Agents:
Jenny Bent
Gemma Cooper
Louise Fury
Molly Ker Hawn
Susan Hawk
Victoria Lowes
Beth Phelan
Brooks Sherman

To query Molly, please review our
submissions guidelines
Then email  hawnqueries@thebentagency.com

Please send me:

  • Young adult fiction
  • Middle grade fiction
  • Chapter books
  • New Adult fiction (ages 18-25)
  • Non-fiction for ages 8-18

I'm not currently considering queries in the following genres:

  • Adult trade fiction
  • Adult Non-fiction
  • Picture books

Molly Ker Hawn

To query Molly, please review our submissions guidelines
Then email hawnqueries@thebentagency.com

Molly Ker Hawn represents authors who write for the young adult and middle grade market.


My time in the children's publishing industry has included editorial roles at Chronicle Books and Dial Books for Young Readers, early social media development for a major teen magazine, and serving as National Programs Director at the Children's Book Council, the trade association of American children's book publishers. I've also been a bookseller, and I'm a past board member of the United States Board on Books for Young People.

I live in London and I work with authors and publishers both in the U.K. and the U.S. I've bounced back and forth from America to England since I was a teenager: I grew up in Northern California, lived for a time in the West Country, read English at Cambridge University, spent many years in New York City, and now live a stone's throw from the River Thames.

I'm looking for young adult, middle grade, and new adult fiction that's inventive, well-crafted, and rich with emotion, whether contemporary, historical, fantasy, sf, thriller, romance, or mystery. I'm also interested in non-fiction for readers ages 8-18.