What he is seeking: Jon reads all genres of fiction but has a particular interest in contemporary middle grade and YA, adult science fiction and fantasy, African-American fiction, literary fiction, and mysteries and thrillers. What she is seeking: In fiction, she is looking for character-driven, idiosyncratic stories that center underrepresented voices; braided, multigenerational narratives that make her cry; powerful stories of migration, diaspora, and displacement; haunting, atmospheric speculative fiction and magical realism in the vein of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties and Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits, respectively; modern re-imaginings of mythology for adult and YA readers; quirky coming-of-age stories about identity and the gritty yet relatable parts of life; and well-researched historical fiction that immerses her in another world. What she is seeking: Lindsey is interested in cookbooks, lifestyle, health, pop culture, gender issues, self-help, true crime, and current events. She is interested in reading about marginalized voices, strong females, gender issues (men and women), class divide, mental health issues, self-help and psychology, as well as dystopian themes and fantastic fiction. As an advocate for authors from marginalized communities, Larissa is especially interested in representing diverse voices and experiences across all genres. Her unique perspective helps shape her passion for the industry and her role as an advocate for her clients.
After her own publishing success, she started working with other writers to help launch their books and shape their careers. She joined Jill Grinberg Literary Management in 2020 and is now working to build her list. Matt joined The Tobias Agency in 2020 after previously working at the David Black Agency and the Aaron M. Priest Agency. Jon began working at HSG in the summer of 2016. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, he decided to follow his dream of joining the publishing industry by moving to New York. If you are working with an illustrator or have illustrated your own book, please provide full-color images or the fully illustrated text. Picture book submissions should include the full text. If we are interested in reading more, we will reach out to request the full manuscript. For all fiction submissions, please send a query letter and the first fifty (50) pages of your manuscript. For all nonfiction submissions, please send a query letter and complete proposal.
Your nonfiction proposal should include a project overview or outline, proposed chapter summaries, comparable titles, a sample chapter, your biography, and a bibliography of any additional works. What she is seeking: She gravitates toward high-concept fantasy, science fiction, horror, and narrative nonfiction on offbeat topics, but will pick up just about anything with strong prose and compelling characters. She is especially interested in podcast-to-book ideas, journalists who specialize in specific research, and cookbooks that have a niche and/or narrative voice. On the non-fiction side, she is seeking emotionally searing memoirs from underrepresented perspectives; journalistic reporting that blends seamlessly with personal narrative; cookbooks that feature diverse cuisines; essay collections that chronicle contemporary life through the lens of social justice; niche cultural history and criticism; and radically transformative spiritual/self-help titles. She particularly enjoys short story and essay collections, and both fiction and nonfiction that elevates traditionally underrepresented voices. In the body of your email, please include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters).
Please paste your query letter in the body of the email and attach your materials as a docx. Please indicate in your letter which agent you are querying. Application suites such as MS Office, Apache OpenOffice, iWork, Google Docs, WPS Office, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Adobe Creative Suite are bundles of applications with different functionality. Californians, the Los Angeles Times finds, are utilizing doctor’s notes to obtain medical exemptions to avoid immunizing their children. Children use the flies to spell out the fly words. She is also open to funny, whimsical picture books in which children can see a reflection of themselves. Individuals would come in and we would see them, and then we usually wouldn’t see them again,” Smith Burns explained. Lindsey Smith got her start in the publishing industry as an author. She joined Aevitas in 2019, after attending the Columbia Publishing Course in 2017 and subsequently interning at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Soho Press, and the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. Article has been generated with .