New Literary Agent Alert: Sheri Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency

ReminderNew literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sheri M. Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.



About Sheri: Sheri is a literary agent at Willow Word Literary Agency. She is a published adult and children’s book author and has sold work to national magazines. She has vast experience writing business content for various companies as well as curriculum for educational programs. She has earned a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, a BA in education and has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is the Founder of North Shore Academy of the Arts, a non-profit organization that offers arts programming including literary arts classes and workshops. As a published author in a variety of genres, Sheri has experiential knowledge about the writing and publishing process which helps the writers and authors she works with accomplish their writing and publishing goals and dreams.

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She is seeking: Children’s fiction and nonfiction—picture books, early readers, middle grade, and young adult.

How to contact: Query by email only to sheri [at] For picture books and early readers, query with complete ms in the body of the email. For nonfiction and middle grade/young adult, query with the first 10 pages in the body of the email. Include your contact information. Response time is typically 2-3 weeks.

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