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Teresa Kietlinski | Literary Agent and Founder

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

Teresa started her agenting career in 2009 where she immediately began focusing on illustrators and picture book authors. Her list continues to grow in that direction. She brings to the table over twenty years of publishing experience, from all different areas of publishing, 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 coaching girls youth lacrosse and field hockey. 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, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, St. Martin’s Press Scholarly & Reference Division, William Morrow and Company Children’s Books,  Viking Children’s Books,  Dial Books for Young Readers, Disney-Hyperion Children’s Books, Prospect Agency
Freelance Design for: Bloomsbury Kid’s Books, Grosset & Dunlap, Price Stern Sloan, Puffin, Razorbill, Roaring Brook, 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.

Books Teresa Represents:

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Client Services & Support:

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Rights Inquiries:

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


Former  Interns:

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Zoe Cronin is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in art education, with a minor in sustainability, at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is also a private children’s art instructor and aspires to become an art teacher at schools around the world. In addition to constantly cuddling her mini-schnauzer named Sox, Zoe enjoys painting, printmaking, fencing, traveling, gardening, and smiling.

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Originally from Seattle, Cerise Steel moved to New York City to pursue an undergraduate degree from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts in Fiction Writing and Journalism. She received her master’s degree from Emerson College in Publishing and Writing and currently works as a design assistant at Penguin Random House. 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.


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Time to curl up with a good book. ART from ONE SNOWY DAY illustrated by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano with @get_repost ・・・ Diana writes: Sleepy Sunday. 💙 My fluffy cat and my last picture book ONE SNOWY DAY. You can’t get the cat (I’m keeping her), but you can find the book at your favorite bookstore. • #littlecatsoup #catsandbooks #picturebook #kidlit #kidlitart #dianatoledano #OneSnowyDay #albumilustrado #ilustracioninfantil #womenwhodraw #sourcebooksjabberwocky
Had to snap a photo before I sent these treasures off to Frankfurt.... #dreambig #kidlitart #kidlit #joycewan #youaremymagicalunicorn #foil #embossing #babybookworm #paddedboardbook #inspiration #boardbooks @joycewanbooks #frankfurtbookfair
We BELIEVE in you! Motivational Art by Ellen Stubbings @ellen_stubbings ・・・ Ellen writes: Another monday motivation post! Have a good week pals! #mondaymotivation #illustratorsofinstagram #illustratorsoninstagram #artstagram #kidlitart #childrenswritersguild #childrensbookillustration #illustration #illustrator #art #digitalart
So excited about this beautiful book from @pearlperon Pear Law & Christina Matula! 🌝 🌙 #Repost ・・・ Pearl writes— HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL! Tonight will be the night when the moon shines the brightest and the fullest in the whole year! Spare a minute or two and soak up some good vibes with your loved ones. And play with cute lanterns! And eat some mooncakes! 🌝🏮 - Speaking of... many moons ago (pun intended), I illustrated a picture book about the festival, and it’s now properly published this year! It’s called The Shadow in the Moon! Check it out if you’re interested to find out more about the mythos. Many thanks to @christinamatula for picking me out from a pool of illustrators; to @bookmarkliterary for looking after me; and to @charlesbridgepublishing for making it all happen. #illustration #kidlit #kidlitart #midautumnfestival #shadowinthemoon
Who is ready for SCHOOL???!! Art by @risadraws Risa Horiuchi #backtoschool #kidlitart #risahoriuchi #illustration #september #womenillustrators
Such beautiful flowers from @kristinvarner 😘😘 thank you sooooo much! I am so grateful for YOU! ❤️🐴🐎

Contact info:

Bookmark Literary
Teresa Kietlinski
189 Berdan Ave #101
Wayne NJ 07470

bookmarkliterary@gmail.com

 

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