Sarah LaPolla is an editor, writer, former literary agent, and overall bookish person. She began her career in publishing learning the ins and outs of agenting at Curtis Brown, Ltd. while working toward her own MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. In 2013, she became an agent with Bradford Literary Agency where she continued to work with amazing authors whose novels went on to become bestsellers, star reviewed, and award winners. In 2020, Sarah started Next Chapter Editorial, where she offers critiques, assessments, and developmental editing for writers at all stages.
Sarah’s expertise is in YA and Adult fiction in the following genres: Contemporary/Realistic (includes literary fiction, “book club” fiction, rom-com, coming-of-age); Science Fiction; Horror; Suspense/Mystery; Speculative Fiction (includes magical realism, paranormal, urban/”low” fantasy, anything you can’t neatly label!). She would not be the right fit for category romance or erotica; high/epic fantasy; non-fiction (excluding memoir); inspirational or spiritual fiction; graphic novels; or children’s books. You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahlapolla.