About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Lindsay Davis Auld of Writers House — because they are actively seeking new writers and constructing a client list.
Literary agent bio: “I first started at Writers House in the West Coast office, where I was lucky to apprentice with Steven Malk and had the opportunity to work with some of the very best authors and artists in the industry. Before taking time off to start a family, I helped launch the careers of several bestselling and award-winning authors. I’ve now recently re-joined Writers House and I’m actively building my list.”
What to submit to Lindsay: “I’m seeking picture book, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts. I’ve always been passionate about children’s and young adult literature, and, as an agent, I’m eager to help bring fresh voices, characters and stories to a new generation of readers.
I’m particularly drawn to mysteries, fantasy, historical fiction, magical realism, adventure, and books with humor–light or dark or both. Growing up, I loved (and still love) stories by Roald Dahl, Madeleine L’Engle, Philip Pullman, Katherine Paterson, E. L. Konigsburg, Lois Lowry, Beverly Cleary, and Judith Viorst.”
How to query Lindsay: “I accept email submissions only at: lauld [at] writershouse.com. Please send a query, along with the first 10-15 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email. For picture books, please send the full manuscript or dummy. I do read each query carefully and will respond as soon as possible. If I haven’t responded within six weeks, please feel free to follow up.”
ATTEND A WRITERS CONFERENCE IN 2019. Here are some writers conferences WQP staffers are either speaking at or wholeheartedly endorse:
- Feb. 23, 2019: New Orleans Writing Workshop (New Orleans, LA)
- March 2, 2019: Minnesota Writing Workshop (St. Paul, MN)
- March 8, 2019: Alabama Writing Workshop (Birmingham, AL)
- March 9, 2019: Atlanta Writing Workshop (Atlanta, GA)
- March 9, 2019: Pittsburgh Writing Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA)
- March 29, 2019: St. Louis Writers Conference (St. Louis, MO)
- March 30, 2019: Kansas City Writing Workshop (Kansas City, MO)
- April 6, 2019: Kentucky Writing Workshop (Louisville, KY)
- April 13, 2019: North Carolina Writing Workshop (Charlotte, NC)
- April 27, 2019: Seattle Writing Workshop (Seattle, WA)
- May 4, 2019: Writing Conference of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
- May 11, 2019: San Diego Writing Workshop (San Diego, CA)
- May 18, 2019: Cincinnati Writing Workshop (Cincinnati, OH)
- June 8, 2019: Florida Writing Workshop (Tampa, FL)
- June 29, 2019: Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- and click here for more 2019 writers conference suggestions — in Cleveland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Denver, Washington DC, Toronto, Boston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Philadelphia.