Lydia Shamah, Carol Mann Agency
Adult Fiction / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Pop Culture / Psychology / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Lydia Shamah, Carol Mann Agency

In fiction I’m open to Adult, YA and MG. I’m looking for edgy and enchanting page-turners written with a light hand. I always enjoy complex female characters, and have a thing for unreliable narrators. I love fiction that explores social issues or is inspired by the headlines, like ROOM by Emma Donahue and THE HATE … Continue reading

Michelle Richter, Fuse Literary
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / MSWL Paragraphs / Suspense / Thriller / Women's Fiction

Michelle Richter, Fuse Literary

I love mystery and am looking for cozies, amateur sleuth and police or PI procedural in the vein of Laura Lippman, Tana French, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Chelsea Cain. I’d love to find a twisty stand-alone like Gone Girl, The Good Girl, or Before I Go to Sleep. Strong female protagonists are a plus, but … Continue reading

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Biography / Children's / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / History / Horror / Humor / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Nonfiction / Picture Books / Pop Culture / Science / Science Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Brooks Sherman, The Bent Agency

(Cross-posted with permission from BrooksSherman.com.) I believe I’m primarily known as an agent who works on picture books and middle grade and young adult fiction. It might surprise some of you to know that I work in adult fiction and nonfiction as well, and I’m actively looking to expand my list in those categories. Now, … Continue reading

Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary
Adult Fiction / Crime Fiction / Historical Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / New Adult / Romance / Suspense / Thriller / Young Adult

Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary

I want fiction for middle grade, YA, new adult, and adult categories. In particular, I’d love high concept literary middle grade works like When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and Wonder by RJ Palacio. I love all things YA but I’m especially looking for an epic love story (like a story which could be the “new” … Continue reading

Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary Agency
Adult Fiction / Horror / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / MSWL Paragraphs / Mystery / Science Fiction / Thriller / Young Adult

Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary Agency

​​I love books that are character-focused ​, but still have strong narrative arcs and plot development. Whether it’s adult or YA – give me your damaged, your lost, your strong-willed, and your resilient! Passive and/or two-dimensional characters need not apply. I want ​characters in control of their own story, even if they aren’t in control … Continue reading