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agent : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
illustration
THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati

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:

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

Colorado Writing School
Louisville, CO
February 16, 2017

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

Writers Digest Regional Conference
Detroit, MI
March 25, 2017

World Fantasy
San Antonio, TX
November 2-5, 2017


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
LEADING CLIENTS
Ashlyn Macnamara
www.ashlynmacnamara.net

Betsy Dornbusch
www.betsydornbusch.com

Don Allmon
www.donallmon.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

K Arsenault Rivera
www.karsenaultrivera.com

K.D. Edwards
www.kd-edwards.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

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

Tiffany Reisz
www.tiffanyreisz.com

Wen Baragrey
www.wenbaragrey.com

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
ZERO WORLD 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 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
November 15, 2016
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Debut author Don Allmon's GLAMOUR THIEVES, the first in his BLUE UNICORN series starring a gay elf and orc who are former enemies, former lovers, former thieves and who reunite for one more heist, to Sarah Lyons at Riptide Publishing, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

November 7, 2016
Children's: Young Adult
Author of THE WEIGHT OF ZERO Karen Fortunati's THE ARC OF A BULLET, about a young woman at the intersection of her brother's violent mental health breakdown and a police shooting, again to Kate Sullivan at Delacorte, in a two-book deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English).
Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

October 26, 2016
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Author of LOVE & ROCKETS Maggie Wells's first in her new PLAY DATES series, featuring hot single dads learning new lessons in love and trust, again to Martin Biro and Marci Clark at Lyrical Press, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

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).

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
October 18, 2016
Audio rights
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 Ryan Macgavin at Audible, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.
Translation: rights@ktliterary.com
Film/TV: kyau@paradigmagency.com

October 17, 2016
International Rights: Children's
Hungarian rights to debut author Karen Fortunati‚Äôs THE WEIGHT OF ZERO about a teenager with bipolar disorder who is contemplating suicide, and her march towards - and struggle to recognize - better mental health, supported by a network of family, doctors and friends, to Könyvmolykepzö in a nice deal by Milena Kaplarevi? of Prava i prevodi, on behalf of Sara Megibow at kt literary.

October 13, 2016
Television rights
NYT bestselling author Jason M. Hough's ZERO WORLD, a near-future spy thriller pitched as James Bond meets Inception, to Patrick Dempsey's Shifting Gears Productions with Joannie Burstein and Justin Franklin by Jerry Kalajian of Intellectual Property Group on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

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

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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