Publishers Marketplace
   home
   site guide
   help
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   rights postings
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Losing Jon from Kensington April 2020
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This site is a service of Publishers Lunch, the e-mail newsletter known as "publishing's essential daily read." Join the thousands of people who read Lunch every day.
agent, publicity/marketing : rachel@rxd.agency
Rachel Cone-Gorham
RXD Agency
illustration

As a literary agent, I look for authors and books that will resonate deeply with readers.

Rachel Cone-Gorham is a literary agent and President and Owner of RXD Agency which she founded in 2018. After a decade working in ad agencies and five years at Penguin Random House, Rachel wanted to create a hybrid Literary Agency to service writers and creators of all kinds. With one foot firmly planted in the world of publishing and the other in the world of marketing, Rachel brings a specific eye to her projects and looks for stories and storytellers that will resonate deeply with readers.

Rachel represents debut and seasoned authors across fiction and non-fiction and has a hands-on approach to her agenting practice, guiding writers through all stages of the publishing process while fostering long-term partnerships. Originally from Chicago, Rachel moved to New York City after graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in English. Currently, she splits her time between NYC and rural Connecticut where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

Learn more at RXD.agency and sign up for Rachel’s weekly book marketing newsletter at www.themondaymarketer.com

As a recovered ‘reluctant reader’ I'm always on the hunt for books that will spark a lifelong love of reading.

Nonfiction:
Subject-driven narratives
“Big idea” books
Powerful memoirs
Essay collections

Fiction:
Novels that shine a light on underrepresented or marginalized voices
Atmospheric novels with a strong sense of place Elevated suspense, psychological thrillers and mystery
Literary, contemporary and compelling book club fiction

HOW TO QUERY RACHEL:
Please send a query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of your email to: rachel@rxd.agency. Due to the volume of queries Rachel receives, she can only respond to those in which she's interested. She very much looks forward to hearing from you!
Follow her on Twitter: @Rachel_RXD


years experience: 17
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Reference, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, African-American, Science, True Crime, Memoir
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Losing Jon by David Parrish (Kensington Spring 2020)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Untitled Non fiction and accompanying workbook by Sam DeMase to be published by Quarto Publishing Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
Untitled Non fiction by Jon Bond to be published by Columbia University Press
The Carolina Girl by Meagan Church to be published by Sourcebooks
X MICE (series) by Marian Dealy to be published by Roaring Brook in Spring 2023
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Little Moss Big Tree (China)