Danielle Burby

I represent a diverse list of critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling authors with stellar voices, incredible storytelling skills, and fresh narratives to share. I’m looking to further build my list in YA, middle grade, and graphic novels in all genres.

Authors have always been my biggest stars. In fact, one of my most exciting high school moments was when Newsday hired me to review the Ella Enchanted movie and gave me a choice between interviewing Anne Hathaway and Gail Carson Levine–I chose Gail Carson Levine. My job as a literary agent gives me the excuse to professionally fangirl on a daily basis.

I began my publishing career in 2013 as an assistant and foreign rights manager at a New York agency and joined NLA as an agent, still based in New York, in 2017. I am a member of the AALA. For recent sales see Publishers Marketplace.



  • Middle grade, young adult, graphic novels, women’s fiction, and select picture books
  • Fresh, inclusive, intersectional narratives with an emphasis on diverse protagonists, whether LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, etc.
  • I am particularly drawn to: complex female characters, seaside novels, girls with swords, fantasy, LGBTQ+ love, sister stories, toxic friendships, feminist fairytales, social justice themes, folklore, creepy forests, complicated family dynamics, quirky adventures, protagonists who change systems and break rules, heartwarming love stories, whimsy.
  • I welcome queries from all authors and am particularly passionate about advocating for writers with historically marginalized identities including sexuality, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and disability.
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Danielle’s Recent News

Oprah Daily

Jordyn Taylor’s Don’t Breathe a Word named a Best Beach Read of 2021 by Oprah Daily.

Rosaria Munda’s Fireborne named one of the 10 Books to Read After You Watch “Shadow and Bone” by Seventeen Magazine.

Ausma Zehanat Khan’s Blackwater Falls, set in Colorado introduces a Muslim investigator as she looks into the death of a young immigrant woman, in a 2-book deal, to Catherine Richards at Minotaur.


Christina Delaine is nominated for a SOVAS Voice Arts Award for her amazing audiobook narration of Doug Engstrom’s Corporate Gunslinger.

Jordyn Taylor’s The Paper Girl of Paris among three amazing audiobook nominees for teens.

“The Paper Girl of Paris” Will Transport You Straight to the City of Lights
Lily Kessinger at HMH has acquired, in a preempt, The Sapling’s Curse, a YA graphic novel written by debut author James Persichetti and illustrated by L. Biehler.
“The Paper Girl of Paris” named one of The 40 Best New Books Of Summer 2020

Liesa Abrams at Simon & Schuster has acquired Jennifer Nissley‘s contemporary YA novel, The Mythic Koda Rose.

Rosaria Munda’s FIREBORNE won the 2019 CYBILS Award for Speculative Fiction.

Emilia Rhodes at HMH has acquired, at auction, the Prison Healer trilogy, a YA fantasy series by bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni.

In a Starred review, Ausma Zehanat Khan declared “a master of the genre” for THE BLUE EYE

Danielle’s Film/TV Options

Optioned to:
Valparaiso Pictures

Optioned to:
Baby Octopus