Jacinta di Mase Management is a literary agency committed to the creation of quality books that engage, entertain, and inspire.
The agency represents a diverse range of award winning and emerging writers and illustrators across all areas of the publishing market including fiction, non fiction, and books for children and young adults.
Jacinta di Mase
Founder, Director & Lead Agent
Jacinta has a background in book selling and publishing, and worked for ten years in two of Australia’s premier literary agencies: Australian Literary Management (ALM), and Jenny Darling & Associates. She graduated with distinction from the RMIT Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing (1996) and studied Copyright Law at Melbourne University.
Jacinta was a member of the Australia Council for the Arts Visiting International Publishers Program committee 2013-2016. She is the past President of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association (ALAA), a current member of the RMIT Program Advisory Committee for the Master of Writing and Publishing, and ALAA representative for the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative working across industry to make ‘inclusive by design’ a reality for Australian readers with a print disability.
Middle Grade & Young Adult Agent
Danielle is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing & Editing program, and holds a Bachelor of Communications from Monash University. In 2015 she was elected to the grassroots LoveOzYA committee, celebrating and elevating Australia’s national youth literature. And in 2017 she was editor and contributor of ‘Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology’.
She is also the debut author of middle-grade historic fiction novel, ‘The Year The Maps Changed’, released by Lothian Children’s Books in May 2020. Danielle joined Jacinta di Mase Management in 2016, as an ‘agent’ – seeking Australian authors of Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) fiction works.
Editor Karen Tayleur has joined Jacinta di Mase Management as an agent and will work closely with our picture-book authors and illustrators. Her experience spans advertising, magazines, and book publishing where she has worked with creative people from every discipline.
Karen’s extensive experience brings a deep understanding of the issues that creators face and of the changing face of the publishing industry. She is able to guide a creator’s career, offer sound and considered advice, and represent their business interests.