Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Meet Agent, Brent Taylor, Ranked #16 on Publisher’s Marketplace for Children’s Books

Date(s) - 02/23/2021
11:30 am - 12:45 pm


Limited written critiques are available. Manuscripts are DUE in JAN 23, 2021.

Meet Brent Taylor who is currently ranked in the top 20 on Publisher’s Marketplace in terms of sales for Children’s Middle Grade and Graphic Novels. He represents picture books, middle-grade, and young adult works. During this Zoom event, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about his manuscript wishlist, his agency, and answer your questions.

$11 for Members for the event only

$56 for event PLUS written critique (this is limited and if you don’t see this option at registration, that means it is sold out.)

Manuscript submission for critique: Please send up to 11 pages of your novel manuscript (no more than 2,500 words) that includes your title page. Follow the directions on formatting here:

If you are submitting a picture book, please submit the dummy or the entire text that must be less than 1,000 words.

Email your submission to Make sure you name your file with your name-title-genre-targetagegroup For example, if I’m submitting, my file would be called

Brent Taylor BIO

Brent Taylor is a senior agent at Triada US, where he represents picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult. Triada US was founded in 2004 by Dr. Uwe Stender. Since then, the agency has built a list of high quality fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages.

After years of interning in trade book publishing, Brent joined Triada US in 2014 to assist Uwe Stender while building his list of fiction and non-fiction for readers aged 0-18. He was promoted to associate agent in November 2015, to agent in April 2017, and to senior agent in October 2020. In 2019, he was named a PW Star Watch Honoree. His clients’ books have won major awards, collected starred reviews, and hit the bestseller lists. In addition to his role as an agent, he manages the agency’s subsidiary rights, licensing audiobook and foreign rights to the agency’s titles around the world and attending international rights fairs.

He describes his reading tastes as upmarket: he is passionate about books for young readers that are extremely well-written, robust with emotion, and appeal to a wide, commercial audience. To see recent book deals he has brokered, visit