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2023 Agents Day Bios

Here are the agents joining us for Agent Day 2023!


  Jemiscoe “Jem” Chambers-Black, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Before Jemiscoe “Jem” Chambers-Black joined Andrea Brown Literary Agency in 2020, she was an assistant director for film and television. Her love for books prevailed, and she went back to school to study English Literature and creative writing in fiction and earned her MFA. She represents adult fiction, YA, MG, picture book authors, illustrators, and select adult nonfiction.  *Jem will be available for critiques, not the roundtable. 



Karly Dizon, Fuse Literary

Karly is an associate agent at Fuse Literary building KidLit universes with stories that matter. She first joined the agency in 2016 as a reader for Tricia Skinner and then promoted to Literary Assistant soon after. In 2019, she was promoted to associate agent. Karly has built a career with a strong background as a freelance editor as well as extensive experience with graphic design and marketing. She is looking to develop long-term career authors and nurture their entire writing journey as a strong editorial agent with marketing, social media, and design support. Karly is also the KidLit track coordinator for the San Francisco Writers Conference. Karly’s clients have won or been nominated for such awards as Kirkus Best Books of the Year, NCTE Notable Books List, SLJ Best Book of the Year, and Kirkus Prize Finalist.



Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency

Rachel Orr is celebrating her fifteenth year at Prospect Agency, where she represents both authors and illustrators in projects ranging from picture books through YA. She previously worked for eight rewarding years at HarperCollins Children’s Books and uses those editorial skills to help prepare her clients’ work for submission. Her clients include Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Leeza Hernandez (ROXIE LOVES ADVENTURE), Cathy Carr (365 DAYS TO ALASKA), Samantha M. Clark (ARROW), Cori Doerrfeld (THE RABBIT LISTENED), Susie Lee Jin (NOT AN EGG!) and Molly Ruttan (SOMETHING WILD). 


Information on how to submit a query to these agents will be emailed to the attendees following the event.

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