Faculty

Adriana Dominguez

Adriana Domínguez

Adriana Domínguez has twenty 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 ReviewsSchool 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 Lorena Siminovich, Rafael López, John Parra, Ana Aranda, Lila Quintero-Weaver, and Tony Piedra. Her author client list includes award winners and best sellers such as Michaela and Elaine DePrince, Katheryn Russell-Brown, Angela Cervantes, and Eric Pierpoint.

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. Adult clients include award-winning authors Reyna Grande and Tim Z. Hernandez.

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!