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I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston
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THE PEACEKEEPER by B.L. Blanchard
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agent : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
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THE DAWNHOUNDS by Sascha Stronach

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!

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

Pinterest board of my romance clients:
Romance

Pinterest board of my 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:

NYC Writers Event
NYC
June 20 - 25, 2022

RSJ Convention
virtual
July 14-16, 2022

Houston SCBWI
virtual
August 1, 2022

Rocky Mountain SCBWI Letters and Lines Conference
in person
Golden, CO
September 10-11, 2022

Texas Library event
virtual
October 16, 2022

Emerald City Writers' Conference
virtual
October 21-23, 2022

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

Congratulations to 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

And keep an eye open for these 2023 debut authors:
DoanPhuong Nguyen
www.doanphuong.com

Patrice Caldwell
www.patricecaldwell.com

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
New York Times bestsellers RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE and ONE LAST STOP and I KISSED SHARA WHEELER 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
AFTER HOURS ON MILAGRO STREET by Angelina M. Lopez
THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
THE MONSTERS WE DEFY by Leslye Penelope
SWASHBUCKLERS by Dan Hanks
ETERNALLY YOURS by Patrice Caldwell
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
CINDERS AND SPARROWS by Stefan Bachmann
TO EACH THIS WORLD by Julie E. Czerneda
FORGING A NIGHTMARE by Patricia A. Jackson
MERCURY RISING by R.W.W. Greene
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
June 16, 2022
Children's: Fantasy
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson's THE MYSTERIES OF THORN MANOR, in which Elisabeth, Nathaniel, and Silas from SORCERY OF THORNS must unravel a magical trap in time for the Midwinter Ball, to Karen Wojtyla at Margaret K. McElderry Books, in an exclusive submission, for publication in January 2023, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).
Rights contact(s): rights@ktliterary.com

April 13, 2022
Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Author of THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER Maya MacGregor's THE EVOLVING TRUTH OF EVER-STRONGER WILL, about a non-binary teen who, after watching their abusive mother die in front of them, seeks out a former foster mother who once was ready to adopt them, in a mystery about family, grief, and surviving an abusive parent even as their mother's ghost seems to dog their every step, to Suzy Krogulski at Astra Children's, for publication in 2024, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).
Rights: contact@ktliterary.com

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
June 15, 2022
International rights: Fiction
Angelina M. Lopez's AFTER HOURS ON MILAGRO STREET, to Kobiece (Poland), in a nice deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

May 22, 2022
Audio Rights
Julie E. Czerneda's IMAGININGS: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHORT STORY COLLECTION, including iconic stories from her 25-year publishing career as an author in biological science fiction, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, in a nice deal, for publication in 2022, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

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.

KEY PERSONNEL
Kate Testerman, Founder and 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 my AALA listing here:
AALA

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