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Sept 18 - CLOSED - Tim Travaglini, Literary Agent, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, Crit-N-Chat

Critiques for Live Chat in September - Submissions Sent in August

Tim Travaglini

Literary Agent | Jill Corcoran Literary Agency


Manuscripts are due on or before August 11.

Live Chats start at 6 PM EST on Sept. 18th


More about Tim

Since 1994, Timothy Travaglini has worked in trade marketing for Scholastic, Inc.; been a bookseller for Books of Wonder, an all-children’s bookstore in New York City; and has edited for Henry Holt and Company, Walker & Company, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, and Open Road Integrated Media where he was the director of children's acquisitions.

He is the editor of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner, UP! TALL! AND HIGH! by Ethan Long; New York Times #1 bestseller GOODNIGHT GOON, and New York Times bestseller THE RUNAWAY MUMMY, by Michael Rex; the FANGBONE: THIRD GRADE BARBARIAN series by Michael Rex (soon to be an animated series from Disney Canada); The Youngest Templar trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Michael P. Spradlin; DREAMDARK: BLACKBRINGER and DREAMDARK: SILKSINGER by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor; a Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith; The Foundling’s Tale trilogy (formerly titled Monster Blood Tattoo) by D. M. Cornish; the BENJAMIN FRANKLINSTEIN series by Matthew McElligott & Larry Tuxbury; many picture books by Patrick O’Brien such as YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS and CAPTAIN RAPTOR AND THE MOON MYSTERY; EARTH MOTHER by Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; ONE WITCH by Laura Leuck, illustrated by S. D. Schindler; many novels by Janette Rallison such as JUST ONE WISH, and ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE, WAR, AND HIGH SCHOOL; the reissue of Newbery-Honor winner ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS by Sylvia Louise Engdahl; and UNCLE BOBBY'S WEDDING by Sarah S. Brannen. Tim is also the editor of EVANGELLYFISH, by Douglas Wilson, winner of the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award for Fiction.

Tim is looking for fiction and nonfiction for adults, as well as for young readers of all ages. Tim wants a book that makes him laugh out loud. He wants a book that makes him cry. He wants a book that makes him fall in love. He wants a book that breaks his heart.

He wants biographies or memoirs of people or groups that inspire: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work, compassion, empathy, giving back to the world. He wants nonfiction about topics that are amazing: but is also particularly interested in travel, aviation, architecture, caves/tunnels/mines, outer space, cemeteries/memento mori, island cultures, and reading/writing/storytelling.

Tim does have a fondness for science fiction and fantasy (SFF) in all forms, bibliomysteries, romantic comedies, middle grade boy books, picture books with monsters, graphic novels and comics, swashbuckling adventure, well-loved stories reimagined in new ways, exotic settings, parodies, anything over-the-top, innovative books that break new ground, and anything to do with roller derby.

For this critique, Tim, who is currently closed to queries, is open to all genre categories. Your critique may include picture books to YA, so submit a full picture books for fiction, full picture books plus back matter for nonfiction. Include up to 10 pages for older genre categories.



Your Instructor


Tim Travaglini
Tim Travaglini

Timothy Travaglini,

Literary Agent,

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency.

After more than twenty years as an acquisition editor, Tim has joined the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. He is currently considering books for all age ranges, fiction as well as nonfiction; although particularly middle grade and YA (or picture book nonfiction). See more detailed description about him at https://jillcorcoranliteraryagency.com/timothy-travaglini-literary-agent/.


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