Kaitlyn Sanchez, Agent

Katherine Wessbecher

Kaitlyn Sanchez, Agent

Kaitlyn Sanchez (she/her) joined Bradford Literary in 2022 with two years of agenting experience under her belt. Kaitlyn is the proud co-creator and co-host of the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest and Kidlit Zombie Week as well as creator and co-host of the Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy Contest. As a mom, wife, and middle school math teacher, Kaitlyn enjoys playing soccer, binge-watching TV shows, and, of course, reading, especially when she’s all cozied up with her husband and daughter reading together. Kaitlyn is an editorial agent and always works with her clients to make sure we’re putting out their best work. She’s highly communicative and invested in every aspect of helping her clients have a strong and happy career.

Kaitlyn is looking for children’s books (picture books through YA) in all categories, including graphic novels, nonfiction, and illustration. She is incredibly eclectic in her tastes, with a great affinity for emotional stories as well as funny stories. Kaitlyn is always looking for diversity in all forms, including but not limited to BIPOC, neurodiversity, and LGBTQ+. Kaitlyn loves working with artists, so she’s always on the lookout for great illustrators, author-illustrators, and graphic novelists.

Note: Kaitlyn generally leans PG and PG-13 for most submissions, though some intensity here and there is fine.



Picture Books

For picture books, Kaitlyn enjoys representing author-only and author-illustrators as well. She often connects with poignant, lyrical writing (rhyme and non-rhyme) as much as laugh out loud funny, and of course, the best are those magical books that mix humor and heart. She also enjoys nonfiction STEAM books.


Middle Grade & Young Adult

For middle-grade and young adult stories (including author-illustrated graphic novels), Kaitlyn tends to lean toward fiction. She enjoys coming-of-age stories, friendship stories, adventurous fast-paced stories, mysteries, intergenerational stories, empowering stories, stories with a bit of magic (high fantasy isn’t generally her thing, but she always enjoys a little magic), and quirky stories. She loves learning new things in non-didactic ways, and in humor, she runs the gamut: from well placed puns to slapstick to high brow humor. Kaitlyn would also be interested to seeing some scary stories that aren’t gruesome.


Kaitlyn is NOT looking for:

  • Adult Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Business
  • Poetry
  • Memoirs
  • Screenplays

For fiction and non-fiction, see our agency submission guidelines.