Kelley Drakos


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Acquisitions Editor

Kelley Drakos is thrilled to begin her editorial adventure within the pages of a new story at Big Small Town Books. Having grown up in the mountains of East Tennessee, Kelley enjoys hiking and spending time with her two sons. An avid reader and lover of books, Kelley is detail-oriented and people-focused. Her background in healthcare lends itself to her precise and thorough nature.

What Kelley Is Looking For:

  • Children’s Picture Books

  • Chapter Books/Early Chapter Books

  • Middle Grade

  • Young Adult

  • Interested in a variety of sub-genres in fiction, including contemporary, historical, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery

  • Non-fiction, including biographies, autobiographies/memoirs

  • Poetry

Kelley's Query Requirements:

  • Completed manuscripts only, or complete proposals for nonfiction/memoirs

  • Be prepared to send query letter + first 20 pages of the manuscript (or full manuscript if a picture book)

  • Please allow 3-6 weeks for response

  • Send query via email (see above)

Kelley is currently OPEN to queries.