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

Diverse Book Award 2020 children’s winner goes to @OnjaliRauf for The Star Outside My Window, Planet Omar by Zanib Mian was 2nd & My Hair by @Hannahleewrite 3rd. Find out more about these books & others: read our blog & downloading our BAME booklists at

Have you picked up The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain, our Fiction Book of the Month and The Night Bus Hero by @OnjaliRauf, our Children’s Book of the Month yet?

Indie bookshop recommended. Buy from an indie today:

#indiebookofthemonth #choosebookshops

'My Mum is a witch. We don’t really question this. It was just normal to us until THINGS STARTED HAPPENING…'

Don't forget, @sammeegiles' Rosemary and the Witches of Pendle Hill is ON OFFER all week for Halloween!


So wonderful to have @OnjaliRauf joining us at #ILFDublin! You can tune in to her event here, where she's discussing her latest book 'The Night Bus Hero' and the magic of 'lights out'.

Only five days until #Halloween and we are READY.

Don't miss seven of our most spooky, haunting, and witchy titles ON OFFER all week!

Browse the list and pick your thrill here:


We've teamed up with the magical and magnificent @sammeegiles to bring you something extra delightful this Halloween.

Retweet and follow us for a chance to win a copy of Rosemary and the Witches of Pendle Hill and a special spell made by Samantha herself!

It's happening this week! Looking forward to 'meeting' fellow Pushkin authors...

If you haven't signed up to our Pushkin Children's Round Table next Wednesday - what are you waiting for?!

Six of our incredible authors will be joined by their editor @SarahOdedina for an evening of wonderful conversation (and no doubt, lots of laughs!)

We now have signed copies of In Their Shoes - Navigating Non-Binary Life! Thanks @jamie_windust for coming in.
"Frank, Funny and Brilliantly Feisty."

The brilliant @jamie_windust takes us through some of the rather...questionable questions that a lot of non-binary people have to deal with.

Watch the full thing here:

Oh boy. (I avoid review but) THE FOREST OF GHOSTS AND BONES is nearing 1,000 adds on Goodreads. Can we get it there? 🥺🙏

IT'S BLOODY PUBLICATION DAY! Today means the world to me, and I am so thankful for all your support I am truly overwhelmed! Let me know what you think of my little ramblings, and I truly am so grateful for the love from my friends and chosen family 💛

A very happy publication day @Jamie_windust, #InTheirShoes is out today! A must-read book and a call to arms for non-binary self-acceptance, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Happy book birthday Jamie 🎉🤩 @JKPBooks

Out this week and one of my top reads of the year - 'The Night Bus Hero' is a wonderfully heartfelt story filled with nuance, empathy and hope, from award-winning author @OnjaliRauf.

See our review here:

Ding-ding! Last stop before we head home... Lucky enough as we are to have one... 🏠💕 #thenightbushero Over to you now world... Nighty night. Sleep tight. Do please let the dreams take flight... With love from St Pauls. @RemonaAly, #Thomas, Hector, & the gang 🌙🚍🦸🏾‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️

If you’d like to know more about my new book (out in January 2021) the cover and blurb can be seen on the Waterstones website, and other online retailers. #WhenWeGotLostInDreamland

Launching a book is terrifying and lonely and especially in a pandemic everything is layered on top of that, so your support means the world. Please pre-order, RT, share and enjoy! Sharing my story was so moving and hard, but so so joyful

Don't miss @jamie_windust on the Made of Human podcast @podmoh with fab @SofieHagen 💜

The day Hattie Brown got pulled through the fridge was the same day things started to disappear from the house — but missing socks were about to be the least of her troubles.

Read @Claire_Harcup's Hattie Brown versus the Cloud Snatchers for just 99p here:

#Thomas and #Hector are stopping by one of the key locations in the book...Just checking certain things aren't missing @Fortnums 😉 Right before we head on to some very special hearts...

#thenightbushero adventures...