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agent : bethmarshea@ladderbird.com
Beth Marshea
Ladderbird Literary Agency
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Ladderbird is a boutique literary agency based out of Boston, MA, run by agent Beth Marshea. Beth has a long love of literature, which started as part of a family of bookworms. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in literature, Beth earned a Master's degree in Business Administration. She became determined to find a way to merge her business passion and her love of literature, which she did as an agent.

Ladderbird is interested in new and diverse voices that bring interesting perspective to known or unknown subjects. We would love to find a great new commercial work by a writer from an under-represented group.

Queries must be sent through queryme.online/ladderbirdlit


years experience: 2
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Travel, African-American, Crime, Creative Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels
TRADE REFERENCES
"Beth is the agent I always wanted: an eager, no-nonsense advocate of my work. I feel lucky to have her support." - Jamie Yourdon

"Beth Marshea is like the best of stories. She is curious, given to the profound, hungry for the superb, and cheerfully tireless. As an agent she has discovered the mystical balance business acumen and tireless respect for the creative. She reads deeply, believes strongly, and carries good writing through this world like a torch." - Cody Luff

"Beth takes on work that she is passionate about and then makes sh$t happen. She is driven, intense, smart, funny, and about as loyal a human as you’ll ever find." - Tammy Lynne Stoner

LEADING CLIENTS
Tammy Lynne Stoner, Catherine Adel West, M Shelly Conner, Cody T Luff, Martin Padgett
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Sugar Land by tammy lynne stone
Ration by Cody T Luff
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
everyman by M Shelly Conner coming out in Spring 2021
Midnight at the Oasis: A decade of drag, drugs and disco at the Sweet Gum Heam, coming out in Fall 2021
Ration by Cody T Luff coming out in August 2019
Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West coming out in Summer 2020
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Katelin Spector, Foreign Rights, katelinspector@ladderbird.com
KEY PERSONNEL
Trevor Ketner, Agent, trevorketner@ladderbird.com
Elle McKenzie, Agent, ellemckenzie@ladderbird.com
Kianna Shore, Agent, kiannashore@ladderbird.com
Em Lysaght, Agent, emlysaght@ladderbird.com
Leah Pierre, Agent, leahpierre@ladderbird.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Queries must be submitted through Query Me to each agents individual page:
queryme.online/bethmarshea
queryme.online/trevorketner
queryme.online/ellemckenzie
queryme.online/emlysaght
queryme.online/leahpierre