New Literary Agent Alert: Claire Easton of Painted Words

Literary agent Claire Easton is open to queries! She is looking for a variety of children’s picture books, as well as young adult and middle grade fiction.
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About Claire: Claire joined Painted Words in 2012 as Lori Nowicki’s assistant, and worked her way up to being an agent. She studied English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University.

She is Seeking: Claire is looking for author-illustrated picture books, and also considers the occasional middle-grade and young adult manuscript. For any picture book, she loves humorous, character-driven stories; entertaining nonfiction; timeless stories that can be enjoyed at any age; and books that speak to the diversity of children’s experiences. For middle-grade and YA, she is open to all genres, as long as they story features strong characters and a unique voice.

How to Submit: Queries can be sent to For picture books, please include the full manuscript or book dummy (if an attachment is over 5 MB, please send a link). For MG and YA, please send a synopsis and the first 10 pages of your manuscript.

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