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Emma Peters

Editor

Emma Peters edits and acquires cookbooks, travel books, and health & wellness guides for Countryman Press, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company. She has previously edited children’s books and YA sci-fi and fantasy. She’d love to work with you on:
Fiction: Adult or Young Adult science fiction and fantasy, romantasy, literary fiction
Non-fiction: Memoir, essays, cookbooks

Cookbooks Fantasy Literary Memoir Romance Science Fiction
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Nour Sallam

Agent

Nour Sallam is an associate literary agent at P.S. Literary Agency representing adult fiction and nonfiction. Nour has previously worked in editing, podcasting, communications, and journalism. She got her start at the University of British Columbia where she studied English Literature and Political Science. She then got her publishing certificate at Toronto Metropolitan University. As an Arab woman and an immigrant, she loves books of any genre that amplify joy and connection, or feature complex and nuanced histories, power dynamics, or underrepresented narratives.

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Vanessa Aguirre

Editor

Vanessa Aguirre is an Assistant Editor at St. Martin's Press/Wednesday Books, where she acquires both young adult and adult fiction. She has a soft spot for fantasy, horror, and science fiction, but also loves a good romance and mystery/thriller, as well as select upmarket fiction with a darker edge. She has worked with several bestselling and award-winning authors, including Casey McQuiston, Rainbow Rowell, Julian Winters, and Hayley Kiyoko. You can find her across socials at @vnssaguirre.

Fantasy Horror Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller
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Chelsea Hensley

Agent

Associate literary agent at KT Literary representing children’s and adult fiction. Before becoming an agent I was a perpetual publishing intern with experience in various areas of the industry including indie presses and lit magazines. I'm actively building my client list with a focus on authors of bold fiction across multiple genres in children’s and adult categories. I'm based in St. Louis where I spend my free time playing D&D, watching reruns of The Golden Girls, and wrangling two chaotic dogs. Bold fiction in picture book, middle grade, YA, and adult categories, specifically in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense/thriller, and romance.

Fantasy General Mystery Rom-Com Romance Science Fiction Speculative Suspense Thriller
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Alice Speilburg

Agent

Alice Speilburg is the founding agent of Speilburg Literary and has worked in publishing for more than a decade. She represents commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction and has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, literary and professional societies, and branded content. Alice is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents, as well as several writing organizations, and she previously worked at John Wiley & Sons, and Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

In nonfiction, Alice is looking for authors with established platforms, especially journalists and academics, who are writing Cultural Narratives, Gender Issues, Microhistory, Music, Nature Narratives, and Pop Science. In fiction, Alice is looking for character-driven novels for the adult market that fall under the following genres: Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Commercial Fantasy Historical History Horror Memoir Mystery Non-Fiction Pop Culture Psychology Science Science Fiction Speculative Suspense Thriller
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Natalie Edwards

Agent

Agent at Trellis Literary. Natalie is looking for accessible voices with a literary sensibility. She enjoys narratives of queerness and diaspora, hidden histories, complex friendship stories, workplace satires, explorations of subcultures, grounded speculative novels, and narratives where faith and queerness intersect.

In the nonfiction space, she is looking for issue-driven hybrid memoirs that combine personal stories with reportage, journalistic narrative nonfiction, and cultural histories.

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Jonathan Baker

Author

As an editor, writer, and publishing consultant, Jonathan Baker has worked with Richard Powers, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Palliser, John Lahr, and Jonathan Eig, among many other authors, and his projects have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Marilyn R. Atlas, Talent Manager & Award-Winning Producer

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

Editor

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

Agent

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 Vogan (Warten)

Editor

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.

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Monica Rodriguez

Agent

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.

Genres:
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

Editor

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

Author

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 http://www.anneelliottstories.com.

Literary Short Story
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Logan Harper

Agent

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

Agent

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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Lane Clarke

Agent

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.

Commercial Family Saga Fantasy Historical Horror Literary Rom-Com Romance Speculative
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Dani Segelbaum

Agent

Dani Segelbaum joined Arc Literary in 2024 after three years at the Carol Mann Agency. She began her publishing career as an editorial assistant at HarperCollins Publishers, focusing primarily on highly designed non-fiction titles. She previously worked as a literary assistant at New Leaf Literary & Media, working with established and debut authors.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Dani is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication where she studied journalism and political science. She has been a voracious reader for as long as she can remember.  Dani represents both fiction and non-fiction and hopes to work with authors from diverse backgrounds to tell stories that are important to them.

For non-fiction titles, Dani is seeking books with an emphasis on history and politics, self-help, women’s issues, popular culture, and current events. Dani also loves narrative non-fiction, business, lifestyle, and cookbooks.

In fiction, Dani is looking for contemporary and upmarket adult fiction including debut, historical, rom-coms, and women’s fiction. She loves compelling narrators and is drawn to writing that is voice-driven, highly transporting, and features unique perspectives and marginalized voices.

Dani spends her free time playing fetch with her Aussiedoodle and trying new restaurants around town. Her guilty pleasures include collecting cookbooks (seriously, she has way too many), reading the newspaper in the middle of the night, and baking dozens of delicious baked goods for friends and family (she does use the cookbooks).

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Erica Bauman

Agent

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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Sara Sargent

Editor

Sara Sargent is a Senior Executive Editor at Random House Books for Young Readers. Having acquired and edited numerous bestsellers, Sara has a background in YA, middle grade, and picture books—these days, she focuses on picture books, which she believes are a form of true artistry.

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