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.
Chain Reaction by Christine Evans. Picture book manuscript to Sounds True.
Until it Wasn’t by Jen Sendros-Keshka. Illustrated board book to Penguin.
We Walk by Kari Lavelle. Picture book manuscript to HarperCollins.
Moving Words about a Flower by K.C. Hayes. Picture book manuscript and concept to Charlesbridge.
The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss by Amy Parks. YA romantic comedy to Abrams.
Our Girl by Nina Chapman. Middle grade fiction to Capstone.
Two untitled middle grade graphic novels by Kayla Miller to HMH.