Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2 New Agents Seeking Clients - sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, nonfiction and more

Here are two new agents actively seeking clients. Gabrielle Piraino (DeFiore) is seeking nonfiction as well as sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for adults. She is also interested in children's books. Quressa Robinson (D4EO Literary) is looking for women’s fiction from #ownvoices authors, as well as a wide range of fiction and nonfiction.

For a comprehensive list of new and established writers actively seeking writers see: Agents Seeking Clients.

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Gabrielle Piraino of DeFiore and Company


About Gabrielle: Gabrielle is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a dual-B.A. in Honors Classical Languages and English. After graduation, Gabbie earned her Masters of Science in Publishing at Pace University in Manhattan. She has previously worked for both major commercial publishing houses and literary agencies alike, including Farrar, Strauss & Giroux and AGI Vigliano. Gabbie joined DeFiore and Company in the summer of 2016.

She is Seeking: Gabbie is actively seeking imaginative sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for Adults and Young Adults alike. For Children’s and Middle Grade, she is looking for stories that introduce curious young readers to new concepts with compelling characters and an engaging voice (fiction and nonfiction). Further, she’d happily review projects form author-illustrators in the comic/graphic novel arena. An avid personal baker/cook, Gabbie is pleased to accept queries for cookbook and crafty lifestyle projects, too.

Overall, Gabbie is searching for unique narrative voices (OwnVoices, when possible!), strong world-building, and spunky, stubborn characters that never do exactly what you’d expect.

How to Submit: Please query her at gabrielle@defliterary.com with “QUERY” in the subject line, as well as:
  • A brief summary of your book (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A brief, relevant bio
  • For fiction, please include the first 50 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email
  • For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio
No attachments please.


Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency)

Quressa Robinson is an Associate Agent with Nelson Literary Agency actively building her client list. Formerly she was an acquiring editor for St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers where she edited both fiction and nonfiction.

What she is looking for:

  • SF/F (including speculative/magical realism)
  • Non-Fiction (celebrity, pop culture, pop science, memoir)
  • Upmarket and Commercial Women’s Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • Contemporary YA (including romance)
  • SF/F YA Crossover
  • I am particularly interested in OwnVoices (Indigenous, African/African American, Asian, Latino/a/x, Muslim and other religious minorities, people with disabilities, Multiracial/Multicultural, LGBTQ, etc) and Inclusive Narratives
  • Genre bending is also great, i.e. epic fantasy romance or upmarket fantasy
“I’m particularly interested in women’s fiction from #ownvoices authors; stories that are upmarket as well as commercial, but with book club appeal. Would love to see nerdy female protagonists.”

How to Submit: Use the agency query form HERE.

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