Victoria Wells Arms, Literary Agent
After twenty years on the editorial and publisher side of the business, in houses big, small, and in-between, Victoria opened her New York City-based agency, Wells Arms Literary in 2013. Victoria’s career began as an editor at Dial Books for Young Readers, moving to G. P. Putnam's Sons and then as the first Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of Bloomsbury USA's Children's Division. Now as an agent for children's book projects of all kinds, Victoria is thrilled so many wonderful authors and illustrators (old friends and new) have joined Wells Arms Literary as clients.
In 2018 Victoria and Wells Arms Literary were delighted to join in association with our friends at the esteemed Hannigan Getzler Literary Agency.
In 2019 Victoria received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Victoria is a member of the AAR, PEN America, and SCBWI.
Wells Arms Literary is currently closed to queries and/or submissions unless you've met Victoria at a conference.
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