Great Dog Literary
Great Dog Literary

About Us


Great Dog Literary is a boutique agency representing non-fiction picture books, middle-grade, young adult, graphic novels, and adult trade projects. We are particularly interested in working with clients who help us build the breadth of our list with diverse voices and perspectives. 

We love bringing our editorial skills into the mix, working with our clients to develop their voice, refine their craft, and develop their projects as fully as possible prior to submission.


We also represent an extensive list of well-known authors and illustrators who control the rights to their backlists, and who have converted their catalogs to digital. We work to find distribution, both domestic and international, trade and educational, for these valuable digital collections.

We have extensive expertise in all aspects of self-publishing, and work with our authors both to build their books and to market them.

We are tech savvy and always on the lookout for innovative outlets and approaches to help our clients reach the widest possible audience.

About Founder Liz Nealon, AAR Member

Liz is the former Publisher of StarWalk Kids Media, an award-winning digital publishing company that she co-founded with author Seymour Simon (2012). She has unique and specific experience in children's digital publishing, with extensive knowledge of the US Schools & Libraries sector. She is also experienced in working with international partners, generating international reprint and sub-rights deals for dozens of books. 

In her previous life Liz was an award-winning executive producer and children's media industry leader who played an integral role in shaping the indelible youth brands Sesame Street, Kidz Bop, and MTV. She served as Worldwide Creative Director for Sesame Street, and traveled the world as Senior Vice President of MTV International Programming, reconceiving the popular music brand for Europe, Brazil, Japan and Australia.