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

I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER by Maya MacGregor
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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 : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
illustration
FEVERED STAR by Rebecca Roanhorse

Art. Patience. Strategy.

My passion as an agent is strategizing profitable long-term careers with my authors. I want clients to love the books they write and make money writing them. Crafting that kind of balance between artistic and commercial success takes communication, teamwork and a focus on "Art. Patience. Strategy."

In terms of personality, I tend to be chatty with clients. I aim to set clear expectations and explain publishing processes so authors can focus as much as possible on writing. To that end, I communicate regularly and keep my client list small in order to support each author effectively.

I represent authors who write middle grade novels (all sub-genres), young adult novels (all sub-genres), romance novels (all sub-genres) and science fiction/fantasy for the adult market.

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

Cheers,
Sara
she/her

Member of AALA, SCBWI and SFWA

Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!

----

Pinterest board of middle grade and young adult clients:
Middle Grade and Young Adult

Pinterest board of romance clients:
Romance

Pinterest board of science fiction and fantasy clients:
Science Fiction and Fantasy


years experience: 16
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
TRADE REFERENCES
I will be attending/ presenting at these upcoming events:

SCBWI Winter Conference
Virtual
February 11-13, 2022

Futurescapes SF/F Writers' Workshop
Virtual
March 4-6, 2022

San Diego Writers Event
San Diego, CA
March 21-25, 2022

Maryland Writers' Association
virtual
April 20, 2022

Chicago Spring Fling Writers Conference
Chicago, IL
April 28-30, 2022

LEADING CLIENTS
My list of client is always updated here: www.ktliterary.com/clients/saras-clients

Congratulations to these 2021 debut authors:
Katy James
www.katyjameswriter.com

Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
www.mayonn.com

Patricia A. Jackson
www.bybirthright.com

Royaline Sing
www.royalinesing.com

And keep an eye open for these 2022 debut authors:
B.L. Blanchard
www.blblanchard.com

Jamie Wesley
www.jamiewesley.com

Maya MacGregor
www.mayamacgregor.com

Sascha Stronach
www.theunderstatesmen.com

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
New York Times bestsellers RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE and ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston
New York Times bestsellers SORCERY OF THORNS and VESPERTINE by Margaret Rogerson
BLACK SUN by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse
YES & I LOVE YOU by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
INSTINCT by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough
TRIPTYCH: A Marvel Xavier's Institute Novel by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
LUSH MONEY by Angelina M. Lopez
THE LAST SUN by K.D. Edwards
THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
THE MONSTERS WE DEFY by Leslye Penelope
FOREVER HOME by Elysia Whisler
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
CINDERS AND SPARROWS by Stefan Bachmann
FORGING A NIGHTMARE by Patricia A. Jackson
SWASHBUCKLERS by Dan Hanks
MERCURY RISING by R.W.W. Greene
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
January 17, 2022
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Jane Kindred's KING OF THIEVES, the second in her queer Demons Of Elysium series set in a Russian-inspired heaven, to Rachel Haimowitz at Riptide Publishing, in an exclusive submission, for publication in April 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

November 19, 2021
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
Debut author DoanPhuong Nguyen's MÈO AND BÉ, in which a young girl, after being sold by her stepmother, follows a precocious kitten through war-torn Vietnam to a happy-ever-after found family, to Elise McMullen-Ciotti at Lee and Low, with Stacy Whitman editing, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2023, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
January 26, 2022
Audio rights
L. Penelope's SAVAGE CITY, to Bethany Strout at OrangeSky Audio, in a three-book deal, for publication in March 2022, by Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

January 17, 2022
International rights: Children's
New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston's I KISSED SHARA WHEELER, to Droemer Knaur (Germany), for publication in spring 2023, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

KEY PERSONNEL
Kate Testerman, Founder and Senior Agent
Hannah Fergesen, Senior Agent
Renee Nyen, Agent
Hilary Harwell, Agent
Kelly Van Sant, Contracts Manager and Agent
Jas Perry, Agent
Kari Sutherland, Agent
Chelsea Hensley, Associate Agent
Aida Z. Lilly, Associate Agent
Kate Welsh, Royalties Manager
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Yes! I am actively acquiring!

Please contact me through Query Manager at: QueryManager.com/SaraMegibow

Instructions for submission are on that form - I will be asking for a query letter, the first chapters of your manuscript and your author website, if you have one.

If Query Manager is inaccessible, my email address is also accepting submissions at: saraquery@ktliterary.com

I read all queries myself and turn around time is roughly 5-15 days. All queries receive a response.

A book must be 100% complete and in one of the genres I represent (MG, YA, romance, SF/F) - please no picture books, memoir, commercial fiction, mystery or anything self-published. As long as it meets these requirements, bring it on! Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!

See the KT Literary submission guidelines here:
KT Literary Submissions

Check out my Manuscript Wishlist page here:
Manuscript Wishlist

And, finally, my page at AALA (formerly the AAR) here:
AAR

thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail thumbnail