The Hamilburg Agency is a third generation boutique agency based in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to building relationships with new or established authors, whose work strives to push the boundaries of story, voice, and genre. We’re all here for the love of books.
Agent - Lucy (Picture books, middle grade, and YA)
Lucy is looking for picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction. As a former middle school teacher, she knows what flies off the shelves and is always seeking novels, graphic novels, lyrical prose, and picture books that make kids and young adults laugh out loud and simultaneously pull at their heart strings
Lucy is interested in books that cover universal experiences in humanity from authentic intersectional perspectives. She is drawn to character and voice driven narratives that examine relatable and real life issues that may be intertwined with magical realism or bits of fantasy, a combination of Jason Reynolds and B.B. Alston. She is a sucker for a series with well developed secondary characters as well as characters exploring their identity. She is also looking for page-turners with a strong hook - plots that would put her former students on the edges of their seats. Most importantly, Lucy strives to represent books that inspire empathy and empowerment through authentic perspectives while connecting and relating to all young readers.
She is open to all genres and categories including fantasy, suspense/thriller, romance, contemporary, humor, paranormal, historical fiction, and everything in between.
Agent - Halley (adult)
Halley is looking for fiction that plays with genre and form, for plot-driven literary novels, commercial fiction, adult speculative fiction and hybrid works of narrative nonfiction.