Meet Clelia Gore - Picture, Middle Grade and Young Adult Books

It was when Clelia first read Charlotte's Web in the first grade that she got hooked by the magic of books. Her love of children's books carried through adulthood and she is delighted to dedicate her life to bringing quality books and stories to young (and whimsical adult!) readers.

Clelia is originally from New Jersey. She currently divides her time between Seattle and New York. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Boston College. She received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and practiced law as a corporate litigator in New York City.

In 2011, she decided to dedicate her career to books and reentered graduate school at Emerson College. In 2013, she received her master's degree in Publishing and Writing. While she was studying publishing and taking creative writing courses at Emerson, Clelia worked as a managing editorial intern in the children's book division at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Clelia also honed her editorial skills as an editorial intern at Oxford University Press. She also taught academic writing and research courses to freshman students at Emerson College.

Clelia acquires middle grade and young adult books. In young adult, she is currently seeking strong voice-driven novels. Right now she is particularly looking for contemporary, realistic novels, as well as books with fantastical elements ("light" fantasies). She is very interested in young adult memoirs featuring unique stories about extraordinary youths.

In middle grade, Clelia's interests run very wide, but a strong, unique and contemporary voice is always important. Humorous middle grade is her favorite. She is currently on the hunt for middle grade books that have interplay between the illustrations and text.

** With apologies, Clelia is no longer accepting unsolicited picture book or New Adult fiction queries ***