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Pippin Properties, Inc. is an agency devoted primarily to picture books, middle-grade, graphic novels, and young adult novels, also representing adult projects on occasion. We are always on the lookout for writers and illustrators who take the challenge of creating books seriously and are willing to give the publishing world nothing less than their very best.


If you are a writer who is interested in submitting a manuscript, please query us via email, and within the body of that email please include:

  • the first chapter of your novel with a short synopsis of the work, or
  • the entire picture book manuscript.


For illustrators interested in submitting their work, please send a query letter detailing your background in illustration and include links to website with a dummy or other examples of your work. No attachments, please.

Unfortunately we are not able to respond to every query. If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please understand that we have read and considered your query and have concluded that we are not the right agency to represent your work at this time.

If we do request additional material, we may request the opportunity to review it exclusively for one month.


Direct all queries to the agent whom you wish to query and please do not query more than one.

To query Holly McGhee, email: ExclusivetoHolly@pippinproperties.com. Please note that Holly will only accept exclusive queries and will require four weeks to consider. 

To query Elena Giovinazzo, please write to her at QueryElena@pippinproperties.com. She's looking for authors, author / illustrators, illustrators, engaging non-fiction, picture books, MG and YA fiction, graphic novels and maybe even an extraordinary debut adult novel. Her interests are broad but looking, especially, to bring more diverse voices to her list and the bookshelves. 

Sara Crowe will be CLOSED to submissions from December 9, 2022 until January 23, 2023. After 1/23, please email your query to her at scrowe@pippinproperties.com. She's looking for picture books and graphic novels by author / illustrators, non-fiction, MG and YA fiction, and select adult fiction. Sara is not currently looking for picture book texts.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!