HERMAN AGENCY represents professional artists and authors with an emphasis on the children's market, which includes books for all ages, educational books and supplementary materials, children's magazines, cartoons, licensed characters, as well as stationery, advertising, toys and editorial illustrations.
Ronnie Ann Herman, Agent: Ronnie started Herman Agency in 1999 and represents many of the leading illustrators and author/illustrators in today's children's book market. As a former Art Director at Random House and Art Director, Associate Publisher and V.P. at Penguin Books' Grosset & Dunlap, Ronnie art directed thousands of children's books during her more than 20 years in publishing. Ronnie is also the author of 12 children’s books and one of her books has been on the NY Times best-seller list.
Jill Corcoran, Agent: With an English degree from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago, Jill has marketed everything from sneakers to cereal at Leo Burnett Advertising, LA Gear, Mattel, and at her own consulting company, LAUNCH! New Product Marketing. Jill is also a children’s book author and poet.
Katia Herman, Associate Agent: Katia, Ronnie's younger daughter, joined the agency in 2011. Katia graduated from NYU with an English major. She is an author and has been doing floral design since she was in high-school. She does floral arrangements for NYC restaurants and private clients.
For foreign rights information contact Rights People.
For published Picture Book Author/Illustrators please email Ronnie at Submissions@HermanAgencyInc.com. Please note we are not taking on new picture book authors at this time unless they both write and illustrate their works. We are only interested in author/illustrator work for Trade Picture Books and illustrators and authors who have published Trade Picture Books.
Please contact Ronnie via email before mailing any samples.
Chapter Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult Books:
Jill Corcoran is closed to queries. She will only accept queries from authors she has met at conferences, A PATH TO PUBLISHING participants and referrals.
Please email your query plus the first 10 pages of your manuscript to QueryJillCorcoran@gmail.com.
To see what Jill is currently looking for please see her blog here: http://www.jillcorcoran.blogspot.com/p/jills-publishers-marketplace-page-i.html
Ronnie Ann Herman
350 Central Park West - apt. 4I
New York, NY 10025