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He is seeking science fiction and fantasy¾especially epic fantasy or high fantasy for both adults and teens. He is also interested in nonfiction¾especially food writing, science, and pop culture.
Laura is primarily interested in literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, women’s fiction, literary crime/thrillers, and young-adult fiction with crossover appeal. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, memoir, and humor. She’s drawn to international stories and settings, in both fiction and nonfiction. Above all, she is on the lookout for fresh voices, strong storytelling, and original ideas.
She is seeking young adult and middle grade only. In particular, she’d love to find a high fantasy set in a non-Western inspired setting. Other concepts she’d love to see in her inbox include a dark psychological thriller, a quirky mystery, a gorgeous literary contemporary, historical fiction set in a place or time not often explored in fiction, or anything featuring food as a main element. She is also drawn to generational spaceships, unreliable narrators, magical realism, the pre-Columbian Americas, the Amazon, close sibling relationships, and slow-burning romances.
Kirsten is seeking up-market young adult, speculative, and literary fiction with strong characters and storytelling. She’s particularly interested in novels that bend and blur genres, literary takes on high concept world-building, diverse characters in stories that are not just about diversity, antiheroes she find herself rooting for, characters with drive and passion, girls and women in STEM fields, settings outside the US/Europe, well-researched historical settings, YA noir/thriller/mystery, stories that introduce her to a new subculture and make her feel like a native. She is not interested in horror, romance, erotica, poetry, or picture books.
He is seeking science fiction and fantasy (exceptional world-building is a must), and nonfiction (the inspiring, intriguing, mysterious, and scientific).
Caitie is seeking Commercial and up-market fiction with great characters and superb writing, especially historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers of all kinds, magical realism, and book-club fiction. “In historical fiction, I would love to see unusual perspectives and stories told in a unique way. I am eager for police procedurals, cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers, and amateur sleuths¾especially those with series potential. I love book-club/women’s fiction that shows characters that have made the hard or unpredictable choice or are funny yet poignant stories. Please send me books of all these genres that have diversity! I am looking for young-adult and new-adult projects¾particularly romance, historical fiction, mysteries, and thrillers, and contemporary books with diverse characters. In nonfiction, I am looking for memoirs that make people look at the world differently, narrative nonfiction that’s impossible to put down, books on pop culture, theater, current events, women’s issues, and humor. I am not looking for science fiction, fantasy, westerns, military fiction, self-help, science, middle grade, or picture books.”
New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sheri M. Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. She is seeking: Children’s fiction and nonfiction—picture books, early readers, middle grade, and young adult.