Timothy Travaglini


Since 1994, Timothy Travaglini has worked in trade marketing for Scholastic, Inc.; been a bookseller for Books of Wonder, an all-children’s bookstore in New York City; and has edited for Henry Holt and Company, Walker & Company, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, and Open Road Integrated Media where he was the director of children’s acquisitions.

Books he has acquired and edited have been, among other things, #1 New York Times bestsellers, a Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner, have been made into an award-winning musical, made into an animated television show now on Netflix, and one is currently on board the International Space Station soon to be read to school children on Earth. He has edited and published artists and authors who either previously won, or have gone on to win, nearly every award and honor under the sun. He has edited an American Library Association’s 10 Most Frequently Challenged book as well as a Christianity Today Book Award for Fiction winner.

Tim is looking for fiction and nonfiction for adults, as well as for young readers of all ages. Tim wants a book that makes him laugh out loud. He wants a book that makes him cry. He wants a book that makes him fall in love. He wants a book that breaks his heart.

He wants biographies or memoirs of people or groups that inspire: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work, compassion, empathy, giving back to the world. He wants nonfiction about topics that are amazing: but is also particularly interested in aviation, architecture, caves/tunnels/mines, cemeteries/memento mori, island cultures, outer space, politics, reading/writing/storytelling, all things Scandinavian/Nordic, and travel.

Tim has a fondness for science fiction and fantasy (SFF) in all forms, bibliomysteries, romantic comedies, literary romance, literary horror, middle grade boy books, picture books with monsters, graphic novels and comics, swashbuckling adventure, ghost stories, well-loved stories reimagined in new ways, exotic settings, parodies, anything over-the-top or weird or macabre, innovative books that break new ground, and anything to do with roller derby.

Tim is currently closed to submissions unless by referral or from attendees of his appearances at conferences or conventions. You can follow him on Twitter @DevilWrsBowTies.