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Lisa Abellera

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Lisa Abellera joined Kimberley Cameron and Associates in 2013 with a background in management, marketing, and finance. She has studied creative writing, design and business, earning her B.A. in Strategic Management from Dominican University of CA and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco.

Lisa responds to well-crafted prose with strong hooks and high personal stakes, idiosyncratic and sympathetic characters, a tangible sense of place and lush world-building, multicultural aspects and international settings, page-turning twists, and emotionally-immersive fiction that explores the human condition, especially within family and close relationships.

Currently Seeking:

She is seeking to represent upmarket and literary fiction, women's fiction, historical fiction, mystery, suspense, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, literary horror, most speculative fiction except paranormal fantasy (no demons, angels, vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc.), romance if an element or part of another genre, and all YA and middle grade fiction genres. She is especially looking for stories by #ownvoices authors and writers from marginalized or underrepresented backgrounds. 

Lisa does not represent nonfiction (this includes memoir), novellas, short story or poetry collections, picture books, early readers, chapter books, screenplays or other works of drama, nor does she represent self-published or previously published books.

Query Guidelines:

http://kimberleycameronsubmissions.com/lisa-abellera/

Kurestin Armada

Kurestin Armada began her publishing career as an intern with Workman Publishing, and spent time as an assistant at The Lotts Agency before joining P.S. Literary. She holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, as well as a publishing certificate from Columbia University. Kurestin is based in New York City, most of her time in the city's thriving indie book stores.

Currently Seeking:

Upmarket and Commercial Fiction, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Fantasy, select Historical Fiction, LGBTQ (any genre), illustrated Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Graphic Novels, and Romance. In nonfiction, she is looking for Design, Cooking, Pop Psychology, Narrative, Photography, Nature, and Science. 

Query Guidelines:

https://www.psliterary.com/submissions/

 

 

Jennifer Azantian

Founder Jennifer Azantian graduated with a B.S. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of California, San Diego where she was an executive editor for the Trition Psychology Report. In 2011, she began her agenting career, first as an intern and then as an assistant and associate, at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In 2014, while working with senior agent and entertainment lawyer Paul Levine, Jennifer opened her own agency specializing in speculative fiction.

Currently Seeking:

 Jennifer is particularly interested in stories that explore meaningful human interactions against fantastic backdrops, underrepresented voices, literary science fiction, historical fantasy, creepy stories for young readers, humorous space operas, well-crafted and hopeful futures, internally consistent epic fantasy, obscure retold fairy tales, modernized mythologies, and eccentric protagonists.

Submission Guidelines:

http://azantianlitagency.com/pages/submissions.html

Amy Bishop

Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2015, after completing an internship with them in 2014. Before diving into the world of publishing, she graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Creative Writing. She grew up in upstate New York and has now made the traitorous switch to downstate living. 

Currently Seeking:

Reading-wise, she is interested in upmarket women’s fiction, fiction from diverse authors, historical fiction (focusing on untold stories or well-known stories from a different perspective; think, minority voices), stories with a Victorian Gothic flair, and YA with a darker twist. In terms of nonfiction, she’s eagerly on the hunt for a killer feminist voice discussing contemporary issues and loves historical narrative non-fiction that dives into untold stories. Pop science & journalism also welcome!

Submission Guidelines:

https://www.dystel.com/submission-guidelines/

   

Sarah Bolling

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Sarah joined The Gernert Company in 2017 after working in editorial at Norton. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University, and an MA in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. She currently resides in Manhattan, but has previously lived in Japan, South Korea, and the UK.

Currently Seeking:
Fiction blending literary ambition with genre sensibility, especially featuring diverse characters, far-flung locales, or inventive narrative structure; also seeking a range of nonfiction including memoir, pop culture, psychology, sociology, beauty, and style.

Submission Guidelines:
http://www.thegernertco.com/submissions/

Regina Brooks

Ms. Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC in New York, New York. Her agency is the largest African American owned agency in the country and has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. Her authors have appeared in USA TODAY, NY TIMES, and the Washington Post, as well as on Oprah, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSBNC, TV ONE, BET, and a host of others. In 2015, Publishers Weekly nominated Regina Brooks as a PW Star Watch Finalist, and she was honored with a Stevie Award in Business. Writer's Digest magazine named Serendipity Literary Agency as one of the top 25 literary agencies. Formerly, she held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons (where she was not only the youngest but also the first African-American editor in their college division) and McGraw-Hill. 

 

Prior to her publishing career, she worked as an aerospace engineer and made history as the first African American woman to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from The Ohio State University.  She is a graduate of The School of the Arts High School in Rochester, NY.

Submission Guidelines:

http://www.serendipitylit.com/2012-11-20-22-51-55/fiction

Patrice Caldwell

Patrice Caldwell is seeking commercial fiction for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers as well as nonfiction. In children's/YA, she is especially looking for author/illustrators, middle grade science fiction & fantasy, and YA horror. Recent children’s/YA novels she’s loved include The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta, The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner, Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai, Wilder Girls by Rory Powers, Running with Lions by Julian Winters, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

 

For adults, she would love romance novels a la the ones of Jasmine Guillory and Helen Hoang, horror like the works of Victor LaValle and Carmen Marie Machado as well as adult science fiction and fantasy like The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Vicious by V.E. Schwab, and Jade City by Fonda Lee. Recent adult titles that have resonated with her are Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell, Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi, Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim, and Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

 

Before becoming a literary agent, Patrice was an editor Disney-Hyperion and, before that, Scholastic. She graduated from Wellesley College, where she studied Political Science and English, and is the founder of People of Color in Publishing, a grassroots organization.

Submission Guidelines:

http://www.morhaimliterary.com/submissions

Linda Camacho

Linda was always a fan of escaping into a good book, so the fact that she gets to make it her career is still surreal. She graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in Communication and has seen many sides of the industry. She’s held various positions at Penguin Random House, Dorchester, Simon and Schuster, and Writers House literary agency until she ventured in agenting at Prospect Agency. She's done everything from foreign rights to editorial to marketing to operations, so it was amazing to see how all the departments worked together to bring books to life. Somewhere in between all that (and little sleep), Linda received her MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Now at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency, Linda continues to work with colleagues and clients who inspire her every day.

 

Currently Seeking:

She's seeking MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (especially upmarket and women’s fiction/romance); also seeking select picture book and graphic novel writer-illustrators. Diversity of all types welcome! 

 

Submission Guidelines:

Please go to the Submissions page at http://www.galltzacker.com to upload your query and first 10 pages. 

Karly Caserza

Associate Agent Karly Caserza was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Northern California as a child. She obtained her Business Marketing degree and has been a Freelance Graphic Designer for over 10 years. In addition to designing a wide range of print and web promotional material for clients, Karly creates book covers for Short Fuse and promotional graphics for Fuse authors.

 

Professionally, Karly began her career in the publishing industry as a reader for Tricia Skinner at Fuse Literary. Her responsibilities quickly grew and she was promoted to Literary Assistant, a role that also included a spot on the production team of Short Fuse.

Karly is also the Marketing Coordinator of the San Francisco Writers Conference, held every President’s Day weekend. In her spare time, Karly is an Adobe Technical Trainer, freelance graphic designer, Young Adult author, video game geek, and art noob.

Currently Seeking:

Karly has a deep love for characters with a strong voice and seeks out stories she can get lost in. Diversity in genre fiction is a major bonus. She specializes in middle grade and young adult genre fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary).

Query Guidelines:

Please submit using this form: http://queryme.online/Karly
Queries sent to Karly’s Fuse email will be rejected immediately.

Jennifer Chen Tran

Bradford Literary Agency

Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary, joining in September 2017. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Bradford Literary, she was an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary and served as Counsel at The New Press. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Jennifer understands the importance of negotiation in securing rights on behalf of her authors. She counsels her clients on how to expand their platforms, improve on craft, and works collaboratively with her clients throughout the editorial and publication process. Her ultimate goal is to work in concert with authors to shape books that will have a positive social impact on the world—books that also inform and entertain.

Select titles that Jennifer has represented: I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER by Cori Salchert (Barbour/ Shiloh Run Press); BREAKING UP & BOUNCING BACK by Samantha Burns (Dover/ Ixia Press); THE ART OF ESCAPING by Erin Callahan (Amberjack); MATCH MADE IN MANHATTAN by Amanda Stauffer (Skyhorse); A CROWDFUNDER’S STRATEGY GUIDE by Jamey Stegmaier (Berrett-Koehler).

Currently Seeking:​

fiction: women’s fiction (contemporary, upmarket, literary), select young adult (must have distinct voice), select middle grade, graphic novels and visually-driven projects

 

non-fiction, particularly in the areas of: narrative non-fiction (biography, current affairs, medical, investigative journalism, history, how-to, music, pop-culture, travel), cookbooks & culinary projects, lifestyle (home, design, beauty, fashion), business books (social entrepreneurship, female and/or minority-led businesses, and innovation), select memoir with an established platform, parenting, relationships and psychology, mind, body, spirit

Submission Guidelines:

http://www.bradfordlit.com/submission-guidelines/

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