Devon Halliday joined Transatlantic Agency as a literary agent in the summer of 2020, with several years of experience across the industry. Formerly an agent at Susanna Lea Associates and a scouting assistant at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, she is now open to submissions and building her list in literary and upmarket fiction and narrative nonfiction.
On the fiction side, Devon is interested in literary and upmarket fiction with sharp, insightful writing and vivid characters. She’s partial to speculative fiction, women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, metafiction, light psychological suspense, and romcoms. She leans toward adult fiction, but will also consider YA and cross-over projects. Devon is not the right agent for most thrillers, horror, mystery, or historical fiction.
On the nonfiction side, Devon is on the lookout for creative and narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, broad-perspective memoir, and popular science/psychology/medicine/philosophy. She’s interested in any strong narrative voice that can bring a complicated or niche subject to the average reader.
Across the board, her interest is always piqued by manuscripts that feature tangled-up morality; internet culture; climate change; millennials; unusual story structures; or love stories between flawed characters. She seeks to represent a diverse range of voices and perspectives. For more detail on what she’s looking for, please view her website (devonhalliday.com/agent) or her #mswl tweets on Twitter.