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agent : saraquery@ktliterary.com
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
illustration
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Art. Patience. Strategy.

My passion as an agent is strategizing profitable long-term careers for 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. In my experience, setting clear expectations and explaining publishing processes takes some of the stress from the business side of publishing off authors. So, I communicate regularly and keep my client list small enough 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 novels for the adult market. Please no picture books, memoir, commercial fiction or mystery. A book must be 100% complete and never previously published in order to query and as long as it meets these requirements, bring it on! I read all queries myself and am actively acquiring. My query email address is saraquery@ktliterary.com and my turn around time is 5-14 days.

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

Cheers,
Sara

Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!

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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: 13
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
TRADE REFERENCES
I will be presenting at these upcoming events:

Hollywood and San Diego, CA
details TBD
February 10-17, 2020

KT Literary retreat
Austin, TX
Feb 20-23, 2020

Lighthouse North Conference
Boulder, CO
Feb 29, 2020

New York City
details TBD
March 23-30, 2020

Northern Colorado Writers Conference
Ft. Collins, CO
May 1, 2020

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

Congratulations to these 2019 debut authors:
Aliza Mann
www.alizamannauthor.com

Angelina M. Lopez
www.angelinamlopez.com

Casey McQuiston
www.caseymcquiston.com

Juno Rushdan
www.junorushdan.com

And check out these upcoming 2020 debut authors:
Dan Hanks
www.danhanks.com

Elysia Whisler
www.elysiawhisler.com

RWW Greene
www.rwwgreene.com

Sarah Morgenthaler
www.sarahmorgenthaler.com

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
New York Times bestseller RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
New York Times bestseller SORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson
THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
THE DOOR TO THE LOST by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
ZERO WORLD by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough
TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse
THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
December 2, 2019
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
NYT bestselling author of RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Casey McQuiston's ONE LAST STOP, pitched as a queer Kate & Leopold, in which a 23-year-old realizes her subway crush is displaced from 1970's Brooklyn, and she must do everything in her power to help her - and try not to fall in love with the girl lost in time - before it's too late, to Vicki Lame at St. Martin's Griffin, in an exclusive submission, for publication in summer 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).

November 27, 2019
Fiction: Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Debut author and former reviewer for Fantasy Faction Dan Hanks's CAPTAIN MOXLEY AND THE EMBERS OF THE EMPIRE, in which the Captain is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands, to Eleanor Teasdale at Angry Robot, for publication in fall 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).
Rights: rights@ktliterary.com

September 5, 2019
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Juno Rushdan's HOSTILE PURSUIT, about a US Marshal protecting a federal informant and the intense attraction they try to deny because he knows her identity and location will be changed as soon as she testifies, to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
October 14, 2019
Television Rights
Escape Artists is attached to adapt THE LAST SUN by debut author K.D. Edwards (Pyr, 2018), a queer Tarot-inspired fantasy in which the only remaining heir of The Sun Court must find Lady Judgement’s missing son somewhere on New Atlantis, the island city where Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home, for TV development. Kim Yau of Paradigm on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

October 4, 2019
International rights: Fiction
Casey McQuiston's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, to Hope Edizioni (Italy), in a nice deal, by Gabriella Ambrosioni at Gabriella Ambrosioni Literary Agency, on behalf of Sara Megibow at kt literary.

September 24, 2019
International rights: Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, to Konyvmolykepzo (Hungary), also to Proszynski Media (Poland); to Euromedia Group (Czech Republic), to Corint (Romania), and to ST Licence Agency (Russian Federation), by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi; on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

September 3, 2019
International rights: Fiction
Casey McQuiston's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, to Sofia Ejheden at Lavender Lit (Sweden), by Rebecca Mancini at RightsMix, on behalf of Sara Megibow at KT Literary.
rightsmix@gmail.com

KEY PERSONNEL
Kate Testerman, president and literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
Hannah Fergesen, literary agent
Hilary Harwell, literary agent
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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 saraquery@ktliterary.com

Please include your author website if you have one. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!

See the KT Literary submission guidelines here:
KT Literary Submissions

Check out my Manuscript Wishlist page:
Manuscript Wishlist

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