Full Agent Profile: Steven Malk



NAME

Steven Malk

AGENCY
Writers House
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
smalk@writershouse.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.writershouse.com/



FICTION GENRES
Young Adult | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Juvenile

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • He is the West Coast Rep for Writers House, which is based in NYC
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Bruce Hale's SCHOOL FOR SPIES, first in a series pitched as James Bond meets Artemis Fowl, where reluctant orphan-turned-spy Max Segredo discovers intrigue at the Merry Sunshine Orphanage and must confront an international group bent on world domination all while uncovering mysteries from his past, to Stephanie Lurie at Disney-Hyperion, in a good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Steven Malk at Writers House (world English).

    Fiction | Children's
    Greg Pizzoli's THE WATERMELON SEED, a humorous riff about a character who loves watermelon more than anything, until he swallows a seed and begins to worry about all the increasingly wild problems the seed might cause, to Rotem Moscovich at Disney-Hyperion, in a two-book deal, by Steven Malk at Writers House (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    All in a Day
    Author:   Cynthia Rylant and Nikki McClure
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Abrams Books for Young Readers; Library Binding edition (March 1, 2009)
    This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers—the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again—and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant’s poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure’s stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.
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    Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
    Author:   Bob Shea
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH; Brdbk edition (March 29, 2011)
    Nothing can stop little dinosaur--not talking grownups, spaghetti, or even bath time. But what happens when he faces the biggest challenge of all...bedtime? With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roaaars, little dinosaurs will be begging for this book to be read again and again.
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    Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 3)
    Author:   Michelle Zink
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 3, 2011)
    With her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help--or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister--and maybe still does. There are some secrets sisters aren't meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers.
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    I Will Save You
    Author:   Matt de la Pena
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2010)
    Kidd is running from his past and his future. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason to stay--like Olivia, the prettiest girl in Cardiff. She’s hiding something from Kidd—but could they ever be together anyway? Devon is mean, mysterious, and driven by a death wish. A best friend and worst enemy. He followed Kidd all the way to the beach and he’s not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And Olivia.
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    The Boss Baby
    Author:   Marla Frazee
    Genres:   Children's
    Publisher:   Beach Lane Books (August 31, 2010)
    This farcical picture book has fun with the ubiquitous jokes that the baby is the boss in any household
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    Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World
    Author:   Mac Barnett
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
    A young girl builds a robot for the science fair, but things get crazy when it goes on a rampage through the city. That's when she realizes that she forgot to give it any skills that would allow it to understand her commands to stop.
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    LINKS
    Literary Rambles Agent Spotlight on Steven Malk:
    http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/2009/07/agent-spotlight-steven-malk.html
    August 2005 interview with Steven Malk by children's book author, Verla Kay:
    http://www.verlakay.com/34malk_8-05.html
    Alma Fullerton's interview with Steven Malk:
    http://www.almafullerton.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page32.html
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