Storm Literary Agency

Boutique literary agency representing quality children's literature from exceptional authors and illustrators

First, there was a  teacher who loved books almost as much as she loved little children. Then, there was an artist who loved pirates, almost as much as he loved cats. As it turns out, that artist could also write, and that teacher loved the pirate stories he wrote. And she shared those stories with the children she taught. The children loved the pirate stories; they also loved the cats. They wanted more stories with pirates and cats. They also wanted an adventure! And the stories gave them so many adventures! And that is that: Storm Literary Agency came about because it needed to. The children requested it. And so did the cats. 

Storm Literary Agency welcomes submissions from unique and talented authors and illustrators, those who are not afraid to embrace their capacity to teach, to entertain, to engage and to honor young people who, hopefully, will be changed by the work represented here.


Submissions are now closed and will remain closed until further notification. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are contemplating submitting to us when we reopen for submissions, please familiarize yourself with our submission policies~


If you think you might be a good fit for Storm Literary Agency, and would like us to consider your work for representation, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Fiction: Please send the first three chapters with an appropriate pitch and very brief synopsis. No attachments please.

Nonfiction: Please enclose the project proposal, pitch/hook, and sample. No attachments please.

Please send only ONE project/proposal or manuscript (if requested) at a time. If we desire to read more work, we will request it. If we want to read the full manuscript of any submitted piece, we will request that as well. Please do not send additional work to us if we have passed on your original submission, unless requested to do so.

Illustrators: We love art, almost as much as we love literature. If you would like us to consider your work, please send us an appropriate query including information about yourself, and your work, as well as a link to an online portfolio. No attachments please unless requested.


If opting to mail material, please never send an original of anything. Mailed material will not be returned.

All material mailed or emailed should include a query letter with appropriate contact information.



Post: Storm Literary Agency

           P.O. Box 40

           Mound, MN   55364



We understand the tremendous desire to find an appropriate agent, with the hopes of subsequently securing an ideal publisher for your work. We realize there is a sense of urgency as you send your work off into the world. But we are a small agency. Our response time may be anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 weeks, depending on the projects at hand.  If we find that we are not  able to represent your project, we will always attempt to provide appropriate feedback of some sort, realizing the path to publication is a journey, and not always a fast one!

Best of luck       ~Essie