WHERE YOUR WORDS TAKE FLIGHT

WHERE YOUR WORDS TAKE FLIGHT

RAVEN QUILL LITERARY AGENCY

Raven Quill Literary Agency was founded in 2020 by Jacqui Lipton, to represent creators of books for children and young adults, and occasionally for older readers. Our team of agents and authors is dedicated to supporting each other and the writing community in the new decade and beyond. We represent a select group of authors who bring diverse voices and perspectives into their writing from picture books through middle grade, young adult and often beyond, in both fiction and nonfiction. We work closely with each other and with sub-agents to build our clients’ careers in a collaborative and mutually respectful environment.

What makes us different?

Close client contact

 We maintain a small, carefully curated list of clients and projects to ensure we can work closely and personally with each of our clients on each of their manuscripts. 

Passion for our work

We only sign authors whose work we feel passionately about and projects where we feel we can add significant editorial and business value.

Culture of collaboration

We work for our clients and collaboratively with our clients to ensure all manuscripts sparkle when they go out on submission.

Full-service agency

We provide a full service to our clients, attempting to sell and protect all marketable rights in every project. 

360° vision

We look at each client’s career from all angles to ensure that each client has a personalized career development that meets the client’s needs and priorities.

Mad skills

We have the mad skills from editing to pitching to negotiating book contracts (along with the odd pep talk) that make all the difference to an author’s career. We may be small, but we’re scrappy!

Our team of dedicated and experienced agents strives to create a welcoming literary home for each of our clients. We take a hands-on, individualized approach to developing every client's career.

JACQUI LIPTON

Founder / Agent

KORTNEY PRICE

Agent

KELLY DYKSTERHOUSE

Agent

LORI STEEL

Agent

Our clients are a diverse group of creative artists writing for children of all ages. We represent authors of fiction and nonfiction from picture books through to books for older teens.