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THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
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DESTINED FOR A KING by USA Today bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara
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agent : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
illustration
MAJESTIC 12: INCEPTION by Michael J. Martinez

Art. Patience. Discipline.

My greatest strength as an agent is in strategizing profitable long-term careers for my authors. I want my clients to love the books they write and make money writing them. Crafting that kind of balance between artistic and commercial success takes strategy and teamwork and, as stated above, "Art. Patience. Discipline."

In terms of personality, I tend to be pretty chatty with my clients. In my experience, setting clear expectations and explaining publishing processes helps my authors focus on writing great books. So, I communicate regularly and keep my client list small enough to support each author effectively.

I represent authors who write middle grade, young adult, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Please no picture books, early readers, nonfiction, commercial fiction, horror, mystery or women's fiction. A book must be 100% complete and never previously published in order to query but as long as it meets these requirements, bring it on! I read all queries myself and am actively acquiring. My query email address is saraquery@ktliterary.com and my turn around time for queries is 4-12 days.

I try to answer professional questions as time allows on twitter @SaraMegibow

Cheers,
Sara

Always LGBTQ and Diversity Friendly!

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I will be presenting at these upcoming events:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO
November 8, 2016

Heart of Denver RWA
Denver, CO
January 21, 2017

Tucson RWA
Tucson, AZ
January 28, 2017

Castle Rock Writers Group
Castle Rock, CO
February 13, 2017

Emerald City ComicCon
Seattle, WA
March 2-5, 2017


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
LEADING CLIENTS
Alis Frankin
www.alisfranklin.com

Allison Rushby
www.allisonrushby.com

Ashlyn Macnamara
www.ashlynmacnamara.net

Betsy Dornbusch
www.betsydornbusch.com

Dave Lowry
www.davelowrywriter.weebly.com

Derek Sullivan
www.derekesullivan.com

Eleri Stone
www.eleristone.com

Emmie Mears
www.emmiemears.com

Frederick Turner
www.frederickturnerpoet.com

Gerald Brandt
www.geraldbrandt.com

Jaleigh Johnson
www.jaleighjohnson.com

Jane Kindred
www.janekindred.com

Jason M. Hough
www.jasonhough.com

Jennifer Shaw Wolf
www.jennifershawwolf.com

Juliana Stone
www.julianastone.com

K Arsenault Rivera
www.karsenaultrivera.com

Karen Fortunati
www.karenfortunati.com

Karina Sumner-Smith
www.karinasumnersmith.com

Maggie Wells
www.maggie-wells.com

Margaret Rogerson
www.marrogerson.tumblr.com

Michael Haspil
www.michaelhaspil.apocprod.com

Michael J. Martinez
www.michaeljmartinez.net

Michael R. Underwood
www.michaelrunderwood.com

Natalie Bahm
www.nataliebahm.com

Paige Orwin
www.paigeorwin.com

Rebecca Roanhorse
www.rebeccaroanhorse.wordpress.com

Roni Loren
www.roniloren.com

Spencer Ellsworth
www.spencerellsworth.com

Stefan Bachmann
www.stefanbachmann.com

Stefanie Gaither
www.stefaniegaither.com

Steve Vera
www.stevewvera.com

Tiffany Reisz
www.tiffanyreisz.com

Wen Baragrey
www.wenbaragrey.com

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by New York Times bestselling author Jason Hough
LOVING YOU EASY and THE LOVING ON THE EDGE series by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
The SIREN and THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series by international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
TO LURE A PROPER LADY by USA Today bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara
THE PECULIAR by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
September 23, 2016
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Debut author Rebecca Roanhorse's TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, the first in a series set in the near future on the Navajo reservation after the collapse of much of modern civilization, about a Navajo heroine who hunts monsters with the help of an untested medicine man, pitched as an Indigenous Mad Max: Fury Road, to Joe Monti at Saga Press, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a two book deal, for publication in summer 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Film/TV: EvashevskiK@unitedtalent.com

September 13, 2016
Children's: Middle Grade
Wen Baragrey's WHAT GOES UP, the story of a young girl who goes looking for her long lost dad amidst her mother's fairy camp, her grandmother's feuds and a potentially dangerous falling satellite, to Caroline Abbey at Random House Children's, in a nice deal, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

August 16, 2016
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Debut author Spencer Ellsworth's A RED PEACE, first in the STARFIRE trilogy, in which the oppressed half-Jorian Crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy, to Beth Meacham at Tor, in a three book deal, in a nice deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (World English).
Translation: rights@ktliterary.com
Film/TV: kyau@paradigmagency.com

August 9, 2016
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Maggie Wells's FULL COURT PRESS, the first book in her Silver Foxes series, a modern-day battle of the sexes set in a small Southern university town, and featuring two hyper-competitive coaches who discover they're clueless when it comes to the game of love, to Cat Clyne at Sourcebooks, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English).
translation: rights@ktliterary.com

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
September 26, 2016
Audio Rights
Rebecca Roanhorse's TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, the first in a series set in the near future on the Navajo reservation after the collapse of much of modern civilization, about a Navajo heroine who hunts monsters with the help of an untested medicine man, pitched as an Indigenous Mad Max: Fury Road, to Ryan MacGavin and Lee Jarit at Audible, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Film/TV: EvashevskiK@unitedtalent.com

September 21, 2016
International rights: Fiction
German rights to debut author Spencer Ellsworth's A RED PEACE, Book #1 in his debut STARFIRE space opera trilogy, to Stefanie Brosigke at Heyne, in a nice deal, by Anna Diekmann at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Sara Megibow at kt literary.

KEY PERSONNEL
Kate Testerman, president and literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
Hannah Fergesen, literary agent
Hilary Harwell, assistant
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Yes! I am actively acquiring new clients -

Please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to saraquery@ktliterary.com

Please include your author website if you have one. Now accepting queries for completed, not previously published works in these genres: middle grade, young adult, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Always LGBTQ and Diversity friendly!

See the full KT Literary submission guidelines here:
KT Literary Submissions

And a short post about "What I'm Looking For" here:
What I'm Looking For

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