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Jon Cobb
HG Literary

Jon began working at HG Literary in the summer of 2016. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, he decided to follow his dream of joining the publishing industry by moving to New York. He gained valuable experience interning at NYU Press and Writers House, while also pursuing a Master’s degree in Publishing: Digital and Print Media at NYU.

Jon reads all genres of fiction but has a particular interest in contemporary middle grade and YA, adult science fiction and fantasy, African-American fiction, literary fiction, and mysteries and thrillers.

years experience: 5
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction
Brian Wasson, A.A. Vora
March 11, 2022
Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Brian Wasson's SEVEN MINUTES IN CANDYLAND, pitched as Sex Education with #BlackBoyJoy, in which a teenage boy starts a candy-themed therapy gig at his high school to save his parents' failing marriage, but when he falls in love with his first client, he finds himself in an ethical quandary that threatens his friendships and his morals, to Alyssa Miele at Quill Tree, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2023, by Jon Cobb at HG Literary (NA).

July 9, 2021
Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Lindsay Zrull's GOTH GIRL, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, pitched as GEEKERELLA meets FAR FROM THE TREE, where a 16-year-old foster kid joins a cosplay team working their way to a huge competition in NYC, in a scheme to reunite with her mentally ill mother, but learns along the way the value of the family you choose for yourself, to Mari Kesselring at Flux, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2022, by Jon Cobb at HG Literary (NA).

January 20, 2020
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Political and civil rights leader, founder of the National Action Network, and television/radio talk show host Reverend Al Sharpton's RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS, revisiting the highlights of the Obama Administration, the 2016 election, and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP; drawing on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism; and amplifying the new voices and movements that have emerged in response to the Trump presidency, to Peter Joseph at Hanover Square Press, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in September 2020, by Josh Getzler and Jon Cobb at HG Literary (world English).

December 16, 2019
Digital: Fiction: Mystery/Crime:
T.C. LoTempio's KILLERS OF A FEATHER, the next title in the PURR N BARK PET SHOP MYSTERY series, in a three-book deal, and HISS H FOR HOMICIDE, the next title in the NICK AND NORA MYSTERY series, in a four-book deal, to Bill Harris at Beyond the Page, by Jon Cobb at HG Literary on behalf of Josh Getzler (world English).

MS, NYU School of Professional Studies; BA, UC San Diego, English Literature
Josh Getzler, Principal/Agent:
Carrie Hannigan, Principal/Agent:
Jon accepts unsolicited queries through Query Tracker at http://QueryMe.Online/Cobb.