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Agent Spotlight: Mandy Hubbard

This week's Agent Spotlight features Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary Agency.
Status: Currently closed to submissions until she catches up. 
M8-2 About:Emerald City Literary Agency launched in 2015, by agency founder Mandy Hubbard.
"Mandy began her publishing career on the other side of the desk–as an author. Her debut novel, Prada and Prejudice, was published by Penguin’s Razorbill books imprint in 2009, and went on to appear in TIME magazine and Entertainment Weekly. She has since written 10 other novels, published by Penguin, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. Her work has been translated into a half dozen languages and optioned for film.
"Prior to founding ECLA, Mandy joined D4EO Literary Agency in February of 2010, where she began building her list. A few months later she sold her first book in a 4-way auction. The following year, she brokered her first six figure deal. Mandy has now sold over 100 books. They have been optioned for film, hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and been translated into dozens of languages" (From the agency website)
About the Agency:
"Emerald City Literary Agency is a boutique, full-service literary agency founded in Seattle, Washington– otherwise known as the Emerald City, hence the agency’s name. ECLA now has offices in both Seattle and New York.
"Our location isn’t the only reason we chose our name. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her new friends are in search of their greatest desires… and they head to The Emerald City to find them.
"The desire to be published might just be the biggest dream you can imagine. And if you found this website, then you must have something in common with Dorothy and her trio of new friends, because you’re on a journey to find someone who can grant your greatest wish.
"We want the chance to partner with you–to help you down the yellow brick road to the place of your dreams." (From the agency website)
MS Wish List.
Blog (No longer posts there).
QueryTracker, AgentQuery.
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
Middle Grade, Young Adult.
See the agency website and Mandy's Manuscript Wish List for more information about what she's looking for.
What She Isn't Looking For:
Picture books, adult books, screen plays, short stories/novellas, or previously published books (including self-published works or rights-reverted books) (From the agency website)
Editorial Agent?
You can find a list of Ms. Hubbard's clients on the agency website and her Goodreads shelf.
Query Methods: Currently closed to submissions until she catches up. Check the Emerald City Literary Agency to find out when she reopens and her specific query requirements.
E-mail: No.
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: Yes.
Submission Guidelines (always verify): 
See the Emerald City Literary Agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Response Times:
What's the Buzz?
Mandy Hubbard became an agent at D4E0 Literary Agency after interning for The Bent Agency and then opened her own agency. If you’re writing MG or YA, give her a shot when she opens to queries!
I recommend following on Twitter for more insight into her personality and agenting style. 
Worth Your Time:
Interviews and Posts:
Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary Agency at Writing and Illustrating (02/2018)
Please see the Emerald City Literary Agency website for contact and query information.
Profile Details:
Last updated: 3/29/2023.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 6/16/11.
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.


Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info. I'll add her to my list.

I've noticed everyone is looking for funny. Wish I did more with humor.

Stephsco said...

WOW! What a lot of information in this post. It's so helpful to read. Glad that some agents are looking for funny, it's what I like, too.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! You did a ton of work on this spotlight. Thanks so much. Since she likes middle grade & fantasy, I'm going to add her to my list.

Brittany said...

Thanks for this spotlight! I haven't heard of her or the agency yet, so I'll definitely check them out.

Unknown said...

Thanks for doing this spotlight. I really enjoyed Mandy's book You Wish. Good to know she's looking for Middle Grade too.

Creepy Query Girl said...

lots of great info on Mandy here- thanks!

The Pen and Ink Blogspot said...

I love your thoroughness. Thank you

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great spotlight! You guys are the best!!!