I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.

Danielle Binks

Literary Agent

I am very proud to be an agent at Melbourne boutique literary agency, Jacinta di Mase Management. I’ve been with the Agency since 2016, and while I initially joined with a mind to expanding the Middle Grade and Young Adult list, I am now an agent that represents all manner of creatives across Youth Literature, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction (and even graphic novels, of late!)

If you’d like details about submitting to the Agency, please refer to the submission guidelines.

Below are a list of the authors I personally signed and represent, and have since sold their wonderful works 🙂


This is in no way contingent to submitting to JDM, but I often get asked if I do writing workshops etc. and I do for various conferences and conventions throughout the year. But I also teamed up with Kill Your Darlings in 2020 for an online writing workshop that will be available for 12-months from August 2020; Writing for a Middle Grade Audience with Danielle Binks

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Who I represent: 

•  Margot McGovern — debut young adult novel, Neverland [Penguin Random House, April 2018]

Carly Findlay — adult memoir, Say Hello: How I Became The Fangirl Of My Story [Harper Collins, February 2019], Growing Up Disabled in Australia [Black Inc, 2021]

• Kelly Gardiner — MG fantasy, time-slip trilogy The Fire Watcher Chronicles [Scholastic Australia, September 2018]

Jenna Guillaume — YA contemporary, What I Like About Me [Pan Macmillan, 2019], You Were Made For Me [Pan Macmillan, 2020], The Deep End [Pan Macmillan for Australia Reads, 2021]

Sher Rill Ngchildren’s picture book, Our Little Inventor [Allen & Unwin, April 2019] • illustrations, Fairytales for Feisty Girls [Allen & Unwin, September 2018] • The Night of the Hiding Moon picture book illustrations [NLA Publishing, 2020] • Be Careful, Xiao Xin! and an untitled Book 2 with Alice Pung [Harper Collins, TBD]

Kay Kerr — debut YA novel, Please Don’t Hug Me [Text Publishing, May 2020], Social Queue [Text Publishing, 2021], editing Love on the Spectrum [PanMacmillan, TBD]

Fiona Hardy debut contemporary MG novel, How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days [Affirm Press, September 2019], How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life [Affirm Press, TBD 2020], How to Draw the Wrong Conclusions [Affirm Press, TBD 2021]

Maree Kimberley – YA paranormal fantasy Dirt Circus League [Text Publishing, March 2021]

Loretta Smith – Adult non-fiction historical biography A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s Only All-Girl Garage [Hachette, March 26 2019]

Jane Gilmore – Adult non-fiction Fixed It: Violence and the Representation of Women in the Media [Penguin Random House, September 2019]

Tess Woods – Adult fiction Love and Other Battles [Harper Collins Australia, June 2019]

Julianne Negri – MG debut The Secret Library of Hummingbird House [Affirm Press, 2020]

Anna Whateley – YA novel, Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal [Allen & Unwin, 2020], YA Tearing Myself Together [Allen & Unwin TBD]

• Karen Ginnane – YA duology When Days Tilt and When Souls Tear [Penguin Random House, July 2021]

Sara Haghdoosti – YA novel Sunburnt Veils [Wakefield Press, March 2021]

Samantha-Ellen Bound – four-book middle-grade fantasy series Seven Wherewithal Way [Affirm Press, October 2021], Seven Wherewithal Way #2: Across the Ice and Into the Jungle [2022]

Sinéad StubbinsIn My Defence I Have No Defence personal essays, and a second unnamed manuscript [Affirm Press 2021, and TBD]

Grace Chan – Every Version of You, speculative fiction adult novel [Affirm Press, 2022]

Aaron Fa’Aoso and Michelle Scott TuckerSo Far, So Good – Aaron’s memoir written with Michelle [Pantera Press, TBD 2022]

Elizabeth James – YA novel Completely Normal (and other lies) [Hardie Grant, 2022]

Denis Knight & Cristy Burne – Middle Grade series Wednesday Weeks [Hachette, 2021]

• Rachel Ang – What You Seek (Is Seeking You) short-story collection, & Funeral graphic novel [Drawn & Quarterly, TBD]

Jane Harrison – The Visitors adult literary fiction adapted from Harrison’s play [Harper Collins, TBD 2023]

Karen Comer Sunshine on Vinegar Street middle-grade verse-novel [Allen & Unwin, 2023], and Grace Notes illustrated verse-novel [Hachette, Feb 2023]

Briar Rolfe – Get Your Story Straight YA graphic-novel [Hachette, 2024]

Sarah Firth – Eventually Everything Connects graphic-memoir [‘Joan’ imprint, Allen & Unwin 2023]

Jenna Lo BiancoA Year in Umbria, All’s Fair in Love & Rome, Untitled [Pan Macmillan, 2024 TBD]