Great Dog Literary
Great Dog Literary



What We Seek

Great Dog Literary represents both children's and adult authors.   

In children's books I represent picture books (primarily non-fiction), middle grade, and YA. My particular love is middle grade --- I am drawn to coming of age stories, and I’m a sucker for a good middle grade mystery. 

In adult books, I represent literary fiction and mystery/thrillers, and narrative non-fiction in the areas of food/cooking/gardening, memoir, poetry, pop culture, science and technology, true crime, travel.

We are particularly seeking diverse voices and perspectives.


Authors I represent include Don Bolognese, Susan Champlin, Lynn Curlee, Diane deGroat, Emma Fick, Hardie Gramatky (estate), Jonathan Hollingsworth, Johanna Hurwitz, Stan Mack, J.A. Marley, Lisa N. Peterson, Shelley Rotner, Seymour Simon (digital only), A. Wild.

If you are a writer who is interested in submitting a manuscript, please query us via email (http://QueryMe.Online/Nealon), and within the body of that email please include:

  • the first chapter of your manuscript along with a short synopsis
  • Picture book authors should paste in their entire manuscript.


Illustrators should send a query email (http://QueryMe.Online/Nealon) with links to your portfolio or other visual work online. 

What to Expect

We accept queries only via QueryMe as described above. If we are interested in reading further we will be in touch within 4-6 weeks. We regret that we cannot guarantee a response to every submission; if you have not heard back from us within 6 weeks, we are declining the opportunity to represent your work at this time.

We look forward to hearing from you!