Kelly Van Sant has joined KT Literary as contracts manager and agent; she was formerly with Red Sofa Literary. Chelsea Hensley and Jas Perry have joined as associate agents, as part of the agency’s new mentorship program.

Alex Kelleher-Nagorski has joined Scholastic as associate director of publicity; he was previously publicity manager at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Kayla Cichello is joining Upstart Crow Literary as agent, as of August 1. Most recently she was an assistant at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and before that was conference coordinator for the international summer and winter conferences for the SCBWI.