Full Circle Literary
Adriana Domínguez has 20 years of experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent, she was Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she managed the children’s division of the Rayo imprint. Before that, she was Children’s Reviews Editor at Críticas magazine, published by Library Journal. Adriana has performed editorial work for both children and adult publishers. She is also a professional translator, a member of the Brooklyn Literary Council that organizes the Brooklyn Book Festival, and one of the founders of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference in New York City. Adriana is based on the East Coast.
Adriana represents children’s books for all ages, and select adult fiction and nonfiction. She has a long trajectory of publishing underrepresented authors and illustrators, and welcomes submissions that offer diverse points of view. Books that she has edited or represented have been awarded the Pura Belpré Medal, the Coretta Scott King Honor and the MPIBA’s Reading the West Award among others, and been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Award. Her list includes national and international bestsellers, and titles counted among the “Best of the Year” by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The New York Public Library, The Chicago Public Library, Parents.com, Salon.com, and others.
On the children’s side, Adriana represents fiction and narrative nonfiction as well as author/illustrators. Her growing list of author/illustrators includes Ana Aranda, Tania de Regil, Rafael López, John Parra, Tony Piedra, Lorena Siminovich and Lila Quintero Weaver. Her author client list includes award winners and best sellers such as Michaela and Elaine DePrince, Reyna Grande, Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela Cervantes. Some new releases in 2017: illustrator debut Ana Aranda’s The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra, written by Marc Tyler Nobleman (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin), author debut Emma Otheguy’s biography of poet and Cuban national hero Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low), and Bravo!, by award-winning team Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López (Macmillan).
On the adult side, Adriana is looking for diverse fiction that features characters with unique voices telling unforgettable stories with broad appeal. In the area of non-fiction, she seeks narrative and pop culture titles written by authors with rock-solid platforms.
When not working – which is rare – Adriana can be found at the nearest airport, waiting to be whisked away from it all; along with publishing and her family, travel is her biggest passion! Follow Adriana on twitter at @VocesBlog
She’s currently seeking:
– Illustrators I’m interested in artists with distinctive styles, and on bringing more diverse illustrators into the market. Representative illustrator debuts have upcoming picture books and illustrated novels with Lee & Low Books, Nancy Paulsen Books, and Candlewick, among others.
– Picture books that are funny or endearing, with an element of the unexpected. I love twists, strong concepts, and diverse points of view. Picture books that make you wonder, “How didn’t anyone ever think of this before?!”
– Contemporary or historical middle grade and young adult novels Authentic voices that grab a hold of readers and won’t let go. Characters and stories that touch reader’s hearts and provide relief with a chuckle. I gravitate toward concept-driven contemporary, and historical novels that teach me something that I feel I must share with others. Novels that stay with readers long after the book is put down.
– Narrative nonfiction I represent a number of award-winning and best selling biographies and memoirs, such as Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown and Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince. I’m always interested in children’s biographies and memoirs by authors with strong platforms, for all ages.
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