Silvia Molteni Taking Submissions

Silvia Molteni

Literary Agent/Head of Rights Children's Books

Silvia Molteni is the dedicated children’s and YA 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. The Bookseller named Silvia 2019’s Rising Star.


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

Not to toot my own horn but if you're bored of she who shall not be named and other authors throwing their sorting hat into the ring, maybe preorder my book written by and for trans folks! Right from the horse's mouth.. In Their Shoes out 21st October!

I STILL haven’t actually seen Storm in a bookshop yet - because I live in the sticks - but a friend sent me this today so 😊🌩

Very excited to see a certain book in the window at Inside Number 10 an independent bookshop in Clitheroe. (look bottom left)

Step through the fridge and into the magical realm beyond with a new middle-grade action and adventure series!

Pre-order @Claire_Harcup's Hattie Brown versus the Cloud Snatchers (for just 99p!) here:

'a wonderful adventure . . . The world of Somewhere-Nowhere is intriguing and Jack would love to visit himself!'

Love this review of Hattie Brown versus the Cloud Snatchers by @Claire_Harcup on Futures book blog!

Check it out here 👇

With the help of her best friend and windy sister, Rosemary sets off on a hazardous, magical journey. But can they solve the mystery before Rosemary’s family is fractured for good?

Read @sammeegiles' Rosemary and the Witches of Pendle Hill here:

So thrilled to be interviewed on Pitch Your Story today! I hope it'll show everyone that there's no such thing as 'too late'...

Bon weekend, chers lecteurs ! Que lisez vous en ce samedi ?
On vous recommande Mystères à Riddling Woods de @samueljhalpin. Attention, frissons !
+ d'infos :

Ones to Watch - MG Fiction Round-up for Autumn 2020✨

Reviews: ➡️

8 top recommendations:
✨The Night Bus Hero
✨The Castle of Tangled Magic
✨The Midnight Guardians
✨A Clock of Stars
✨The Good Bear
✨Victoria Stitch
✨Dragon Mountain

'This is a book for a mature, thoughtful middle grade reader who needs something of depth and consideration to read.' Thank you so much Bookwagon!

#secretlysigned copy of #theboyatthebackoftheclass left @WHSmith Ilford on a last minute dash to the post office... So SO tickled to see Ahmet on the shelf next to Callum & Sephy, @malorieblackman's literally revolutionary duo... #TuesdayMotivation with half off too! 🙃

With a sensitive look at mental health struggles for children, Rosemary and the Witches of Pendle Hill delivers an adventure full of heartwarming relationships, heart-stopping action, and wacky humour.

Read the debut novel from @sammeegiles here:

dear @OnjaliRauf @domdelaking

Get ready to adventure with your new favourite children's heroine, HATTIE BROWN!

We're so excited to reveal the final series look for @Claire_Harcup's middle-grade trilogy.

Get to know Hattie and pre-order the first title in the series for just 99p here:

You know we love a little Friday COVER REVEAL!!

Check back here in 30 minutes for a very exclusive SNEAK PEAK of the final two titles in the Hattie Brown series by @Claire_Harcup!

#CoverReveal #HattieBrown @PFDAgents @sfmolteni

Huge thanks to lovely Fern @ReviewsBluebird for inviting me for a Q&A - and for excellent questions. Which five guests would YOU choose for a dinner party? Winnie-ther-Pooh is one of mine... @sarahodedina @thenovelry @PoppyBookPR @HSNorup @kereengetten

Almost 150 School for Nobodies postcards have been sent to booksellers, librarians and teachers, individually signed and illustrated. Just 12 left. Who'd like them? #booksellers #teachers #librarians

It's in my hands!!!!! Can't explain how terrifying and bizarre it is to hold my debut bloody book but here she is!!! In Their Shoes is out 21st October - preorder here: @JKPBooks @PFDAgents

Rosemary says thanks for giving her that little orange flag!