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...

At the moment, she is actively looking for Middle Grade novels, strong voices with brave narratives and contemporary and realistic settings, edgy, funny and moving Middle Grade fiction; she loves voice-driven and character-driven narratives, endearing narrators, magical realism and literary fiction. She is also looking for YA fiction featuring LGBTQI story-lines and characters, as well as non-fiction books aimed at children and YA – from memoirs to manuals, popular science and humorous books.

Silvia Molteni @sfmolteni

Thank you @Refugees @unhcrIreland for having me be a part of this movement!Am so deeply honoured to have #Ahmet be a part of it ⚡ PS. @lenamccauley @PippaCurnick - look!☺️ @HachetteKids @RefugeeWeek #RefugeeWeek #RefugeesWelcome #TheBoyattheBackoftheClass

I will never fathom how two little beans & 1 amazing teacher raised enough money to fill an entire bookshop with #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass! An utter joy packing, labelling & shipping the gifts out to other beans with @G_M_P_S @G_M_P_SClass6CS @malvernbookcoop @HachetteKids 💕

We’re reading #TheBoyAttheBackoftheClass @OnjaliRauf in my KS2 book club & found out that Ahmet was bought a pomegranate by his classmates so one of my class brought one in today for us all to see.

Such a thoughtful learning experience & proves books really can change the world.

Readers have called it: 'incredibly relevant', 'pacy' and 'important'. Read @nd_gomes' #WeAreNotOkay today! #UKYA

We're SO excited that @nd_gomes' #WeAreNotOkay is a part of @NottmCityOfLit #bigcityreads! 😁

Our chosen books are WE ARE NOT OK by Natália Gomes: a powerful novel about what happens when girls are silenced. #WeAreNotOkay

We are really excited to welcome author @OnjaliRauf to our cafe this afternoon 3.30 - 5.30pm.
She will be bringing copies of her wonderful book #BoyAtTheBackOfTheClass
Do you want to know more about Onjali & her book -
Come & join us!

On #AmnestyInternationalDay, it's important to think about how we treat those around us. We love this piece from @OnjaliRauf about her book The Boy at the Back of the Class and how real life inspired the story:

Huge thanks to everyone who came to our refugees event at #HayFestival2019! It was SO interesting and we loved your thoughtful questions. @SitaBrahmachari and @OnjaliRauf are now busy signing books and meeting our audience in the book tent 😀

This wonderful woman is cycling ALL THE WAY from #London to #Paris to help us aid more women fleeing violence&abuse (am in awe as can't cycle to the end of my road)!Please help however you can so @MakeHerstory1 can help however we can⚡ #ThursdayMotivation

It’s no wonder that #TheBoyAttheBackoftheClass has swept the board at #BluePeterBookAwards & #WCBP19 hearing @OnjaliRauf speak so articulately, inspiringly & with such humanity about it.

Incredible to meet you & thanks very much for the card&gift! Very touched.


The @youngcityreads team picture (although missing @HillyCooke and @thisoldmole) post signing....still beaming. What a fantastic day. Thank you to @brightfest @HachetteKids all the teachers and children who attended and OF COURSE, @OnjaliRauf for being truly amazing. ♥️

I have The Greatest Idea In The World! Everyone read THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS by @OnjaliRauf. Heartwarming & relatable look at the Syrian refugee crisis. Rauf has a gift for writing from a child's POV-perfect voice. There is hope & warmth on every page. 🎒 #bookexcursion

Biggest cheer ever for #YCR2019 Author @OnjaliRauf 👏🏽🥳

So hard to believe anyone anywhere said this! What a thrill - and in rarified company too! 💜💜💜

We are so excited for @hayfestival next week with a wonderful line up, including events with @Baddiel @HolSmale @rosswelford @UKLaureate @AliceOseman and @acaseforbooks! We can't wait to see you there! #HayFestival2019

Over the 🌚 that the #bookbaby has been shortlisted for the #IBWBA2019! Thank you to all the magical #indie booksellers who work so hard to get new books by unknowns like me out into the hands of little beans. Am so honoured & so so excited! #IndieBookshopWeek @booksaremybag 🤗

GUYS! My book Trans Mission is now available in the US (in hardback!) and as an audiobook read by me!

So cool for it to be available further afield and don't get me started on the audiobook recording! Reading out loud is HARD! 😂

Get it here:

Huge congratulations to @OnjaliRauf and @lthompsonwrites and all the other shortlisted authors!

It sounds like Gran's armchair would be the perfect place for some #ThursdayThoughts! @samueljhalpin #PeculiarPeggs