I represent Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult plus a select list of adult non-fiction.
Prior to becoming an agent, I worked at Mattel, LA Gear, Leo Burnett Advertising and my own company, LAUNCH! New Product Marketing. With an English degree from Stanford University and a Marketing and Finance MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business, I have marketed everything from Barbies to Disney toys, Kellogg's cereal to LA Gear shoes. But when I started writing books for children, and then agenting them, I knew I found my true calling.
In August 2013, after 4 years agenting with the wonderful Ronnie Ann Herman of the Herman Agency, I decided to strike out on my own and create the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency.
I am also a poetry anthologist. Winner of the American Library Association 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Award, my anthology DARE TO DREAM...CHANGE THE WORLD features work from thirty renowned contemporary children’s poets, including Ellen Hopkins, Jane Yolen, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Marilyn Singer, Bruce Coville and former Children’s Poetry Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. Each pair of poems in the anthology was inspired by someone whose actions made a difference, not only in their own lives, but in the lives of people all over the world. Subjects form a culturally diverse mix ranging from Jonas Salk to Steven Spielberg, from Christa McAuliffe to Michelle Kwan, with brief descriptions of their lives included. The collection,also garnered the California Reading Association’s 2012 Eureka! Silver Honor award and was named a Best Books of 2013 by Bank Street College of Education.
Taryn Fagerness specializes in representing foreign rights on behalf of North American literary agents. The Agency also represents a select number of authors domestically.
Before opening her own agency in March 2009, Taryn Fagerness spent five years as the Subsidiary Rights Manager and an Agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She’s sold hundreds of books to foreign, audio, and film markets, including work by Lisa See, Amy Tan, Neal Shusterman, Charles Mann, Irvin Yalom, Keith and Brooke Desserich, Cayla Kluver, Chloe Palov, Matthew Dicks, Kimberly Derting and many more. She has experience selling subsidiary rights for New York Times bestselling authors, first time authors, and everyone in between, in nearly all genres including literary fiction, thriller/suspense, commercial fiction, romance, history, self-help, business, and children's. She has exceptional relationships with foreign co-agents, foreign publishers, and scouts, and she handles all aspects of selling foreign rights from international fair-going to submission, negotiating, and tracking titles through publication and beyond.
The territories to which she sells are: Albania, Arabic, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Catalan, China, Czech, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America and South America, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and British Commonwealth, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Taryn Fagerness Agency does not accept unsolicited submissions.
Kasey Poserina most recently worked at Simon & Schuster as a Contracts Director where she handled all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation for the following imprints: Free Press, Touchstone, Howard Books and Simon & Schuster Audio. She was at Simon & Schuster for two years.
Prior to working at Simon & Schuster, Kasey was the Associate Director of Business Affairs at Trident Media Group, a large (and very busy) literary agency in NYC. There, she worked with over 10 literary agents reviewing and negotiating book publishing agreements, audio publishing agreements, publishing agreements with British and foreign language publishers, first serial licenses, film agreements, author collaboration agreements and the like. She worked at Trident Media Group for almost 6 years.