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Ayanna Coleman

Quill Shift Literary Agency
Literary Agent
New York, NY

Ayanna Coleman founded Quill Shift Literary Agency in 2013. With an educational background in marketing and English, Ayanna has worked within the publishing industry at publishing houses, literary agencies, as a book reviewer, programming and event director, and many years as a children’s librarian. 

As a child, and later as a librarian, Ayanna noticed that the books that could capture a child’s imagination and create a lifelong reader were not getting into children’s hands. Children (and their parents, teachers, and librarians) weren’t discovering the right books…or they hadn’t been created yet. With that in mind, Ayanna created Quill Shift Literary Agency to help usher diverse books worthy of inspiring a passion for reading in children through the publication process. 

Ayanna is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction in all genres. Bring her stories with plucky, realistic characters that represent our multicultural society who grow throughout an engrossing plot in a setting that sucks the reader in.

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, May 1

11:30am EDT