Sarah LaPolla joined Bradford Literary Agency in June 2013. Prior to joining Bradford Lit, she was with Curtis Brown, Ltd., beginning in the foreign rights department in 2008 and later becoming an associate agent in 2010. She has an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from The New School and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Ithaca College.
Sarah represents YA and adult fiction. On the adult side, she is looking for literary fiction, science fiction, magical realism, dark/psychological mystery, and upmarket commercial and/or women’s fiction. For YA, she is interested in contemporary/realistic fiction that doesn’t shy away from the darker side of adolescence. YA sci-fi, horror, mystery, and magical realism are also welcome; and she would love to find a modern Judy Blume for the MG market. No matter what genre, Sarah is drawn to layered/strong characters, engaging narrators, and a story that’s impossible to put down.
Please note: Sarah is NOT looking for: non-fiction, picture books/children’s, inspirational/spiritual novels, romance, or erotica.