Our Current Interests

Please note: We are  currently closed to submissions. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your interest in Willow Words Agency. 

Willow Words Literary Agency is a boutique agency. We choose to represent only a select few authors at any given time. This insures personal attention to each project as well as the established author/editor relationships.

We look forward to receiving manuscripts with one or several of the following elements:

  • humor
  • strong characters
  • a tie-in to core curriculum
  • strong voice  
  • a fresh story that will make me laugh, cry, or both
  • a debut author with an fresh new voice and an interesting story to tell

Current Good News!

Recognizing Good News for Willow Words Authors!

Debbie Hembrook and Kathryn Heling: 

We are so excited for the recent sale of a picture book manuscript by Willow Words' co-authors, Kate and Deb. It will be published by Sterling Children's Books. We are really excited to be working with Sterling!

Dori Chaconas!!

It is such a great honor to make this announcement on behalf of one of our Willow Words Authors!  Dori Chaconas is an abundantly talented author. She has (humbly) received numerous awards and starred reviews for many of the books she has had published, (which is 25 books long and growing!)  Her latest good news is as follows:
“Every year, the Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Services Section honors a Wisconsin author or illustrator for contributions to the world of children’s literature. This year, Dori Chaconas has been chosen as the 2016 Notable Wisconsin Author/Illustrator for youth literature.
The Committee recognizes her accomplishments through the numerous children’s books she has created. We are also impressed by her dedication to supporting other writers as they hone their craft. We are truly honored to claim Dori Chaconas as a Wisconsin author.”
Congratulations, Dori, and thank you for your great and lasting contributions to the world of children’s literature! 
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