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agent : qrobinson@nelsonagency.com
Quressa Robinson
Nelson Literary Agency

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; and THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES by Jenny D. Williams. 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.


years experience: 5
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Romance, Fantasy/science fiction, Science, Upmarket and Commercial Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Family Sagas, Contemporary YA, SF/F YA 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
TRADE REFERENCES
“I feel extremely lucky to have had Quressa’s astute editorial eye and keen insight to help shape my novel into its final form. It’s rare to find an editor equally skilled in recognizing big-picture issues as she is in attending to the subtleties of language sentence by sentence, yet Quressa does both exceptionally well. And the best part: rather than simply pointing out flaws, she presents clear, tangible ways to address them, changes that never feel forced but which seem to originate from within the story itself, as if she can see through the words on the page to the shimmering outline of the story you meant to write all along.” —Jenny D. Williams, author of The Atlas of Forgotten Places
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.