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agent : qrobinson@nelsonagency.com
Quressa Robinson
Nelson Literary Agency
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Quressa Robinson joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York based agent, she is eager to build her MG, YA, and Adult lists. When not curled on her couch reading, she plays video games, enjoys too much, TV–-mostly Sailor Moon and Avatar: The Last Airbender (Fire Nation)--eats delicious things, drinks champagne, hangs out with her very clever partner, and adds another “dramatic” color to her lipstick collection. Quressa is also a member of the 2017-2019 WNDB Walter Grant Committee and holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction from Columbia University. In 2020, she was named a Publisher's Weekly Star Watch finalist. In 2021 she was named an influential gatekeeper in Book and Film Globe’s inaugural Publishing Power 30 list alongside phenoms like Reece Witherspoon, Celeste Ng, and Lisa Lucas.


years experience: 5 in Editorial, 3 in Agenting
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Contemporary and SF/F Middle Grade, Contemporary Young Adult, SF/F Young Adult--especially Crossover, Pop Cutlure, Pop Science, (Ownvoices, Indigenous, African/African American, Asian, Latino/a/x, Muslim and other religious minorities, People with Disabilities, Neurodivergent, Multiracial/Multicultural, LGBTQ, Inclusive
LEADING CLIENTS
Valerie Valdes

Priyanka Taslim

Roseanne A. Brown, Indie and New York Times Bestselling Author

Brittney Morris, National Bestselling Author

Erika Turner

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
SLAY by Brittney Morris (Simon Pulse, September 24, 2019)
CHILLING EFFECT by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, September 17, 2019)
A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN by Roseanne A. Brown (Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray, June 2, 2020)
PRIME DECEPTIONS by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, September 8, 2020)
SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES: WINGS OF FURY BY BRITTNEY MORRIS (Marvel/Titan Books, Nov 10, 2020)
A PSALM OF STORMS AND SILENCE sequel by Roseanne A. Brown (Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray, August 31, 2021)
THE COST OF KNOWING by Brittney Morris (Simon Pulse, April 6, 2021)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Forthcoming:

UNTITLED SHURI GRAPHIC NOVEL by Roseanne A. Brown (Scholastic/Graphix Media, Winter 2021)
THE LOVE MATCH by Priyanka Taslim (Simon & Schuster/Salaam Reads, Spring 2022)
FAULT TOLERANCE by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, 2022)
UNTITLED by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, 2023)
SERWA BOATENG'S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING by Roseanne A. Brown (Disney/Rick Riordan Presents 2022)
AND OTHER MISTAKES by Erika Turner (Feiwel & Friends, Winter 2023)
SEQUEL TO SERWA BOATENG by Roseanne A. Brown (Disney/Rick Riordan Presents 2023)
UNTITLED by Priyanka Taslim (Simon & Schuster/Salaam Reads, Spring 2023)
THE JUMP by Brittney Morris (Simon & Schuster BFYR, Spring 2023)
UNTITLED by Erika Turner (Feiwel & Friends, Winter 2024)
UNTITLED by Brittney Morris (Simon & Schuster BFYR, Spring 2024)

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
UK & European Rights: Jenny Meyer, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, jenny@meyerlit.com

For Asia, Dramatic Film/TV rights, use info@nelsonagency.com

KEY PERSONNEL
Danielle Burby, Joanna MacKenzie, Kristin Nelson
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please review the Submission Guidelines before submitting.

Query me HERE.

No snail mail queries or submissions accepted.

For more wish list items, you can check out my #MSWL (manuscript wish list) posts.

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