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THE DOOR TO THE LOST by Jaleigh Johnson
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agent :
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse

Art. Patience. Discipline.

My greatest strength as an agent is in strategizing profitable long-term careers for my authors. I want my clients to love the books they write and make money writing them. Crafting that kind of balance between artistic and commercial success takes strategy and teamwork and, as stated above, "Art. Patience. Discipline."

In terms of personality, I tend to be chatty with clients. In my experience, setting clear expectations and explaining publishing processes helps authors focus on their writing. So, I communicate regularly and keep my client list small enough to support each author effectively.

I represent authors who write middle grade (all sub-genres), young adult (all sub-genres), romance (all sub-genres) and science fiction/fantasy for the adult market. Please no picture books, memoir, commercial fiction, mystery or women's fiction. A book must be 100% complete and never previously published in order to query but as long as it meets these requirements, bring it on! I read all queries myself and am actively acquiring. My query email address is and my turn around time for queries is 5-14 days.

I try to answer professional questions as time allows on twitter @SaraMegibow


Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!

I will be presenting at these upcoming events:

Heart of Denver RWA
Highlands Ranch, CO
April 21, 2018

Denver ComicCon
Denver, CO
June 15-17, 2018

RWA National Convention
Denver, CO
July 18-21, 2018

California Dreamin' RWA Writers Conference
Brea, CA
April 5-7, 2019

Dublin, Ireland
August 15-19, 2019

years experience: 12
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Betsy Dornbusch

Don Allmon

Frederick Turner

Gerald Brandt

Jaleigh Johnson

Jane Kindred

Jason M. Hough

John E. Stith

Julie E. Czerneda

Juno Rushdan

K Arsenault Rivera

K.D. Edwards

Karen Fortunati

Karina Sumner-Smith

L. Penelope

M. Evan Matyas

Maggie Wells

Margaret Rogerson

Michael Haspil

Michael J. Martinez

Michael R. Underwood

Paige Orwin

Rebecca Roanhorse

Roni Loren

Spencer Ellsworth

Stefan Bachmann

Tiffany Reisz

Wen Baragrey

New York Times bestseller AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret Rogerson
THE DOOR TO THE LOST by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
ZERO WORLD by New York Times bestselling author Jason Hough
THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
A RED PEACE by Spencer Ellsworth
THE BOURBON THIEF by international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
THE PECULIAR by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
March 15, 2018
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER, K Arsenault Rivera's SIXTEEN SWORDS, about a motley crew of sixteen infamous warriors who embark on a suicide mission to slay a traitorous god to Miriam Weinberg at Tor and simultaneously to Ryan Macgavin at Audible, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (world English).

October 3, 2017
Children's: Middle Grade
Rebecca Roanhorse’s RACE TO THE SUN, about a seventh-grade girl named Nizhoni Begay and her brother who, aided by various Navajo gods disguised as relatives, must stay one step ahead of a shape-shifting monster as they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Hero Twins to save their family, to Stephanie Owens Lurie at Rick Riordan Presents, for publication in Fall 2019 by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

February 6, 2018
Audio rights
Hugo Honorable Mention MANHATTAN TRANSFER and Nebula finalist John E. Stith's REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, to Scott Smith at Tantor, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary.

January 9, 2018
International rights: Children's
Indonesian rights to NYT bestselling Margaret Rogerson's debut AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, to Penerbit Haru, in a nice deal, by Rebecca Mancini at Rights Mix, on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

November 13, 2017
International rights: Children's
German rights to NYT bestselling Margaret Rogerson's debut AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, to CBT, in a nice deal, by Carina Hippke of Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

Kate Testerman, president and literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
Hannah Fergesen, literary agent
Hilary Harwell, literary agent
Yes! I am actively acquiring new clients -

Please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to

Please include your author website if you have one. Now accepting queries for completed, not previously published works in these genres: middle grade, young adult, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Always LGBTQiA+ friendly!

See the full KT Literary submission guidelines here:
KT Literary Submissions

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