Jennifer Azantian, Azantian Literary Agency
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / Science Fiction

Jennifer Azantian, Azantian Literary Agency

I am most interested in stories that explore difficult human issues against fantastic backdrops, underrepresented voices, spooky and strange middle grade, non-medieval/European historical fantasy, space operas, literary SF, magical realism, myth/folklore/fairytale retellings, and internally consistent epic fantasy. I am not always open for unsolicited queries. I will, however, be open for specific #MSWL requests that … Continue reading

Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Management
Children's / Cookbooks / History / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Narrative / Nonfiction / Picture Books / Science / Young Adult

Michelle Witte, Mansion Street Literary Management

I represent books for kids, both fiction and nonfiction, from board books up through young adult. My tastes are fairly eclectic, from light and funny to dark and creepy, and especially stories that veer off the beaten path. Here’s a list of the kinds of things I’d love to find: PICTURE BOOKS: I created a … Continue reading

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Middle Grade / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Stephanie Stein, HarperCollins

I’m looking for YA and middle-grade fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, historical, and everything in between. I love stories that play with narrative structure (non-linear timelines, unconventional POVs, quirky or unreliable narrators) and/or twist the rules of genre. And there’s a special place in my heart for all things … Continue reading

Laura Biagi, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc.
Children's / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Picture Books / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Laura Biagi, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc.

What I’m most interested in finding are books that give me an emotional response, that make me see the world differently, and that contain complex and compelling characters, plots that surprise, and dynamic writing that takes me places I didn’t expect. Some things I’m especially interested in at the moment: Magical realism in the vein … Continue reading

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Magical Realism / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Alex Arnold, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

A YA with an atmosphere & setting impossible to extract myself from. (I felt this way about adult novels RULES OF CIVILITY & THE SECRET HISTORY, and Laini Taylor’s DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE in YA.) I want a middle grade that will make me cry, but also laugh–maybe at the same time. I’m a … Continue reading

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency
Adult Fiction / Cookbooks / Humor / Middle Grade / MSWL Paragraphs / Pop Culture / Romance / Young Adult

Beth Phelan, The Bent Agency

these days, i’m hungry for: (young adult) emotional, funny, UCB-inspired contemporary Wet Hot American Summer for teens something fun but hearty to do with LARPing Funny People for teens contemporary story about a storm, flood, blackout, or other natural disaster stories that happen over short timelines (like over 24hrs or a weekend) — a short … Continue reading

Sara Sargent, Simon & Schuster
Children's / MSWL Paragraphs / Young Adult

Sara Sargent, Simon & Schuster

I am forever a fan of: forbidden romances; reimagined myths, classics, or fables; love triangles; stories told in alternating POVs; stories told in Before/After; evocative settings like the South, the beach, or the contemporary West; stories set during summer; stories with surprises and mystery. My favorite genres are realistic contemporary, fantasy, magical realism, romance, and … Continue reading