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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:

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

Atlanta Writers Conference
Atlanta, GA
November 2-3, 2018

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

Lincoln, NE
April 26-28, 2019

Dublin, Ireland
August 15-19, 2019

years experience: 12
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
My list of client is always updated here:

Check out these amazing 2017 debut authors:

Spencer Ellsworth, A RED PEACE

Michael F. Haspil, GRAVEYARD SHIFT


K Arsenault Rivera, THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER

Look for these upcoming 2018 debut authors:
Wen Baragrey, WHAT GOES UP

K.D. Edwards, THE LAST SUN

Rebecca Roanhorse, TRAIL OF LIGHTNING

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 ROSE by USA Today bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse
THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
A RED PEACE by Spencer Ellsworth
THE PECULIAR by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
June 19, 2018
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Award-winning author Julie Czerneda's MIRAGE and SPECTRUM, the sequels to October 2018's SEARCH IMAGE of the Web Shifter's Library series, to Sheila Gilbert at DAW Books, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

May 14, 2018
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Debut author Aliza Mann's BREAKING HIS RULES, about a man notorious for casual dating, the woman who calls him on it and the sizzling chemistry they share that makes them question their rules for intimacy, to Sue Grimshaw at Loveswept, for publication in 2019, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

April 13, 2018
Fiction: Debut
Casey McQuiston's RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE, a romantic comedy in which the son of the US President falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends, to Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books, for publication in 2019, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English).

March 29, 2018
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of the forthcoming Trail of Lightning Rebecca Roanhorse's BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY, the first in an Anasazi-inspired epic fantasy series in which the great matriarchal clans of a prosperous cliff-city vie for power against a backdrop of political intrigue, celestial prophecies, rising rebellion, and dark magic, plus book three in the Sixth World series and an untitled novel, to Joe Monti at Saga Press, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

June 19, 2018
International Rights: Fiction
Spencer Ellsworth's SHADOW SUN SEVEN, the second in Spencer's STARFIRE space opera trilogy, to Stefanie Brosigke at Heyne (Germany), in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2019, by Bastian Schlueck at Thomas Schlueck Agency, on behalf of Sara Megibow at kt literary.

March 27, 2018
International rights: Children's
Complex Chinese Character rights to Margaret Rogerson's debut AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, to Faces, by Meng-Ying Hseih at Bardon Chinese Media, on behalf of Sara Megibow of kt literary.

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.

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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