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Ms. Kelly Sonnack

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

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Kelly Sonnack

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

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Not repping adult graphic novels. Juvenile Graphic Novels only. Also interested in picture books. I do non-fiction in all the same genres as I do fiction.
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Illustrator
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Graphic Novel


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
11/23/2022 04:20 PM
Author-illustrators wanted
11/10/2022 10:13 AM
DVPit Request: 8/03/22
Email Query: 9/12/22 (delayed since a colleague was considering my full)
Email Rejection: 11/9/22 - form letter, not the right fit.

Middle grade 59k coming of age/magical realism
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/19/2022 01:13 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
10/11/2022 09:19 PM
Just listened to Jennifer Laughran's podcast (Literaticast) and it said that we can NOW query more than one agent at their agency. Just a three agent limit. Yeah, man!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/07/2021 06:31 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
07/25/2020 08:01 PM
Twitter pitch Request 6/3/2020
EQ 6/14/2020
Full request 6/15/2020
Sent 6/15/2020
Nudged notice of offer 7/21
Nice response thanking me and that she would get to it ASAP on 7/21/2020
ER 7/22/2020 - She’s super nice and a rockstar agent. I appreciated her quick response after my offer notice.

06/22/2020 04:43 PM
QF 6/19/20
Email rejection 6/22/20 - form letter, not the right fit.

Graphic Novel 32,000 words
06/16/2020 03:08 PM
Queried: 6-15-20
Response: 6-16-20
Graphic Novel (script only)

Thank you for thinking of me with XXXXXXX. Great pitch but ultimately, I didn't end up falling in love with the sample pages.
Best of luck finding the right home for your work.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/29/2020 08:55 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
06/11/2019 12:53 AM
EQ: 3/15/19
ER: 6/10/19 (88 days! I almost CNR'd)

YA sci-fi 98k
06/10/2019 04:12 PM
EQ 3/19/19
ER: 6/10/19
Picture Book
05/16/2019 08:27 AM
FQ: 2/26/19
Full Request: 4/5/19
Rejection: 5/16/19

Dear [name] ,
Thank you for your patience as I considered [novel title]. There's a lot to like here, but I'm afraid I didn't fall in love enough to move forward.
I wish you all the best of luck finding the right home for this project.

YA Fantasy, 87k
05/08/2019 05:27 PM
FQ: 04/09/2019
Nudge with offer: 04/30/2019

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
05/07/2019 04:51 PM
EQ: 2/25
ER: 5/7

YA contemporary 63k
05/03/2019 12:30 AM
FQ: 13th Feb 2019
Form Rejection: 17th April 2019

Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
04/15/2019 04:13 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
04/06/2019 01:35 PM
Kelly Sonnack will be closing to queries April 15 and remain closed through the summer. She will respond to queries sent before April 15 by mid-June at the latest (source: twitter, @KSonnack)
04/02/2019 10:00 AM
EQ: 4/2 using her client's book, The Devouring Gray, as a personalized comp. Hopefully querying her was a good idea. I know sometimes agent's don't want to rep something similar!
03/13/2019 05:05 PM
EQ: 1.18.19
ER: 3.13.19

77K YA Fantasy
03/06/2019 01:39 PM
EQ 1/16
ER 3/06

Contemporary YA 81K
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10/19/2022 - Open to queries.
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