Michael Stearns Literary Agent

Michael Stearns

Michael Stearns is the founder and director of Upstart Crow Literary, a boutique agency specializing in children’s literature and select nonfiction. A former editorial director and foreign acquisitions manager for HarperCollins, he has edited hundreds of books for children and adults over a quarter-century in the industry. Among the many bestselling and award-winning books he’s published are A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly; Gone and Hunger by Michael Grant; the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane; and a whole slew of books by Bruce Coville, Jane Yolen, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among others. His short stories have won the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award and other prizes, and under the pen name Carter Roy, he is the author of the award-winning middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy The Blood Guard.


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