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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

Literary Short Story
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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.

Crime Horror Literary Mystery Rom-Com Suspense Thriller
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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.

Mystery Rom-Com Romance Speculative Suspense Women's Fiction
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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).

Commercial Cookbooks Fantasy Fiction Historical Humor Memoir Mystery Non-Fiction Rom-Com Romance Suspense Thriller Women's Fiction
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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.

Action/Adventure Commercial Fantasy Horror Rom-Com Romance Speculative
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John Cusick


Literary agent at Folio Literary Management. I represent a diverse list of iconoclastic voices in young adult, middle-grade, picture books, and everything in between. I’m seeking unique voices in fiction for young people, stories that move readers, moments that make me look up and say “Wow, yes. I’ve felt that.” Send me the books kids will sneak/steal/borrow in secret. Those personal, dangerous, life-saving stories. Genres: Children's, Middle Grade, Picture Books, YA, author-illustrators. No adult works.

Fiction Illustrated
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Kelly Van Sant


Kelly Van Sant (Red Sofa 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.

Commercial Fantasy Fiction Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
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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.

Commercial Crime Family Saga Graphic Novel Horror Humor Humor Illustrated LGBTQ Literary Mystery Pop Culture Thriller True Crime
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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.

Humor Rom-Com
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Savannah Brooks


Savannah Brooks, KT Literary. She earned her MFA, focused in creative nonfiction, from Hamline University and her BS in marketing management from Virginia Tech. She focuses most heavily on kid lit—from picture books to YA, both fiction and nonfiction—and also represents adult thrillers, romcoms, and contemporary/commercial fiction. She’s especially interested in stories that teach her something new, add to a larger sociopolitical conversation, and highlight underrepresented identities.

Commercial Fiction Non-Fiction Politics Rom-Com Thriller
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Sarah LaPolla


Sarah LaPolla has over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. Starting at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in 2008, and later as an agent at Bradford Literary Agency, Sarah has primarily represented Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction in a variety of genres featuring complex, diverse characters who often challenge the status quo and address timely issues. Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from The New School and a BA in Creative Writing from Ithaca

Commercial Fantasy Fiction Horror Literary Memoir Mystery Rom-Com Science Fiction Speculative Women's Fiction
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Samantha Wekstein


Agency: Thompson Literary
Genres: Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Middle Grade, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: Humor, Pop Culture. She loves creative and epic fantasies in the vein of Sarah J. Maas or Leigh Bardugo. But she is also drawn to contemporary YA with multi-dimensional female characters like those of Rainbow Rowell, Julie Murphy and Melina Marchetta. She also loves middle grade with themes of friendship, adventure and tragedy.

Fantasy Fiction Historical Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction
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Renée Fountain


Renee C. Fountain, President of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Lit Mgmt. With eight years in Big 5 publishing, writing reviews for Kirkus and NY Journal of Books, five years as a story analyst for a television network. Interested in developmental editing and critiquing: All types of non-fiction. Most fiction, especially: YA, adult thrillers, rom-com, mystery, horror, fantasy (urban, dark, magical realism). Not interested in PB, MG, political, religious, westerns, hard sci-fi, erotica, poetry.

Crime Fiction Non-Fiction Rom-Com Suspense Thriller
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Molly Cusick


Molly Cusick is a former editor & agent, and works on Young Adult, Middle Grade, and picture book projects, as well as select adult fiction and nonfiction. Molly has represented and edited authors including Julie Murphy (#1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN’), Pat Zietlow Miller (New York Times bestselling picture book author of BE KIND), Julie Berry (Newbery Honor Award-winning and bestselling MG and YA author), and Nina Laurin (USA Today bestselling suspense author). She works with all genres.

Fiction Humor Non-Fiction
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Melissa Edwards


Agent at Stonesong Literary. I represent adult commercial fiction, predominantly thrillers and women’s fiction. I am looking for fresh voices in both genres– unusual takes on the tropes that we all love. Genres: Fiction: Commercial, Thriller, Women’s Fiction,
Non-Fiction: Humor, Pop Culture.

Fiction Humor Pop Culture Thriller Women's Fiction
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Linda Camacho


Agent at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Linda is open to MG and YA fiction, all genres; select graphic novels; select picture book writer-illustrators; adult fiction (namely, upmarket/book club fiction, women's fiction/romance, and literary horror)

Fiction Romance Women's Fiction
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Larissa Melo Pienkowski


Larissa Melo Pienkowski is a literary agent at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, the assistant publisher of Dottir Press, and a freelance editor. As a Latinx, mixed-race bookworm, she's passionate about #OwnVoices stories, uplifting marginalized voices, and reading across genres, especially YA, MG, literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction. She earned her BSW at Simmons College and her MA in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College, and makes pottery in her free time (when she’s not reading, that is).

Fiction Literary
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Kiana Nguyen


iana is an agent at Donald Maass Literary and focuses primarily on YA Contemporary, but she'd love to work with low/high Fantasy and Sci-fi, and is HUNGRY for queer and POC voices, especially if the narrative is as much driven by the main character(s) as by a high-concept plot. She's also looking for an achingly bittersweet queer love story with thriller or genre spin, and adult thrillers, romance, and upmarket genre fiction.

Commercial LGBTQ Mystery Romance Thriller
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