Sally Apokedak

sally_apodekSally Apokedak is an associate agent with the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency.

She has been studying, reviewing, and marketing children’s books, as well as giving writing instruction for a dozen years or more. She has worked as the Children’s Writing Editor for Bella Online, and she was the general editor of the Kidz Book Buzz Blog Tour, where she worked with best-selling and award-winning authors such as Jeanne DuPrau, Ingrid Law, and Shannon Hale. She is presently the YA contributor to Novel Rocket and she teaches at general market and Christian Writers’ conferences across the country.

Find out more at sally-apokedak.com

Submit to Sally at submissions@sally-apokedak.com

What Sally is Looking For

Picture Books:  I’m looking for quirky, fun, characters and delightful language, with lines that roll and rhymes that rock. Conflict and growth for characters always helps.

Middle Grade Books:  I’d love some funny boy books. Boy scientists and boy geniuses are great. I love fantasies, but really want anything with a strong voice.

YA Books:  Fantasy is my favorite, and if there’s romance, I love it even more. I still like dystopian, and fairy tales. I love mysteries.

Nonfiction for All Ages:  I’m interested in devotional books, Christian living, science for young children, and biography. But you may try me on anything.

Adult Inspirational:  I’m looking for adult books for the Christian market, particularly fantasy and romantic suspense.

What Sally is Not Looking For

Any picture books that rhyme where all the rhyming words are one or two syllables, are not going to be right for me, I’m pretty sure.

I am also not a huge fan of issue books and preachy stories. Supernatural books, with angels, demons, or any mix thereof, will probably not catch my fancy. I’m not salivating for werewolves, vampires, ghosts, fairies, or zombies. I’m not into dark and angsty books. I like endings that are full of hope.