favorites include Calypso by David Sedaris, Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, and History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. All-time favorites are The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, IT by Stephen King, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton, and anything with Maurice Sendak’s name on it.
When not working, Erin loves running and hiking, cooking, traveling, painting, working on a manuscript or two, and trying to keep her three rabbits, Felix, Agnes, and Valentino, from chewing up every baseboard in the house.
Erin is looking for:
Erin is not the right person for fiction picture books, romance, Westerns, epic fantasy, political or military thrillers, hard sci-fi, or stories with a strong focus on religion.
Please follow the submission guidelines on our “Submissions” page and submit your query to our automated database for Erin’s consideration by clicking the button below. Please include a strong query, one- to two-page synopsis, and the first five pages of your manuscript.
When you receive your auto-response email, it will include a link to check the status of your query. Please save this! It is also the link that allows you to message Erin to report if you've been offered representation elsewhere.
Unsolicited queries sent to Erin’s personal work e-mail will not be considered.