Silvia Molteni Taking Submissions

Silvia Molteni

Literary Agent

Silvia Molteni is the dedicated children’s books Agent at PFD. She is building her own list of clients alongside selling foreign rights in our children’s and YA titles worldwide. Silvia also handles all audio rights for the agency.


What I'm looking for...

I am actively looking for Middle Grade novels, strong and diverse voices with brave narratives and contemporary and realistic settings, edgy, funny and moving Middle Grade fiction.

I am also looking for YA fiction across all genres, but on my wish list at the moment is finding a great psychological thriller.

I am also on the hunt for non-fiction books aimed at children and YA – from memoirs to manuals, popular science and humorous books.

Generally speaking, across MG and YA fiction, I am drawn to voice-driven and character-driven narratives, LGBTQI story-lines and characters, endearing narrators, magical realism and upmarket literary fiction.



Silvia Molteni @sfmolteni

The new (FREE!) @britishlibrary #MarvellousAndMischevious exhibition is now open! Can hardly believe #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass is a part of it!But far more excitingly, it includes the FIRST UK EDITION of #AnneofGreenGables & @roald_dahl manuscripts! See -

The winner of the Shorter Novels category is

The Boy at the Back of the Class by @OnjaliRauf


The overall winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award is

The Boy at the Back of the Class by @OnjaliRauf ❤️


We spotted Scavenge the Stars by @EachStarAWorld and Witches of Ash & Ruin by @ELatimerWrites on @POPSUGAR's lineup of LGBTQ+ YA books of 2020!

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How utterly wonderful to see #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass on the long list for the @PremioStrega #RagazzeRagazzi2020 - a dream come true for an Italian agent working in London. Congrats @OnjaliRauf @nuovafrontiera

Biting the large @tedxlondon shaped bullet (🙈) to speak about the importance & power of #showingup & never giving up for the people & causes you believe in. #tedxlondonwomen Dec 7th 2019 @southbankcentre. (I'll be the one looking for all Exit signs!)Tix -

A few moments from the spectacular and unforgettable book launch for #TheStarOutsideMyWindow on Friday. Thank you @OnjaliRauf for such a special evening and for the amazing portrait by @AndyBailieArt

One day, this might all feel real... Thank you to all the stars of my sky for helping to launch #TheStarOutsideMyWindow into the world. From @RabiaIndian for THAT surprise cake& @RemonaAly for THOSE cupcakes & @AndyBailieArt for THOSE portraits...My aunt would have loved it all💕

1 year and 3 days ago, I messaged @OnjaliRauf for the first time on Twitter... Today, we had the privilege of watching her speak passionately about her new book #TheStarOutsideMyWindow

Please read and share this book widely! 😊❤️📚

Huge congratulations @skinnerwrites and @lthompsonwrites, what a brilliant long list 🎉🌱

See below! For those suspicious sleuths among you who don't mind a few grisly details...RT the original tweet to enter! 💜🌲🍄

I have a website! It's full of all things great, like snakes and books and . . . okay pretty much just snakes and books. I hope you like it.

Here we have the rather beautiful Italian edition of The Light Jar... Non Sono Solo. Translated by Valentina Zaffagnini. Thank you @DeAPlanetaLibri it looks stunning! @PFDAgents @sfmolteni

A massive congratulations to @OnjaliRauf for making the @BBC100women list. Founder of @MakeHerstory1 and author of the incredibly powerful stories #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass and #TheStarOutsideMyWindow So well deserved 💪 #100Women

So thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!! 🎉😃

Our #childrensbookclub are currently reading the stellar #thestaroutsidemywindow by a Waterstones favourite author @OnjaliRauf. Stop on by to get your copy today in time for our next meeting on 03/11/19!
#ChildrensBooks #treatyourshelf

We’re here at @DurhamJohnston school with the amazing @OnjaliRauf speaking about Tintin, He-man & Shera and her feminist journey which began at 7 years old ✨

I'll be doing a little talk at Wokingham Library on Sunday 20th October if you fancy swinging by. Tickets bookable below. Oodles of other wonderful authors below too! 💜

Happy #bookbirthday to THE 1,000-YEAR-OLD BOY by @rosswelford! This is a heart-stopping, epic adventure story about a boy destined to live forever, who only wants to grow up. Welford has “a gift for storytelling and a good sense of what will intrigue readers.”—Booklist ⭐️

It may be #WorldSpaceWeek right now but we can’t wait for January and @rosswelford's interstellar adventure, The #KidWhoCameFromSpace.

If you love the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the emotion of ET then this is the book for you!