Brooks Sherman is a literary agent with Janklow & Nesbit Associates. He client list includes #1 New York Times bestseller Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), New York Times bestseller Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End), Morris Award winner Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), acclaimed author/illustrator Sam Garton (I Am Otter), and many more. Brooks is currently on the lookout for middle-grade fiction of all genres (especially fantasy and contemporary), young adult fiction of all genres except paranormal romance, character-driven picture books with an emphasis on humor, and adult fantasy and science fiction. Across all categories, he seeks projects that balance strong voice with gripping plot. Ones that make him laugh earn extra points! He is particularly drawn to stories that elevate marginalized voices and where contemporary social issues are either prominently centered or woven into the worldbuilding; he prefers nuanced narratives over “issue books,” in which characters confront such issues over the course of larger personal journeys.
Brooks is a member of AAR and SCBWI. He lives in Brooklyn, but you can find him sharing publishing perspectives and horrible puns on Twitter at @byobrook