About

Emerald City Literary Agency is a full service literary agency launched  in 2015. ECLA specializes in all things kid lit– Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult, both fiction and non-fiction.

To find out more about our agents and staff, go to their individual pages.

  • Mandy Hubbard

    Founder and Agent

    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 Harlequin, Flux, and Bloomsbury. Her work has been translated into a half dozen languages and optioned for film.

  • Linda Epstein

    Senior Agent

    Linda is at the helm of the Emerald City Literary Agency east coast office. It’s still true that although she’s been a life-long New Yorker, her breath is taken away every time she views the New York City skyline. Besides being an agent, Linda also writes books for children and teens.

  • Garrett Alwert

    Associate Agent

    Prior to joining Emerald City Literary, Garrett graduated from Washington State University with a degree in business. He played professional baseball and worked as a contractor until he found his true passion in publishing. In 2016 he began interning for Mandy Hubbard then became Agency Assistant before being promoted to Associate Agent.

Mandy Hubbard

Founder and Agent

Linda Epstein

Senior Agent

Garrett Alwert

Associate Agent

Kirsten Wolf, Contracts Manager