We here at ThinkingFunny.com believe that the best stories can make you laugh and make you think. By all accounts, agent Savannah Brooks agrees. That’s why she’s such a great fit for ThinkingFunny21, the April 3, 2021 Humor & Comedy-Writing Conference.
She will be participating on a panel of agents that will address issues that confront any writer hoping to find representation and break into print. The proposed topics include effective queries, pitches, and appropriate professional behavior. The panel will also take questions from the attendees.
Brooks’ own preferences run towards kid-lit that lets the reader learn something and that also fosters global awareness. Check out her wishlist at this link. Brooks sets a high bar, but she is open to submissions that are consistent with her tastes and the work she is best able to represent. This includes humor and fast-paced stories that still manage to wrestle with substantial themes such as belonging, grief, friendship, family, and culture.
Quiet and serious books? Not her thing.
Brooks joined the Jennifer De Chiara team in 2018 as an associate literary agent after interning for a year and a half, and she represents all of kid lit—picture books, middle grade, and young adult—and contemporary fiction and thrillers on the adult side. She earned her MFA, focused in creative nonfiction, from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. As well as agenting, she works as a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center and a boxing instructor. You can find out more at sblitagent.com.