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Completed - Tracy Marchini Crit-N-Chat

Critiques for Picture Books to YA, Chat Live

Tracy Marchini, Agent, Book Ends Literary

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More About Tracy

Tracy Marchini is a Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary, representing picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction. Her debut picture book, Chicken Wants a Nap, is forthcoming from Creative Editions and is now available for pre-order.

After four years as a Literary Agents Assistant at Curtis Brown, Tracy Marchini left to pursue her own editorial business and to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. Her editorial clients have gone on to secure representation, sell books to traditional publishers, win awards and become bestsellers. She’s looking forward to being able to work with her BookEnds clients throughout their careers and to (hopefully!) see them grow as authors in the same way.

Growing up, Tracy made it a personal goal to read every Nancy Drew Case Files in her school’s library and still has a soft spot for a good girl detective story. As an adult, she loves the sense of possibility in children’s and young adult literature – and can still empathize with the soul-crushing feeling that is mandatory gym class.

You can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TracyMarchini.

Wish List: Tracy is looking for picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, magical realism, historical fiction, and non-fiction. She is also looking for picture book illustrators and author-illustrators.

She is not a good fit for YA horror, true crime, hard sci-fi, or high fantasy. At this time, she is not looking for board books or early chapter books.


Your critique may include full picture books for fiction, full picture books plus back matter for nonfiction, and up to ten pages of older genre categories (chapter book through YA).


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Tracy Marchini
Tracy Marchini

Tracy Marchini is a Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary, representing picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction. Her debut picture book, Chicken Wants a Nap, is forthcoming from Creative Editions and is now available for pre-order.

After four years as a Literary Agents Assistant at Curtis Brown, Tracy Marchini left to pursue her own editorial business and to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. Her editorial clients have gone on to secure representation, sell books to traditional publishers, win awards and become bestsellers. She’s looking forward to being able to work with her BookEnds clients throughout their careers and to (hopefully!) see them grow as authors in the same way.

Growing up, Tracy made it a personal goal to read every Nancy Drew Case Files in her school’s library and still has a soft spot for a good girl detective story. As an adult, she loves the sense of possibility in children’s and young adult literature – and can still empathize with the soul-crushing feeling that is mandatory gym class.

You can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TracyMarchini.


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