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Quressa Robinson
Nelson Literary Agency
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Quressa Robinson is a New York based Literary Agent with Nelson Literary Agency actively building her client list. Formerly she was an acquiring editor with St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers where she edited both fiction and nonfiction. Her acquisitions include CERTAIN DARK THINGS (a Publishers Weekly Fall Announcement Top 10 Pick and October B&N Staff Pick) and THE BEAUTIFUL ONES–both by Locus, World Fantasy, Sunburst, and Aurora Award-nominated author Silvia Moreno-Garcia; SPELLS OF BLOOD AND KIN (which received a starred PW review) by Claire Humphrey; THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES by Jenny D. Williams; and SO CLOSE TO BEING THE SH*T YA'LL DON'T EVEN KNOW by Retta. She is an alumnus of the University of California Santa Cruz and Columbia University’s MFA program.

Books I wish I’d worked on: Quiet by Susan Cain, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, The Mothers by Brit Bennett, The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, The Others series by Anne Bishop, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Fantasy/science fiction, Upmarket and Commercial Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Family Sagas, 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, Multiracial/Multicultural, LGBTQ, Inclusive
LEADING CLIENTS
Valerie Valdes
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
CHILLING EFFECT and PRIME DECEPTION by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, Fall 2019 and 2020)
SUB-AGENT FOR
UK & European Rights: Jenny Meyer, Jenny Meyer Literary Agency, jenny@meyerlit.com

Asia: Jamie Persichetti, jpersichetti@nelsonagency.com

Dramatic/Film Rights: Please contact us at query@nelsonagency.com

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

Query by email only: queryquressa@nelsonagency.com

No snail mail queries or submissions accepted.

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