Founder | Quill Shift Literary Agency


Ayanna Coleman founded Quill Shift Literary Agency in 2013. She has worked within the publishing industry from inside a publishing house, literary agencies, as a book reviewer, and many years as a children’s librarian. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Illinois with a major in Marketing and a minor in English. Ayanna furthered her education by graduating with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, currently the top program in the nation.


When she was a child, and in adulthood as a librarian, Ayanna noticed that the books that could capture a child’s imagination and create a lifelong reader were not getting into children’s hands. Children (and their parents, teachers, and librarians) weren’t discovering the right books…or they hadn’t been created yet. Quill Shift Literary Agency will not only help usher books worthy of inspiring the passion for reading in children through the publication process, it will encourage discovery before the book is even published to help it on its journey to find the right reader. This is the reason why Quill Shift Literary Agency was formed.