Senior Literary Agent, BookEnds Jr.
Tracy Marchini (she/her) is a children’s author and Senior Literary Agent at BookEnds, Jr. She joined BookEnds in June 2016 as their first picture book and illustration agent, and is thrilled to represent a diverse and inclusive list of debut and award-winning creators of fiction, non-fiction, and illustration for children. Prior to building a list at BookEnds, she had over ten years of experience in children's literature, including at an agency, as a freelance editor and children's book reviewer. As a children's author, her picture book debut Chicken Wants A Nap (Creative Editions) was called "A surprising gem" in a starred Kirkus review and was nominated for the 2019 Bridge to Reading Picture Book Awards. Her sophomore picture book, Princesses Can Fix It! (Page Street Kids, May 2021), was also praised by Kirkus as “A fix for tired gender roles.” She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College and a BA in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric from Binghamton University, and as an author has won grants from the Highlights Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and La Muse Writer’s Retreat in Southern France. Tracy is currently looking for middle grade fiction (including contemporary, mysteries, magical realism or historical fiction), middle grade non-fiction, author-illustrated picture books in fiction and non-fiction and children's illustrators. She does not represent books for adults and is not currently seeking YA. Above all, she looks to build a just and inclusive list full of the sense of possibility and wonderment of childhood, and strives to uplift BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and disabled voices in children's literature. You can find out more about her list on Twitter, Instagram and her agent/author website at www.tracymarchini.com or check out how to submit to her in the wishlist section below. Watch our interview with Tracy on YouTube!