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RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
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agent :
Sara Megibow
kt literary, llc
THE TOURIST ATTRACTION by Sarah Morgenthaler

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 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 and my turn around time is roughly 5-14 days. All queries receive a response.

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: 14
Middle Grade, Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy
I will be presenting at these upcoming events:

Ottawa, Canada
October 16-18, 2020

NCTE Annual Convention
Denver, CO
November 19-22, 2020

ALA Midwinter
Indianapolis, IN
January 22-26, 2021

My list of client is always updated here:

Congratulations to these 2020 debut authors:
Dan Hanks

Elysia Whisler

RWW Greene

Sarah Morgenthaler

New York Times bestseller RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
New York Times bestseller SORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson
New York Times bestseller RACE TO THE SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse
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
LUSH MONEY by Angelina M. Lopez
THE LAST SUN by K.D. Edwards
THE TOURIST ATTRACTION by Sarah Morgenthaler
THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
June 10, 2020
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
Former child refugee Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev's THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON, a tale of friendship and acceptance as told in the African oral tradition, to Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow, in a significant deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

June 1, 2020
Fiction: Women's/Romance
NYT bestselling author Roni Loren's YES & I LOVE YOU, the start of a new contemporary romance series set in a shared workspace in New Orleans, to Mary Altman at Sourcebooks Casablanca, in a very nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in March 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world English).

June 1, 2020
Fiction: Women's/Romance
Juno Rushdan's untitled contribution to a multi-author promotion in which FBI profilers work as a team to solve crimes in the Pacific Northwest, to Denise Zaza at Harlequin Intrigue, for publication in summer 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

May 20, 2020
Audio Rights
Maya MacGregor's THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER, about an autistic genderqueer protagonist who leaves an intolerant school for a new high school with the support of their loving father, finding a Rainbow Club and accepting friends, all of whom must come together to solve the decades-old mystery of the murder of a teenage boy and confront the child's own fears of early death, to Ryan MacGavin at Audible, for publication in summer 2021, by Sara Megibow at kt literary.

April 20, 2020
Audio Rights
New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse's BLACK SUN, to Simon & Schuster Audio, in a very nice deal, at auction, for publication in October 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world).

March 5, 2020
Film Rights
Amazon Studios and director Sterlin Harjo have optioned Rebecca Roanhorse’s “Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience TM.” Harjo will adapt with Heather Rae producing. Originally published in Apex magazine, this sci-fi story follows a Native man working for a virtual reality company that offers "authentic" Indian experiences to dark ends. It won both the Nebula and Hugo Award. Kassie Evashevski of Anonymous Content inked the deal on behalf of Roanhorse and Sara Megibow of kt literary.

Kate Testerman, president and literary agent
Renee Nyen, literary agent
Hannah Fergesen, literary agent
Hilary Harwell, literary agent
Kelly Van Sant, literary agent
Jas Perry, associate agent
Chelsea Hensley, associate agent
Aida Z. Lilly, literary assistant
Yes! I am actively acquiring new clients!

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

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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