The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency is a New York City-based full-service literary agency founded in 2001 and named one of the top 25 literary agencies in the country by Writer’s Digest.

The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. The categories we are most enthusiastic about agenting are literary and commercial fiction; mysteries, thrillers, celebrity biographies; humor; psychology and self-help; parenting; health and fitness; women’s issues; men’s issues; pop culture; film and television; social issues and contemporary affairs.

JDLA is proud to be one of the few literary agencies to represent illustrators, as well as screenwriters for both television and film, including Emmy-winning writers and a Peabody Award-winning illustrator

What sets JDLA apart from other agencies is its holistic approach in managing every aspect of an author’s career, with the following systems in place to help each client make the most of their project’s potential.
JDLA is truly a full-service literary agency, and we regularly help our authors in everything from creating book ideas to editing their books to promoting their books. We are proud to represent established authors and help advance their careers, but we are committed to discovering talented writers and making their literary dreams a reality.