This week's Agent Spotlight features Liza Pulitzer-Voges of Eden Street LLC
Status: Open to submissions.
About: “Liza Pulitzer Voges has been a literary agent for childrens' book authors and illustrators for almost 30 years working with over 40 clients. Highlights of the years include Lois Ehlert's Caldecott Honor for COLOR ZOO; Gloria Whelan's National Book Award for HOMELESS BIRD; and Sucie Stevenson's E.B. White award for HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE GREAT GRANDPAS. The growth of authors such as Dan Gutman, Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams, Shutta Crum, and many others is what makes the job irresistible.
“Picture books are still of interest but I'm also interested in young adult, particularly for boys. A middle grade fantasy would also be fun to see. Check out the Eden Street website for more information.” (Link)
About the Agency:
“Eden Street is proud to represent over 40 authors and author-illustrators of books for young readers from pre-school through young adult. Their books have won numerous awards over the past twenty-five years. At Eden Street, we pride ourselves on tailoring our services to each client's goals, working in tandem with them to achieve literary, critical and commercial success.” (Link)
What She's Looking For:
“Representing authors and author-illustrators of books for young readers from pre-school through young adult.” (Link)
From an Interview (07/2011):
“Picture books are still of interest but I'm also interested in young adult, particularly for boys. A middle grade fantasy would also be fun to see.”
“Unique historical fiction such as REVOLUTION or NORTHERN LIGHT or PRISONER IN THE PALACE and a wonderful middle grade fantasy.” (Link)
From an Interview (08/2010):
“I represent all genres! Well, I haven't done any paranormal, so I guess I'm odd that way, but I don't find the need to jump on any bandwagon.”
“I love mysteries as an adult reader... I'd love a really good mystery series, hope that it will have some fun humor too! And naturally, great writing, strong voice, and setting.” (Link)
What She Isn't Looking For:
“I post my requirements on my website, so I get truly annoyed when I get e-mail submissions! I just delete them! And I don't represent adult, so that too is a pet peeve.” (Link)
There is a list of agency clients on the Eden Street website.
As of this posting, Ms. Pulitzer-Voges does not appear to report her deals to Publisher’s Marketplace. She is a veteran agent with many confirmed sales.
Snail-Mail: Yes (only).
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
“Kindly send via mail (no electronic or fax please), including a SASE, a picture book manuscript or dummy; a synopsis and three chapters of a middle-grade or YA novel; for non-fiction, a proposal and three sample chapters is recommended. We give priority to members of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.”
See the Eden Street website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Ms. Pulitzer-Voges strives to respond to all queries, and her response time ranges from days to several months. There are some instances of no-response. Stats are limited on requested material but suggest a one- two-month wait.
What's the Buzz?
Liza Pulitzer-Voges opened Eden Street Literary in April of 2009 after 25 years with Kirchoff/Wohlberg. She has a successful list of clients who seem very happy with her representation. She remains open to submissions but accepts snail-mail only.
Worth Your Time:
7 Questions For: Literary Agent Liza Voges at Middle Grade Ninja (07/2011).
Interview with an Agent: Liza Pulitzer-Voges at Mother. Write. (Repeat.) (08/2010).
Around the Web:
Liza Pulitzer-Voges on P&E ($, AAR).
Please see the Eden Street website for contact and query information.
Last updated: 11/10/11.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 11/10/11.
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