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THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
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THE COURIER by Gerald Brandt
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agent : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
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THE BOURBON THIEF by Tiffany Reisz

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 plan to attend these upcoming conferences:

Book Expo
Chicago, IL
May 11-13, 2016

Phoenix ComicCon
Phoenix, AZ
June 2-5, 2016

Denver ComicCon
Denver, CO
June 17-19, 2016

Oracon
Springfield, MO
Sept 16-18, 2016

Heart of Denver RWA
Denver, CO
January 21, 2017

Tucson RWA
Tucson, AZ
January 28, 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

Christina Lee
www.christinalee.net

Dave Lowry
www.davelowrywriter.weebly.com

Derek Sullivan
www.derekesullivan.com

Eleri Stone
www.eleristone.com

Elysia Whisler

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 Hough
www.jasonhough.com

Jennifer Shaw Wolf
www.jennifershawwolf.com

Johnathan Wilber
www.johnathanwilber.com

Juliana Stone
www.julianastone.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

Kristie Letter
www.kristiebettsletter.com

LT Host
www.lthost.blogspot.com

Maggie Wells
www.maggie-wells.com

Margaret Rogerson
www.marrogerson.tumblr.com

Michael Haspil
www.michaelhaspil.apocprod.com

Michael Martinez
www.michaeljmartinez.net

Michael Underwood
www.michaelrunderwood.com

Natalie Bahm
www.nataliebahm.com

Paige Orwin
www.paigeorwin.com

Roni Loren
www.roniloren.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
CALL ON ME 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
April 1, 2016
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Debut author K Arsenault Rivera's THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER, a Mongolian and Japanese-inspired epic fantasy about two young women who claim their love for each other is big enough to slay demons, to Miriam Weinberg at Tor, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English).
Film/TV: Brendan Deneen of Macmillan Entertainment
Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

March 22, 2016
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of the SEVEN EYES trilogy, Betsy Dornbusch's SILVER SCAR, a stand alone fantasy about a Wiccan ecoterrorist and a Christian soldier who must work together to stop a dangerous crusade in Colorado year 2151, to Jason Katzman and Jeremy Lassen at Skyhorse, in a nice deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Film: rights@ktliterary.com

February 17, 2016
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren's WANDERLUST, about a reporter asked to cover the revival of a local rock band and the lead singer of that band who doesn't need the distraction along the way to that revival, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, for publication in July 2016, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Hollywood: rights@ktliterary.com

February 12, 2016
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
USA Today bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara's DESTINED FOR A KING, the first in a new series called the Bastard Brotherhood series about a deposed king seeking to regain his throne, again to Junessa Viloria at Loveswept, in a four-book deal, for publication in 2016, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).
Translation: rkind@penguinrandomhouse.com
Hollywood: rights@ktliterary.com

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
April 11, 2016
Audio Rights
Author of STORM IN A TEACUP, Emmie Mears's EYE OF THE STORM, the fourth book in her urban fantasy series about a powerful Mediator in her final war against the demons threatening Earth, to Lee Jarit at Audible, narrated by TV star Amber Benson, in a nice deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

April 6, 2016
Audio Rights
K Arsenault Rivera's THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER, pitched as a Mongolian and Japanese-inspired epic fantasy about two young women who claim their love for each other is big enough to slay demons, to Lee Jarit at Audible, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary.
Film/TV: Brendan Deneen of Macmillan Entertainment
Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
8 years at Nelson Literary Agency

BA in Women's Studies and BA in American History from Northwestern University

KEY PERSONNEL
Kate Testerman, president and literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
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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