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Agent Spotlight: Adriana Dominguez

This week's Agent Spotlight features Adriana Dominguez of Full Circle Literary.
Update on 3/6/2022: Adriana is now a senior agent at Aevitas Creative Management. Check their website for her submission guidelines. 
Update on 1/25/2023: Any information about Full Circle Literary has been deleted.
Status: Open to submissions
AdriCrop(2) About: "Adriana Dominguez represents award-winning illustrators including John Parra, a New York Times Best Illustrator and recipient of three Pura Belpré Honors, Kirkus Prize finalist Jaqueline Alcántara, and Orbis Pictus Honor recipient Juliet Menéndez. Her author list includes NAACP Image Award winner Katheryn Russell Brown, Pura Belpré Honor recipient Angela Cervantes and Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa.
"Adriana has wide-ranging experience in publishing; she began her editorial career at Scholastic in the 1990s, served as Children’s Reviews Editor at Críticas Magazine (Library Journal), and as Executive Editor at HarperCollins, where she led the children’s division of the Latinx-focused Rayo imprint. She has a long trajectory of supporting authors and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds and always welcomes submissions that offer a diverse point of view.
"Adriana is interested in illustrators with fresh, unmistakable styles, platform-driven narrative nonfiction from children to adult, and select children’s fiction from picture books to middle grade. She is based in New York." (From the agency website)
What She's Looking for:
Narrative nonfiction from children to adult, illustrators, picture books, middle grade

About the Agency:
"Aevitas Creative Management is a full-service literary agency, home to more than thirty agents in five cities (New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, London), representing scores of award winning authors, performers, thinkers, artists and public figures. Aevitas also provides high-level strategic communications consulting and original content development services to internationally renowned business, political, and cultural leaders, institutions, brands, and estates."
"We offer our clients unusually meaningful editorial guidance and inspiration, and serve as their advocate throughout the publishing process. We’re known for our dedication to our clients, and because we’re highly selective in who we choose to work with, we’re able to serve our clients thoughtfully and consistently." (From the agency website)
Editorial Agent? Yes

Web Presence:
Aevitas Creative Management
Update on 1/25/2023
There is list of select client titles on the website.
Query Methods: Closed to Submissions
E-mail: No (only).  
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: Yes.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
See the agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Response Times:
What's the Buzz?
The buzz on Ms. Dominguez is quiet but positive.  She's only been agenting since late 2009 but has over 10 years of experience in publishing, many in editorial positions. 
Worth Your Time:
Interviews and Podcast:
Interview with SCBWI (Date unknown)
Podcast with The Children's Book Council (04/2015)
Interview at Eastern Penn Points (11/2014)
Select Blog Posts:
Writing With Cultural Authenticity at The Official SCBWI Blog (08/2019)
Please see the agency website for contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last updated: 1/25/2023.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 6/24/2010.
Have any experience with this agent? See something that needs updating? Please leave a comment or e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7(at)gmail(dot)com
Note: These agent profiles presently focus on agents who accept children's fiction. They are not interviews. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying an agent. The information found herein is subject to change.


Thermocline said...

I had some information on her, but this really rounds out the details. Thanks, Casey!

ali cross said...

I love how she says "glorious prose". I don't write literary fiction myself, but I sure enjoy reading it. TFS!

Beth said...

As always, you've provided a great profile, Casey. She's on my wish list!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great profile. She sounds fabulous for someone who writes multicultural stories. I met Lilly Ghahremani, one of the founders of Full Circle, at an Ann Arbor Book Festival conference. She was so nice and gave a super workshop on how to write a query letter. Full Circle sounds like a great agency.

Ammie said...

Thank you so MUCH FOR DOING this spotlight! I have been looking for an agent who specializes in multicultural interests for children. As a former teacher in the Bronx, my book is based on children from my old hood and we need more multicultural literature in the classrooms. I just queried her, I hope she requests to see some material. THANK YOU so much for posting on her! Great work, Casey!

Jan Markley said...

Thanks for the profile, that's helpful.

Casey McCormick said...

Thank you for the great comments, everyone!

Good luck Ammie! I hope you have just the kind of project she's looking for.

Ms. Dominguez has reviewed her profile and made a couple changes. She IS looking for historical YA/MG as well as what's listed above.

Buffy Andrews said...

Thanks Casey for all of your hard work. Have a terrific weekend. Blessings, Buffy

Jennifer Foushee said...

Casey - your agent spotlights are so helpful. You rock! Thanks!

nilki said...

Thanks for linking to the Q&A on Musings. This is such a wonderful blog-I'm adding it to my resources for writers list at Musings!

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