Lydia Silver

The Darley Anderson Children's Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

Lydia represents clients across all age groups, including picture book, chapter book, middle grade and YA, and has a particular focus on non-fiction.

Lydia reads and considers widely, and among other things she is looking for snort-inducing stories for younger readers, clever and contemporary teenage and YA fiction, and non-fiction projects that take big ideas and make them easily navigable, accessible and fun. She would particularly love to see queer characters in middle grade plots, bold and bonkers young readers, and high-concept YA fantasies with truly original worldbuilding. No matter the story, Lydia is drawn to voice above anything else and will always be sucked in by a strong hook. Lydia is actively looking for submissions from all under-represented writers, and if you’re comfortable doing so, you can use the hashtag #diversevoice when you submit to indicate that you identify as under-represented.

Submission Guidelines

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Please check our website for submission guidelines, as what we ask for varies depending on the type of project you’re submitting.

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