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agent :
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
THE LEOPARD BEHING THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev

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


Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!


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

Pinterest board of romance clients:

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

years experience: 15
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
I will be attending/ presenting at these upcoming events:

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany
October 20-24, 2021

Washington Romance Writers
mini session
November 2, 2021

Washington DC
December 15-20, 2021

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

My list of client is always updated here:

Congratulations to these 2021 debut authors:
Katy James

Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev

Patricia A. Jackson

Royaline Sing

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

Jamie Wesley

Maya MacGregor

Sascha Stronach

New York Times bestsellers RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE and ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston
New York Times bestseller SORCERY OF THORNS 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
TRIPTYCH: A Marvel Xavier's Institute Novel by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
INSTINCT by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough
LUSH MONEY by Angelina M. Lopez
THE LAST SUN by K.D. Edwards
THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
SONG OF BLOOD & STONE by L. Penelope
FOREVER HOME by Elysia Whisler
September 29, 2021
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER K Arsenault Rivera's THE WITCH OF THE WOODS, THE MOTIVES OF THE WOLF, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BETZOLD, HARVESTTIDE, and NIGHT CLOSES ROUND, set in Magic The Gathering's INNISTRAD: MIDNIGHT HUNT series, to Emily Mei at Wizards of the Coast, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

September 7, 2021
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Biologist Julie E. Czerneda's TO EACH THIS WORLD, about a desperate mission to reconnect with long lost sleeper ships, sent centuries earlier from Earth to settle distant worlds, and a trio of Humans who work with their mysterious alien allies to rescue any descendants they can find of those ships while avoiding a malicious entity in the cosmos that intends to kill any Human found outside Earth's solar system, to Sheila Gilbert at DAW, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).

August 9, 2021
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Author of ABSENCE OF MOTIVE Maggie Wells's new series, launching with a society murder that leads to shocking revelations that rock a small Southern town and prove the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely, again to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

October 11, 2021
Audio rights
Tonya Duncan Ellis's SOPHIE WASHINGTON: QUEEN OF THE BEE, SOPHIE WASHINGTON: THE SNITCH, and SOPHIE WASHINGTON: THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT SOPHIE, the first three books in the author's humorous series, about a bright African American preteen and her groups of friends, to Bob Podrasky at Vibrance, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

September 15, 2021
International rights: Children's
Margaret Rogerson's VESPERTINE, to Thayna Santana at Literalize (Brazil), for publication in August 2022, by Rebecca Mancini at RightsMix, on behalf of Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

September 13, 2021
International rights: Fiction
Casey McQuiston's I KISSED SHARA WHEELER, to Antonio Castro at Companhia das Letras (Brazil), in an exclusive submission, for publication in spring 2023, by Rebecca Mancini at RightsMix, on behalf of Sara Megibow of KT Literary.

Kate Testerman, founder and senior agent
Hannah Fergesen, senior agent
Hilary Harwell, literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
Jas Perry, literary agent
Kelly Van Sant, contracts manager and literary agent
Aida Z. Lilly, associate agent
Chelsea Hensley, associate agent
Kate Welsh, literary assistant
Yes! I am actively acquiring!

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

Include your author website if you have one.

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:

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