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agent : jcastillo@writershouse.com
Johanna Castillo
Writers House

Johanna Castillo joined Writers House Literary Agency as a Senior Literary Agent in 2018. A seasoned professional in the publishing industry, Johanna was formerly Vice President & Executive Editor at Atria Books/Simon and Schuster and Editorial Director of Atria Español for nearly fifteen years. In that role, she acquired and edited forty-one New York Times bestsellers by multiple national and international bestselling authors including Isabel Allende, Colleen Hoover, Sharyn McCrumb, Rachael Ray, Sara Shepard, Rosanna Pansino,Javier Sierra, Laura Esquivel, Theresa Caputo, Armando Lucas Correa, Tosha Silver, Roxanne Veletzos and María Dueñas.

As a literary agent, Johanna is actively building a list of talented authors with whom she can work closely with editorially and form solid, long-term partnerships.

Johanna is seeking works of quality commercial and literary fiction including historical, inspirational memoirs, and narrative nonfiction. She is also representing middle grade and she is always seeking new diverse voices, #ownvoices.


years experience: 18+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Fiction: Historical, Women's fiction and Fiction in translation. Non-fiction: Narrative, Memoir, Pop-Culture. Also representing: Middle Grade & YA
LEADING CLIENTS
Isabel Allende, Leila Meacham, Reyna Grande, Anita Abriel, Sofia Quintero, Justin Baldoni, Zetta Elliot, Tina Lifford, Stephen Haff,Lauren Martin,Pat LaFrieda, Pamela Redmond, Eunice Kim, Laura Lee, Armando Lucas Correa, Dr. Dana Williams, Laura Lee and others.
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
KIDS QUIXOTE by Stephen Haff (HarperCollins)

BECOMING KID QUIXOTE by Sarah Sierra (HarperCollins Children)

THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR & LANA'S WAR by Anita Abriel (S&S)

A HISTORY OF SCARS by Laura Lee (S&S)

THE LITTLE BOOK OF LIES by Tina Lifford (HarperCollins)

THE BOOK OF MOODS by Lauren Martin (Hachette)

DRAGONFLY by Leila Meacham (Hachette)

#KRISETTE by Sofia Quintero (Knopf Children - PRH)

THE GOOD BOSS by Kate Eberle Walker (Benbella)

THE WOMAN IN RED by Diana Giovinazzo (Hachette)

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK by Anita Abriel (SMP/Macmillan)

QUEENS OF THE RESISTANCE by Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman (PRH)

MOONWALKING by Zetta Elliot and Lyn Miller ( FSG Children/ Macmillan)

TONI AT RANDOM by Dr. Dana Williams (HarperCollins)

TENDER IS THE FLESH by Agustina Bazterrica (Scribner/ S&S)

A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA by Isabel Allende (Ballantine/PRH)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
If you think I would be interested in your work, please send me your query letter and the first 5 pages (or up to the first chapter) of your manuscript in the body of an e-mail (no attachments, please) to jcastillosubmissions@writershouse.com Thanks!