Tuesday, May 7, 2019

4 Agents Seeking YA & MG, Literary Fiction, Narrative Non-Fiction

Here are four literary agents actively seeking clients. Maria Whelan is seeking literary fiction and upmarket women’s fiction, as well as non-fiction, revolving around peculiar or overlooked facets of society. Shari Maurer is looking for YA & MG - all subgenres, Non-Fiction YA & MG, including biography, New Adult, Narrative Non-Fiction, Parenting. Maureen Moretti loves Narrative Non-Fiction, especially Biography, Culture and History but reads widely in commercial fiction with a soft spot for Upmarket Women’s Fiction. Karen Murgolo seeks expert authors with compelling book ideas in the health and wellness areas; engrossing narratives on nature, science, food, and popular culture; delicious cookbooks, transformational memoirs, and inspirational and informational books that help readers live better lives.

Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists.

You can find a full list of agents actively seeking new clients here: Agents Seeking Clients

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Maria Whelan of InkWell Management

Maria graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in English and Drama then obtained her Masters in Modern Literature from the University of Edinburgh. With bright-eyes, she moved from Dublin to New York in the hopes of pursuing a career in publishing. Before joining InkWell, she worked as a Foreign Rights Assistant at Janklow & Nesbit and interned at Akashic Books. 

What she is seeking: Maria enjoys literary fiction and upmarket women’s fiction, as well as non-fiction, revolving around peculiar or overlooked facets of society.

How to submit: Queries should be emailed to: submissions@inkwellmanagement.com
In the body of your email, please include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters). Emails with large attachments will be discarded. We currently accept submissions in all genres except screenplays. Due to the volume of queries we receive, we may not be able to respond to your query. If we are interested in reading more, we will respond within two months.

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Shari Maurer of Stringer Literary Agency

Shari graduated from Duke University with a degree in English, and later studied Dramatic Writing at NYU. Following a stint at The Children’s Television Workshop on international productions of Sesame Street, she published both novels and non-fiction, and worked as a writer and editor. Shari has also written Parenting & Lifestyle columns for several websites. A mother of three, she lives in New York with her husband. 

What she is seeking: YA & MG - all subgenres, Non-Fiction YA & MG, including biography, New Adult, Narrative Non-Fiction, Parenting.

How to submit: Use the online submission form HERE.

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Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary Agency

Maureen Moretti began her publishing career as an intern with several prestigious literary agencies before joining P.S. Literary as an associate agent. She holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California, and attended the Columbia Publishing Course.

What she is seeking: She loves Narrative Non-Fiction, especially Biography, Culture and History but reads widely in commercial fiction with a soft spot for Upmarket Women’s Fiction.

How to submit: Send your query to query@psliterary.com




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Karen Murgolo of Aevitas Creative Management

Karen Murgolo has edited and published hundreds of books as a book editor.  Her authors in cookbooks included #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, and Gail Simmons; in wellness: Misty Copeland, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, MD and David Ludwig, MD; and in lifestyle: Bobbi Brown, Christie Brinkley, and Ellen DeGeneres. Karen has edited transformational memoirs by Pulitzer Prize nominee, Regina Brett, and others. Karen has a BA with honors in Government from Wesleyan University and attended the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course. Prior to joining Aevitas, she had worked at Grand Central Publishing, Bulfinch Press, and The Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Clubs.

What she is seeking: Karen seeks expert authors with compelling book ideas in the health and wellness areas; engrossing narratives on nature, science, food, and popular culture; delicious cookbooks, transformational memoirs, and inspirational and informational books that help readers live better lives.

How to submit: Use the online submission form HERE.


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