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  • 10 minutes for your work + questions
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  • Get tips on your query, pitching, and–if you ask–submission strategy
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Why Am I Getting Rejected? Consultation

  • Go over your most confusion rejections for interpretation
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  • Receive detailed written notes along with your consultation
  • 15 minutes for your query notes + questions
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  • Get tips on your query, pitching, and–if you ask–submission strategy
  • $99

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  • Send your query and first 10 pages (double-spaced) for review
  • 15 minutes for your notes + questions
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  • Get tips on your query, pitching, and–if you ask–submission strategy
  • Divide the time as you please–if you want, start the meeting with “I’d like to spend five minutes on the query” or whatever you prefer
  • Can be used for an entire picture book manuscript, as long as it’s under 10 pages
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Marilyn Atlas, Talent Manager & Award-Winning Producer


Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager and award-winning producer. Her clients have appeared in shows such as Star Trek, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, How to Get Away with Murder, 90210, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, NCIS:LA, True Blood, Dexter, Chuck, Castle, and Criminal Minds. She was film producer on Real Women Have Curves for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; A Certain Desire, starring Sam Waterston; and Echoes, which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival.

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Sara Schonfeld


Sara Schonfeld is an editor at HarperCollins Children's, working on picture books, middle grade, and teen. As an author and editor, she approaches each project with curiosity and aims to help authors uncover the heart of their story and feel inspired.

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Jessica Felleman


Jessica Felleman is an Agent with the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency with an MFA in writing from CalArts. Adult Literary and upmarket commercial fiction, women's fiction, RomComs that play with tropes, speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, fiction that balances on the edge of genre, YA science fiction and fantasy with an emphasis on LGBTQIA+ characters and underrepresented POVs, pop culture, memoirs, prescriptive self-help from experts, narrative nonfiction on psychology, science, and history.

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Melissa Warten


Melissa Warten is an editor at Epic for Kids, the leading digital reading platform for children, where she works on IP comics development projects for readers ages 12 and under, including the smash hit series Cat Ninja. Prior to Epic, she spent more than five years on the editorial team at Farrar Straus Giroux Books working on picture books, middle grade, young adult, and select nonfiction and graphic novel projects. Her works include NYT Bestsellers and Award-Winning tiles.

Graphic Novel
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Monica Rodriguez


Monica Rodriguez is the Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Her love for books can be traced back to elementary school, where the best days were spent attending book fairs and author readings. Monica is also a Junior Agent with a mission to help uplift underrepresented voices in publishing, specifically within the Latinx community. In children’s literature, she is actively looking for PB, MG, YA & Graphic Novels. She is also open to adult and non-fiction submissions.

Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Commercial, Family Saga, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Upmarket, Journalism, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel

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Krista Vitola


Currently, I’m acquiring literary middle-grade novels with commercial appeal. VOICE. Voice, voice, voice. This is what I immediately look for in a narrative. I will fall head-over-heels for any story with a great voice. Draw me in! Commercial narratives, preferably ones with a dark and twisted plot, where someone may or may not be dead. Emotionally-layered complex stories that are multicultural and feature diverse characters. I love a cast of characters that features distinctly unique individuals and sheds light on the unique features that make us all so imperfectly human.

Commercial General Horror Humor Literary
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Anne Elliott


Anne Elliott is the author of The Artstars: Stories (Indiana University Press) and The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (Ploughshares Solos). Her short fiction can be found in Story, A Public Space, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Hobart, Bellevue Literary Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and elsewhere. Elliott is a veteran of the New York spoken word circuit, with stage credits including The Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, PS122, and Woodstock ’94. Her fiction has been awarded support from The Story Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Normal School, Table 4 Writer’s Foundation, and The Bridport Prize. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Warren Wilson College, and lives in Portland, Maine. Learn more at

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Logan Harper


Prior to joining JRA in 2021, Logan was an Associate Agent at a mid-sized literary agency in Manhattan. She’s seeking a wide range of character-driven fiction and is particularly drawn to book club fiction, contemporary romance and romantic comedies, psychological thrillers, domestic suspense, horror, mystery/crime, upmarket and literary fiction. She is always eager to read and champion underrepresented voices and perspectives. A native Washingtonian, Logan is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and the Columbia Publishing Course in Oxford.

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Kayla Cichello


Kayla Cichello is an agent at Upstart Crow Literary open to picture books through young adult and select adult manuscripts. A former Conference Coordinator for the Summer and Winter Conferences for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she most recently logged several years as assistant to Senior Agent Jennifer Rofé at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She is searching for those voices that make her laugh and keep the page turning. Some of her clients include author Ana Ot, author of the upcoming THE HEART NEVER FORGETS (Atheneum/S&S, 2024) and a follow up title in 2025 and author/illustrator Kirbi Fagan's upcoming debut picture book with Millbrook/Lerner.

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Lane Clarke


Agent at Arthouse Literary. Middle Grade adventure with big emotions, inquisitive MG with big questions, horror stories with a historical lens, contemporary books that push against the status quo, fantasy with underrepresented mythology, YA with an emotional punch. Historical fiction like Stacey Lee and Ruta Sepetys, speculative contemporary. In Adult, she is looking for romance with lots of tension! She is also looking for literary fiction, generational sagas and societal commentary.

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Dani Segelbaum


Dani Segelbaum is a literary agent at the Carol Mann Agency. She is interested in non-fiction titles with an emphasis on politics, women’s issues, popular culture, and current events. Dani also loves memoir, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks. In fiction, she is looking for literary and upmarket adult fiction including debut, historical, rom-coms, and women’s fiction. A graduate of Boston University, Dani started her career as an assistant editor at HarperCollins Publishers.

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Erica Bauman


Erica Bauman is a literary agent at Aevitas Creative Management and represents a wide variety of authors across middle grade, young adult, and upmarket adult fiction. She focuses on speculative novels, graphic novels for all ages, fearless storytellers that tackle big ideas + contemporary issues, + working with and supporting marginalized authors and stories. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and has worked in the publishing industry since 2012. Prior to Aevitas, she worked at Spectrum Literary.

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Taj McCoy


Taj aims to widen the entryway for marginalized authors into the publishing industry and to normalize Black joy, fat joy, celebrations of culture, and love without limitations. She represents Adult Fiction (contemporary, romance, romcoms, women's fiction, mystery/thriller), Adult Non-Fiction (memoirs, narratives, cookbooks, satire, empowerment), Children's Fiction (MG and YA contemporary, mystery, romance, thriller, fantasy), Children's Non-Fiction (historical narratives, picture books).

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Anjanette Barr


Anjanette represents books across all age categories in both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her favorite themes include the natural world, found family, faith and myth, science, slow burn romantic relationships, and exploration of culture. Genres she is especially drawn to include anything under the Speculative/SFF umbrella, romance, book club fiction, popular science, and all things Middle Grade. She does not represent erotica or true crime.

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Emily Daluga


Emily Daluga (she/her) is an Associate Editor at Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books. Before finding her place at Abrams in 2017, she worked as a bookseller at the Strand, a librarian in Illinois and Ohio, and a ticket taker at the AMC in Times Square. Emily mostly focuses on middle-grade and YA novels, but has also worked on chapter books and early readers and is happy to critique them.

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Kelly Van Sant


Kelly Van Sant (KT Literary). Categories/Genres: Children's, Young Adult, Middle Grade, fantasy, science-fiction, speculative, mystery, contemporary, adventure. Kelly has a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She cut her teeth in New York working at esteemed literary agencies such as Writers House and Harold Ober Associates. She has worked as a freelance editor and is a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center and runs the Pub(lishing) Crawl podcast.

Action/Adventure Commercial Fantasy Mystery Science Fiction Speculative
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Jenissa Graham


Jenissa Graham is an Associate Agent and Subrights Manager at BookEnds Literary Agency. She represents MG and YA in contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery/suspense, and thrillers as well as Adult in mystery/suspense and thrillers. As a first-generation Jamaican and advocate for marginalized voices, Jenissa is dedicated to increasing the BIPOC space in Publishing.

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Alyssa Jennette


Alyssa Jennette joined Stonesong Literary in June 2015 after interning at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. As a result, she has unique insight and expertise when it comes to design-heavy or illustrated works. Alyssa is a very editorial agent; she finds a lot of joy in shaping stories alongside the author and delights in building long-term partnerships.

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Stephanie Winter


Stephanie Winter is an associate agent at P.S. Literary Agency. She primarily acquires adult fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. She’s actively seeking titles with diverse and inclusive representation that offer smart, culturally aware, and enriching narratives. She represents: Commercial and Upmarket projects (Rom-Coms, Thriller/Suspense, etc.) with a millennial and queer lens as well as Pop Culture, Cultural Criticism, millennial Business/Finance, Narrative Nonfiction, How-To, and Lifestyle.

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Stacey Graham


Stacey Graham, agent at 3 Seas Literary, has worked both sides of the literary door as a humor writer with the wickedly funny Zombie Tarot, author of three books, screenwriter, ghostwriter, and short story writer. She loves working with writers at all stages of their careers and uses her experience in authorship to help navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of publishing for her clients. She is currently looking to expand her list with snappy Rom-Coms, hilarious/spooky middle grade, and weird nonfiction.

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