Penny Moore is an agent at Aevitas Creative Management. She represents standout authors such as Akemi Dawn Bowman, Beth Evans, Nicki Pau Preto, Lyla Lee, Katie Zhao, Sangu Mandanna, and Waka T. Brown.
Moore graduated from the University of Georgia with a double degree in Linguistics and Japanese Language & Literature. During her time as an undergraduate, she also studied comparative literature at top universities in Japan and South Korea. Penny joined Aevitas in 2018, starting in the industry as an assistant/associate agent at FinePrint Literary Management in 2014, then joining Empire Literary as an agent two years later, where she built out the children’s portion of the agency’s list.
Moore mainly represents children’s literature, including picture books, middle grade, and young adult. She also has an interest in select platform nonfiction projects that speak to younger audiences. Though she’s interested in all genres, she’s specifically seeking inventive works featuring breakout voices and compelling plot lines that will make young readers feel seen and heard for the first time.
You can find out more about her book deals on her Publishers Marketplace page.
She’s also the founder of Literary Agents of Color, an online directory advocating for the visibility of BIPOC agents within the industry.
You can also follow her on Twitter.