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Victoria Wells Arms, Literary Agent

Victoria’s career began as an editor at Dial Books for Young Readers,  G. P. Putnam's Sons and then Bloomsbury USA's Children's Division, where she was the founding Editorial Director and Associate Publisher. In 2013 Victoria started her own agency, Wells Arms Literary LLC,  where she represents authors of children's books of all ages, a few adult authors, and many talented picture book illustrators. She is also a cook and always looking to find a few talented cookbook creators. In 2019 Victoria received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

In 2018 Victoria and Wells Arms Literary were delighted to join in association with our friends at the esteemed Hannigan Getzler Literary Agency , as well as to be working with the wonderful agent Edite Kroll.

Victoria is a member of the AAR, PEN America, and SCBWI.

Submissions Inquiries 

Wells Arms Literary is currently closed to queries and/or submissions unless you've met Victoria at a conference or you were otherwise invited to submit.

If you write to us and we don't respond...that's why. While we do try to look at everything that comes in, we don't have the staff to respond to them all.

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