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agent :
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc

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 my authors focus on writing great books. So, I communicate regularly and keep my client list small enough to support each author effectively.

I represent authors who write middle grade, young adult, romance, science fiction and fantasy. Please no picture books, early readers, nonfiction, commercial fiction, horror, 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 6-14 days.

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


Always LGBTQ+ Friendly!

I will be presenting at these upcoming events:

Regis University MFA Program
Denver, CO
July 29, 2017

Ghost Town Writers Retreat
Georgetown, CO
August 4, 2017

Sirens Conference
Vail, CO
October 26-29, 2017

World Fantasy
San Antonio, TX
November 2-5, 2017

San Diego Writers Conference
San Diego, CA
January 26-28, 2018

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Denver, CO
February 9-13, 2018

years experience: 11
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Aliza Mann

Betsy Dornbusch

Don Allmon

Frederick Turner

Gerald Brandt

Jaleigh Johnson

Jane Kindred

Jason M. Hough

Juno Rushdan

K Arsenault Rivera

K.D. Edwards

Karen Fortunati

Karina Sumner-Smith

Leanne Niu

L. Penelope

M. Evan Matyas

Maggie Wells

Margaret Rogerson

Michael Haspil

Michael J. Martinez

Michael R. Underwood

Paige Orwin

Rebecca Roanhorse

Roni Loren

Spencer Ellsworth

Stefan Bachmann

Tiffany Reisz

Wen Baragrey

THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS 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 WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
THE BOURBON THIEF by international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
TO LURE A PROPER LADY by USA Today bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara
THE PECULIAR by international bestselling author Stefan Bachmann
May 10, 2017
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Author of BEWITCHING THE DRAGON, Jane Kindred's THE DRAGON'S HUNT, about an immortal Viking cursed to lead the Wild Hunt and the tattoo artist who reads the tapestry of fate in the ink on his skin, to Kayla King at Harlequin Nocturne, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

February 22, 2017
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Juno Rushdan's A LONG WAY TO FALL, the first in her GRAY BOX series of romantic thrillers starring a heroine who is a "fixer" for a clandestine government agency tasked with stopping the sale of a deadly bioweapon, pitched as a sexy Jason Bourne, to Mary Altman at Sourcebooks, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (World).

December 19, 2016
Fiction: Fantasy
Rene Sears of Pyr acquired world English rights to debut author K.D. Edwards’s The Tarot Accounts, the first book in an Atlantis-inspired fantasy series, as part of a two-book deal brokered by Sara Megibow of KT Literary. According to Megibow, the series centers on “the remaining heir to an Atlantean throne and his best friend who, in this first adventure, are tricked into hunting for a missing scion.” She added that the series was originally pitched as “a gay Green Arrow set in a Westworld-esque world.” The first book is set to be published sometime in 2017.

May 22, 2017
Television rights
NYT bestselling author Jason Hough's DIRE EARTH series, including new releases INJECTION BURN and ESCAPE VELOCITY, along with a pilot titled THE IMMUNES, co-written by Mike Le and Jason M. Hough, to producer Robert Lawrence, by Jerry Kalajian of Intellectual Property Group and Sara Megibow of kt literary.

May 16, 2017
Audio rights
Tiffany Reisz's THE RED, a standalone novel of erotica fantasy, along with MICHAEL'S WINGS and THE CHATEAU, to Scott Smith at Tantor, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2017, by Sara Megibow of kt literary.

October 17, 2016
International Rights: Children's
Hungarian rights to debut author Karen Fortunati’s THE WEIGHT OF ZERO about a teenager with bipolar disorder who is contemplating suicide, and her march towards - and struggle to recognize - better mental health, supported by a network of family, doctors and friends, to Könyvmolykepzö in a nice deal by Milena Kaplarevi? of Prava i prevodi, on behalf of Sara Megibow at 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 LGBTQ friendly!

See the full KT Literary submission guidelines here:
KT Literary Submissions

And a short post about "What I'm Looking For" here:
What I'm Looking For

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