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.

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Xiaojie Liu is an award-winning illustrator based in Minneapolis, USA. She received her BA in illustration from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2015, and her MFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2018.

Xiaojie focuses on children’s illustration, editorial illustration and surface design, etc. for a wide range of projects including children’s books, publications, magazines, branding, packaging and many more. She combines mixed media and materials to create illustrations, which include digital and hand drawing, paper cutting, clay, and fabrics.

Xiaojie has been selected to appear in American Illustration, Hiii Illustration, and Asia Illustrations Annual Awards. In addition to doing gallery shows internationally, she is currently working on picture book projects. She has recently been invited by Phoenix Publishing and Media Inc to re-illustrate the classic story "Sleeping Beauty", which will be published in 2019.