About Us

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Teresa Kietlinski | Literary Agent and Founder

In 2016, Teresa Kietlinski started an exciting new chapter in her career with the launching of BOOKMARK LITERARY an agency specializing in books for children and other illustrated formats.

Teresa brings to the table over twenty years of publishing experience, from all different areas of expertise, including marketing, publicity, public relations, book design and picture book art direction.

As an agent, Teresa has had the pleasure of launching the careers of many creatives as well as growing the careers of established clients. Her expertise lies in illustrated book development. She works closely with authors and illustrators developing manuscripts, book dummies and portfolios with strong visual narratives.

When Teresa is not wrestling office supplies away from her pencil-eating dachshund, she can be found doodling, writing poetry or planting in her butterfly garden. She lives by a lake in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and a small fishing boat named Holy Mackerel.

Work History Includes:
Barnes & Nobles Corporate, Intern
Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Public Relations Assistant
St. Martin’s Press, Scholarly & Reference Division, Publicity Assistant
William Morrow and Co., Publicity and Marketing Assistant
William Morrow and Co., Marketing Designer
Viking Children’s Books, Designer
Viking Children’s Books, Senior Designer
Viking Children’s Books, Assistant Art Director
Dial Books for Young Readers, Senior Book Designer
Disney-Hyperion, Book Design
Prospect Agency, Literary Agent
Freelance Book Design for: Bloomsbury Kid’s Books, Grosset & Dunlap, Price Stern Sloan, Puffin, Razorbill, Roaring Brook
Freelance Marketing Design for: Children’s Book Council, Penguin Children’s Marketing Division, William Morrow Children’s Marketing,

Contact Teresa at: teresa(a)bookmarkliterary.com

Please visit our submissions page for more information on  BOOKMARK LITERARY needs and interests.

Michelle Egan | Client Services & Support

Michelle Egan’s passion for writing and love of editing brought her to Bookmark Literary. Her long-term freelance career as a writer, copy editor & proofreader has given her the freedom to work in various industries.

At Bookmark Literary, Michelle provides support for our authors and illustrators. With an attention to detail, knack for conjuring up the right words and an instinct to manage, she is a perfect fit.

When Michelle is not supporting our clients, you can find her baking, reading, crafting, and playing ball with her two spunky boys and hubby. 

Contact Michelle at: michelle(a)bookmarkliterary.com

Rights Inquiries:


Co-agency for foreign, translation and audio rights. Please contact Rebecca Mancini  with inquiries at 973-900-7876 or rightsmix@gmail.com

Intern alumna:


Cerise Steel is from Seattle but has lived in New York City for the last five years. She received her undergraduate degree from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts in Fiction Writing and Journalism. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree from Emerson College in Publishing and Writing. When she’s not writing she’s usually reading, and when she’s not reading she’s usually running. She loves to travel and experience other cultures through their food.