Happy 1st Birthday to Bright USA

Illustration by Ebony Glenn

At Bright USA we’re celebrating our birthday by having our cake and eating it too! Since our launch in April 2015, things could not have been sweeter, and we want to thank you for helping us achieve such success in our first year.

“I can’t believe it’s been a full year since Bright USA launched!” says Alli Brydon, Managing Agent. “One of the best parts of this year for all of us, I think, has been to get to know more of the amazing, talented, and deeply thoughtful people who work in the US children’s book publishing industry. And, of course, discovering, developing, and championing our roster of wildly talented artists is why we walk through our office doors every morning. Our incredible US-based team—Anne, James, Alex, and myself—has seen such wonderful success so far, and we’re excited about the future of Bright USA! Watch this space for more stellar news from us.”

We Recruited Top Talent

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We Shared Some Great News…

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And We Celebrated the Publication of These Amazing Books…









…and These Top Deals Made!

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Plus…

Tom Knight to illustrate Bone Soup with S&S/Paula Wiseman Books

Ellen Shi to illustrate World Pizza with Sterling

Lorena Alvarez to illustrate A Little Princess with Golden Books

Ebony Glenn to illustrate a Nikki Grimes poetry collection with Bloomsbury

David Litchfield to illustrate Butterflies and Mountains withHodder

Rob McClurkan to author/illustrate Playdates Rule with Bloomsbury

Tom Knight to illustrate Ugly Cat and Pablo, a two book deal, with Scholastic

Richard Jones to illustrate Winter Dance with HMH

Next, we’re heading to BEA!

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The Bright USA Team illustrated by Zoe Persico

If you’ll be at BEA 2016 and would like to schedule a meeting to view the latest portfolio of Bright talent, please contact an agent below. We can’t wait to see you in Chicago!

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