Adriana Domínguez has 20 years of experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent, she was Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the children’s division of the Rayo imprint. Before that, she was Children’s Reviews Editor at Críticas magazine, published by Library Journal. Adriana has performed editorial work for both children and adult publishers. She is also a professional translator, a member of the Brooklyn Literary Council that organizes the Brooklyn Book Festival, and one of the founders of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference in New York City. Adriana is based on the East Coast.
Adriana represents children’s books for all ages, and select adult fiction and nonfiction. She has a long trajectory of publishing underrepresented authors and illustrators, and welcomes submissions that offer diverse points of view. Books that she has edited or represented have been awarded the Pura Belpré Medal, the Coretta Scott King Honor and the MPIBA’s Reading the West Award among others, and been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Award. Her list includes national and international bestsellers, and titles counted among the “Best of the Year” by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The New York Public Library, The Chicago Public Library, Parents.com, Salon.com, and others.
On the children’s side, Adriana represents fiction and narrative nonfiction as well as author/illustrators. Her growing list of author/illustrators includes Ana Aranda, Tania de Regil, Rafael López, John Parra, Tony Piedra, Lorena Siminovich and Lila Quintero Weaver. Her author client list includes award winners and best sellers such as Michaela and Elaine DePrince, Reyna Grande, Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela Cervantes. Some new releases in 2017: illustrator debut Ana Aranda’s The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra, written by Marc Tyler Nobleman (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin), author debut Emma Otheguy’s biography of poet and Cuban national hero Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low), and Bravo!, by award-winning team Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López (Macmillan).
On the adult side, Adriana is looking for diverse fiction that features characters with unique voices telling unforgettable stories with broad appeal. In the area of non-fiction, she seeks narrative and pop culture titles written by authors with rock-solid platforms.
When not working – which is rare – Adriana can be found at the nearest airport, waiting to be whisked away from it all; along with publishing and her family, travel is her biggest passion! Follow Adriana on twitter at @VocesBlog
ADRIANA’S WISH LIST
(Please note that Adriana is not accepting short stories, poetry, romance, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, or Spanish language only submissions for any age group. She will consider bilingual fiction and nonfiction works for children only.)
Adriana will be on faculty at the following conferences:
Mexican author-illustrator Tania de Regil's picture book debut, A NEW HOME, which tells the story of a boy's move from New York City to Mexico City and a girl's simultaneous move from Mexico City to New York City, to Carter Hasegawa at Candlewick, in a two-book deal at auction for publication in 2019, by Adriana Dominguez at Full Circle Literary.