Linda Epstein, Agent


Linda is the eyes and ears of Emerald City Literary Agency in the east. Even though she’s a life-long New Yorker, her breath is still taken away every time she sees the New York City skyline. Besides being an agent, she’s also hard at work writing a middle grade novel.

Before moving to Emerald City Literary Agency, Linda worked at Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency for 4 1/2 years, where she represented titles like Bill Konigsberg’s award winning YA novels, Openly Straight, The Porcupine of Truth, and Honestly Ben; Joe McGee’s hilarious zombie picture book Peanut Butter and Brains; M-E Girard’s Girl Mans Up; and Natasha Sinel’s well received The Fix.

Linda represents picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, and children’s nonfiction. She does not represent adult literature at all. Since joining the agency she has toyed with the idea of adding a G to the beginning of her name, but hasn’t yet fully embraced the idea of being a good witch.

Linda blogs at and you can follow her on Twitter @lindaepstein and on Facebook.

Linda is open to submissions for the month of January and will intermittently be open during the rest of the year. You can check Twitter or to see her status.

Query guidelines:  Send a short query letter to Tell me a little bit about your manuscript and a little bit about you,  not more than one page long. Include the first 20 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email, following your query. If you’re sending a picture book, please include the full text of the manuscript in the body of the email. Do not send any attachments.