Recent News and Releases

Publishing announcements, awards and general information for our authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Upcoming release and features included.

Recent News

  • Gallt & Zacker agent Beth Phelan announced as one of six winners of the 2019 CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards. These awards will be given annually to professionals or organizations in the children’s publishing industry who have made a significant impact on the publishing and marketing of diverse books, diversity in hiring and mentoring, and efforts that create greater awareness with the public about the importance of diverse voices.
  • Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2019 selections:
    • CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn
    • OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS by Justin A. Reynolds
  • Amazon’s Best Books of October selections:
    • INKY’S AMAZING ESCAPE illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford
  • Amazon’s Best Books of September selections:
    • THE HOUSE IN POPLAR WOOD by K.E. Ormsbee
    • WINNIE’S GREAT WAR illustrated by Sophie Blackall
    • IVY AND BEAN: ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • IT WASN’T ME by Dana Alison Levy receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
  • Three client works are included in Mr. Shu’s 10 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018:
    • HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall
    • SOMETIMES YOU FLY illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
    • SHAKING THINGS UP which includes illustrations by Sophie Blackall and Selina Alko
  • LUCÍA THE LUCHADORA AND THE MILLION MASKS by Cynthia Leonor Garza receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG by Betty G. Birney receives a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.
  • The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) summer reading list selections:
    • Birth to Preschool: LUCÍA THE LUCHADORA by Cynthia Leonor Garza and WHY AM I ME? by Paige Britt, illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
    • 6 to 8: THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK, cover by Kat Fajardo
    • Graphic Novels K-2: BOLIVAR by Sean Rubin and SUPER NARWHAL AND JELLY JOLT by Ben Clanton
  • For information regarding adult mystery submissions, please click here. Sandra Jordan will be the first reader.

Upcoming Releases