Kelly Dyksterhouse


Meet Kelly

Kelly Dyksterhouse is a literary agent with the Tobias Literary Agency. She has a MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and specializes in representing authors and illustrators who write for children. Her clients work on a broad range of projects from board books and picture books to middle grade and young adult novels, graphic novels, and fascinating nonfiction in the youth market.

Sessions + Events

Zoom Critiques + Reviews

Kelly will offer individual meetings on Zoom the week before the conference. Dates/times TBA.

  • Manuscript Critique - PB, MG, YA, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Novel in Verse. Kelly is not a good match for topics of sexual abuse or animal abuse.
  • Pitch Package Critique
  • PB Dummy Review

Structure as Genesis - Full Day Intensive

Limited seating. Participants must APPLY to attend

Pitchers Anonymous

Results Posted: Saturday, Sept 21st 5:30 pm

Location TBA

Conference attendees are invited to submit to our pitch event and find out anonymously if any faculty have invited them to submit. Learn more.

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