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Wendi Gu

Associate agent Wendi Gu began her publishing career in 2012 as an intern at Sanford J. Greenburger, in the offices of Brenda Bowen and Lisa Gallagher. Shortly after graduating with a degree in Creative Writing from Northwestern University, Wendi was hired as a full-time assistant and began focusing on children’s books under Brenda Bowen’s mentorship. Through Brenda’s office, she has had the great honor of working with artists like Emily Winfield Martin, Chris Raschka, G. Brian Karas, and Martine Leavitt.

Wendi represents early readers, picture books, middle-grade, and select YA and adult literary fiction. She’s interested in socially-conscious, civically-engaged authors and illustrators, and books that embrace diversity in race, gender, faith, and nationality. As a child of Chinese immigrants, she’s especially interested in immigrant stories and first-generation American stories. She’s also a big fan of cute animals and quirky humor. You’ll find a recent interview with Wendi here.

Like many of her colleagues at Greenburger, Wendi has a very hands-on approach to agenting. She is interested in working with both debut and veteran authors and illustrators, and hopes to develop a long-lasting relationship with each client she takes on.

Submissions:

Please query Wendi at wgu@sjga.com. The subject line should read: “QUERY: [Title] by [Author]”. Please include the query letter in the body of the email and attach the full manuscript as a Word Document. If Wendi connects with your book, she will respond within six weeks. Unfortunately, due to the volume of queries received, Wendi cannot respond to every query.

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