Sheldon Fogelman Agency, Inc. is the first to specialize in representing authors and illustrators of children’s books; recognizing the richness and duration of the literature created for this market as it passes from generation to generation. Since its inception, the agency’s philosophy has been to represent people rather than merely the books they create. As a full service agency, Sheldon Fogelman Agency has the resources and accumulated knowledge to assist our clients in all aspects of their creative lives from contract negotiation and rights management to editorial input and long term career planning.

It was as an attorney that Sheldon Fogelman first entered the world of children’s publishing through his counsel to industry luminary, Maurice Sendak. In 1975, Sheldon Fogelman made the transition from attorney to agent to the growing number of children’s book authors and illustrators seeking his advice on literary matters. Since that time, the agency has represented authors and illustrators recognized by almost every prestigious award in children’s book publishing, including the Newbery, Caldecott and National Book Award.

The agency’s offices are located in Midtown Manhattan appropriately close to Patience and Fortitude, the lions that guard the venerable New York City Public Library.