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agent :
Alexandra Machinist
ICM Partners
730 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10019

Alexandra Machinist is a literary agent at ICM Partners in New York City. She represents fiction across all genres including international and New York Times best-selling authors, including Darynda Jones, Kevin Kwan, Jillian Lauren, Kat Martin, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Koethi Zan.

Prior to ICM, Machinist was at Janklow & Nesbit Associates, which she joined after a stint at the Linda Chester Literary Agency. Before publishing, she practiced law at Akin Gump. Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia Law School.

With one of the most prestigious literary departments in the world, ICM Partners represents a wide range of writers, including authors of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books, prominent newspaper and magazine journalists, as well as recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and many other literary honors. Among the agency’s clients are acclaimed and popular authors such as Patricia Cornwell, Thomas L. Friedman, Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen, Carl Hiaasen, E.L. Doctorow, Anthony Swofford, John Feinstein, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille, Chris Cleave, Ann Patchett, Jennifer Egan, Katherine Boo, and Steve Martin. For each the last several years, ICM has represented more than 100 titles on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In addition to selling publication rights, ICM’s New York literary agents work closely with ICM agents in Los Angeles to seek out opportunities for film and television adaptations. For foreign rights, ICM works in partnership with Curtis Brown in London, who sell UK and translation rights to ICM books. In recent years, ICM has joined forces with two outside literary agencies: Rafe Sagalyn in Washington, DC and Gelfman/Schneider in New York.

years experience: 8
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction
Beatriz Williams, C.L. Parker, Darynda Jones, J.A. White, Jillian Lauren, Kat Martin, Kevin Kwan, Koethi Zan, Lauren Willig, M.A. Larson, Sabaa Tahir.
Kevin Kwan’s international bestseller CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Beatriz Williams’ New York Times bestseller A HUNDRED SUMMERS
Koethi Zan’s international bestseller THE NEVER LIST
Jillian Lauren’s New York Times bestseller SOME GIRLS
Kat Martin’s New York Times bestselling AGAINST series
Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling GRAVE series
Forthcoming Titles:
THE HAWLEY BOOK OF THE DEAD by Chrysler Szarlan (Ballantine, 9/23/14)
PENNYROYAL ACADEMY by M.A. Larson (Putnam, 10/7/14)
AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson (St. Martin’s Press, 2/3/15)
I AM HER REVENGE by Meredith Moore (Razorbill, 4/7/15)
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill, 4/28/15)
LOVE IS RED by Sophie Jaff (HarperCollins, 5/12/15)
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED by Jillian Lauren (Plume, 5/26/15)
CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan (Doubleday, Summer 15)
TECH DARLING by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza (Doubleday, Summer 15)
THE ETERNAL WORLD by Christopher Farnsworth (William Morrow, August 2015)
MITFORD AT THE FASHION ZOO by Donald Robertson (Viking, Fall 15)
THE RABBITS OF RAVENSBRUCK by Martha Kelly (Ballantine, Spring 16)

Recent Sales:
THE PHILOSOPHER'S WAR by Tom Miller (Simon & Schuster)
ENTICEMENT by Kemper Donovan (HarperCollins)
RELATIVITY by Antonia Hayes (Gallery)
REJECTED PRINCESSES by Jason Porath (Dey Street)

I am avidly looking for new talent, particularly in the areas of commercial women's fiction, suspense, high-concept young adult fiction, and anything and everything that keeps me up all night reading.
*I accept queries by email only.
*When you send your query letter please also send the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of the email.