Prior to becoming a literary agent, Jill worked at Mattel, LA Gear, Leo Burnett Advertising, and her own company, LAUNCH! New Product Marketing. With an English degree from Stanford University and a Marketing and Finance MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business, Jill has marketed everything from Barbies and Disney toys, to Kellogg’s cereal, hair care and sneakers. Writer turned lit agent, Jill opened the West Coast arm of Herman Agency in 2009. In the summer of 2014, Jill launched Jill Corcoran Literacy Agency.
Jill’s poetry anthology, DARE TO DREAM...CHANGE THE WORLD (Kane/Miller, 2012) was honored with the American Library Association 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Award, a California Reading Association’s 2012 Eureka! Silver Honor, and was named a Best Books of 2013 by Bank Street College of Education.
For her one-on-one assessments at CYA Conference 2016, Jill will be looking at:
1 text for picture books,
novels 10 double spaced paged + synopsis
(Short Bio's still apply for Jill with photies please as per submission instructions.)
Please note that Jill’s appointments will be VIA computer link to the USA.