Elizabeth Bennett


Elizabeth has spent her career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Readers Digest and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to joining the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, Elizabeth was an Executive Editor at HMH where she focused on brand-forward publishing around classic properties like Curious George, Little Blue Truck and The Little Prince as well as novelties, board books and picture books. During her tenure she established an IP program launching several middle grade series including The Next Best Junior Chef, Survivor Diaries, and Junior Ninja Champion.

As an agent, Elizabeth represents a balanced list of talented picture book, graphic novel, middle grade and YA authors and illustrators. She is interested in fiction and non-fiction submissions especially those with series potential and is partial to books with humor; books that approach contemporary issues in a fresh, new way; books that are inspired by pop-culture and current trends; books that make even a reluctant reader want to curl up in a nook and read.

Contrary to evidence suggesting otherwise, her favorite book is not Pride and Prejudice.

Recent sales include:
The Astonishing Maybe by Shaunta Grimes. Middle grade fiction to Feiwel and Friends
Camp by Kayla Miller. Graphic novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jo by Kathleen Gros. Graphic novel to HarperCollins
Get Wanda by Susan Lurie. Middle grade fiction to Disney/Hyperion
True Story of a World Traveling Bug Hunter by Christine Evans. Picture book to Innovation Press
Drive the Car by KC Hayes. Novelty format to Chronicle
In-Put Out-Pet by Vicky Fang. Picture book to Sterling
Other Boys by Damian Alexander. Graphic novel to First Second.