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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 Harry Potter (Slytherin!), eats delicious things, drinks champagne, hangs out with her very clever husband, 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.

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

Roseanne A. Brown

Brittney Morris

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
CHILLING EFFECT and PRIME DECEPTION by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager, Fall 2019 and 2020)

A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN and BOOK TWO by Roseanne A. Brown (Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray, Spring 2020 and 2021)

SLAY and UNTITLED by Brittney Morris (Simon Pulse, 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.