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

A bit of good news ... congratulations to @OnjaliRauf and her book 'The Day We Met the Queen' which is #2 in the Official Children's Charts! Check out the @thebookseller for more information on the charts! 🎉🗒️

Our #BookOfTheDay is a funny, compassionate, inventive and entertaining sci-fi adventure from the awesome @rosswelford - don't miss #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace: @HarperCollinsCh

Check this out - I’m doing one of these too. Yay!

"With your family, you don't want to have a mum or dad who will hurt you." The kids discussing #TheStarOutsideMyWindow and #DomesticViolence right now on @InspireFMLuton are beautiful, brilliant and so spot on...

HAVE JUST HEARD the brilliant #TheBookClubShow on @InspireFMLuton will be discussing #TheStarOutsideMyWindow TODAY at 11am-12pm. Listen live at 😊
WhatsApp comments/Qs to 07779 481-822.
Thank you so much Little Bookworms aka #BookWhisperers 🌠

Even #Ahmet &his besties are heeding #SocialDistancing rules (& would have cancelled their trip to Her Majesty @RoyalFamily - if it hadn't happened already😉). Keep safe dear beans. P.S. MINI-COMPETITION #QuestionsAndTheQueen coming THIS FRIDAY AT NOON😁 #StayAtHomeSaveLives

Huge congratulations to @OnjaliRauf #TheStarOutsideMyWindow is on this year’s children’s and YA shortlist for the British Book Awards 2020 🌟 via @thebookseller

I’m sorry but HarperCollins and @flaviasorr have really outdone themselves and this is just outrageous behaviour

This happening yesterday and I fangirled and then was too embarrassed to post it. I know it's a very specific category but I still screamed seeing the orange banner.

Our next #TEDxLondon #Visionary for the month celebrating #IWD2020, is award-winning author, campaigner, founder of @MakeHerstory1 & the woman inspiring children to take action - the incredible @OnjaliRauf! Onjali shares her visionary idea, and those who have inspired her...

Definitely one of the top 10 surrealist days of my life... Thank you @cbbc @BBCBreakfast @WorldBookDayUK & the genius @CressidaCowell @redbreastedbird @radioleary for making it all a dream. And most importantly, all the wondrous little beans who make it happen. #WorldBookDay2020

A very happy paperback pub date @skinnerwrites 💐😍

"A riotous, original and timely reminder that sometimes rules are made to be broken" The Guardian's Books of the Year 2019 on #Bloom @HarperCollinsCh

#WorldBookDay2020 #Bloom #bestmiddlegradebooks

OMG two of my favourite people on @BBCBreakfast @OnjaliRauf @radioleary for #WorldBookDay CHRISTMAS AND EID HAVE COME EARLY 🎉🎉💞💞🎒😻

Happy #WorldBookDay everyone! 📚
We cannot wait to see all the brilliant costumes and activity you'll all be posting about today. Do check out our exclusive books, The Day we Met the Queen by @OnjaliRauf and My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff by @matthewsyed

Thanks for having us @BBCBreakfast.
It was great to see authors @OnjaliRauf & @radioleary taking about the importance of sharing stories with Charlie and @sallynugent. Let’s get the nation sharing stories together from breakfast to bedtime... 📚📚📚 #WorldBookDay #shareastory

Happy #WorldBookDay2020 with the stunning follow up to #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass #TheDayWeMetTheQueen 📚📚😍😍@OnjaliRauf @HachetteKids

We loved having @radioleary and @OnjaliRauf on the #BBCBreakfast sofa with Charlie and @sallynugent today talking all things #WorldBookDay 🙌📚

American Gods meets V. E. Schwab's Shades of Magic trilogy in this dark contemporary fantasy about a deadly game of cat and mouse between ancient Irish gods and modern day witches. WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN is available today! @ELatimerWrites

Come see us tomorrow at @Powells !!

Day 2 of #WorldBookDay week - an utter joy to meet the brilliant young hearts @JubileeBrixton @WaterstonesPicc! That energy could power entire cities!!! Deepest love to the teachers for trekking - & Ariane for magicking a laptop out of thin air! 💕 #ShareAStory has begun!