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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)

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

Books Teresa Represents:

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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.



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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Such a happy mail delivery this week! New books by Diana Toledano @dianatoledano and Joyce Wan @joycewanbooks #pollydiamond #dreambig #joycewan #dianatoledano #yellow #womenillustrators #kidlitart #alicekuipers #boardbooks #illustration ❤️❤️❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms, daughters, aunts, godmothers & sisters out there! Art by Brooke Smart @brookesmartillustration ・・・ Brooke writes— Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful moms out there! Mine has been such a good one. My girl brought me breakfast in bed: a peanut butter and honey sandwich, some mint chocolate chip smashmallows, and water - all at 6:00 am! Ha, the best! So grateful to be her mama! And I’m excited for what’s coming next for our little family. Illustration for some lovely Dutch books that I will share this week. 👩‍👧❤️😍
Art by Benson Shum. Follow Benson at @bshum79 ・・・ Benson writes: Happy Friday everyone! Hope we can find sometime to read and relax! #kidlitart #illustration . . . . . #characterdesign #childrenillustration #watercolor #illustration_best #painting #best_of_illustrations #illo #traditionalpainting #childrenswritersguild #drawing #illustration_daily #ink #illustrator #reading #cat #catsofinstagram #kitten #harrypotter #library #librarian #bensonshum #cutecat #kidsbooks #jkrowling #childrensbookart
Happy book birthday to POLLY DIAMOND illustrated by Diana Toledano. This book is magical in so many ways! 😘 Follow Diana @dianatoledano #Repost @dianatoledano ・・・ Diana writes: Happy book-birthday! The second book on the Polly Diamond series is out today! Yay! ••• #childrensbookillustration #kidlitart #ilustracion #dianatoledano #illustrationartists #womenwhodraw #pollydiamond #ilustracioninfantil #childrensbook #bookbirthday #raisingreaders #chapterbooks
A huge congrats to author-illustrator Kari Percival for winning 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award AND the NESCBWI Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship at #nescbwi!!! Follow Kari at @karipercival . Kari writes: ・・・ "'Thank you very much,' said the Scarecrow, when he had been set down on the ground. 'I feel like a new man.' " - L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, 1900. I am so humbled to discover I've won the 2019 R. Michelson Emerging Artist Award at this year's NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA! Thank you, R. Michelson Gallery, NESCBW, Friends with Words and Crash Test Picture Book DummiesI! I am so grateful for the opportunity and recognition. #nescbwi #kidlitart #wizardofoz #childrensbookillustration #nescbwi19 #scbwi #scbwiillustrators #oz #yellowbrickroad #karipercival #childrensillustration #kidlit #kidlitillustration #friendswithwords #womenillustrators
Meet the artist with Annie Bach. Follow Annie at @see_annie_bee #anniebach #mtabookmarkliterary #pugs #womenillustrators #kidlit #kidlitart #kidlitartists #picturebook #nightnightforestfriends

Contact info:

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


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