Jazmia Young

Associate Agent, Curtis Brown

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Jazmia Young is an associate agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at the City College of New York and was a graduate of the Publishing Certificate Program at CCNY. She is interested in representing children’s books, picture books through YA, focusing on middle-grade fiction/non-fiction with the goal of amplifying underrepresented voices and experiences. She particularly loves stories with friendship ties, complicated family dynamics, and grief or loss. Being a New York native, anything based in the great NYC has her heart. Jazmia is also the Administrative Assistant of the Association of American Literary Agents.


I am looking for lyrical picture books focusing on little black girls' and boys' joy. For middle grade, I want to read stories exploring identity, grief, friendship, and complicated emotions. Additionally, I am a sucker for cheesy romance YA stories filled with angst.