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CAKE Literary
CAKE Literary
Stories from Scratch

Co-founded by New School MFA grads Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, CAKE Literary is a creative kitchen whipping up decadent -- and decidedly diverse -- literary confections for middle grade, young adult and women's fiction readers.

We believe that crafting a good read is like baking a great cake -- rich, fresh, delectable flavor with a healthy dose of heart.

At CAKE, we focus on high concept, commercial fiction with a literary bent and a strong emphasis on bringing diversity to high-concept content.

years experience: 5
Juvenile fiction, Children's books
Tiny Pretty Things (HarperTeen, 2015)
Shiny Broken Pieces (HarperTeen, 2016)
The Gauntlet of Blood & Sand (Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster, 2017)
Love Sugar Magic (Walden/Harper, 2018)
October 31, 2017 - PROGNOSIS: LOVE & DEATH
Tiny Pretty Things author Sona Charaipotra's Prognosis: Love & Death. Pitched as The Mindy Project meets Grey's Anatomy, the YA contemporary novel follows a 16-year-old girl genius, the youngest M.D. in America, as she navigates an oncology internship, her big Indian family, and falling for a guitar-toting skater boy. The catch: he's her patient. To Rhoda Belleza at IMPRINT, by Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Agency, on behalf of CAKE Literary. The novel is slated for spring 2019.

April 19, 2016 - LOVE SUGAR MAGIC by Anna Meriano
Children's: Middle grade
Anna Meriano's LOVE SUGAR MAGIC, in which a little girl discovers that she comes from a long and distinguished line of brujas - witches of Mexican ancestry- who have been serving up magic from their family owned panaderia for generations, but when she bungles a spell, she must race to fix it before her mother and sisters find out she's been practicing magic in secret, or she could lose not only their trust, but the first real friend she's ever had, to Jordan Brown at Walden Pond Press, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider/ICM, on behalf of CAKE Literary.

February 26, 2016 - GAUNTLET OF BLOOD AND SAND by Karuna Riazi
Children's: Middle grade
Karuna Riazi's GAUNTLET OF BLOOD AND SAND, in which a 12-year-old Bangladeshi-American girl, with the help of her two friends, sets out to rescue her brother from a supernatural board game, to Zareen Jaffery at Salaam Reads, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider/ICM on behalf of CAKE Literary.

October 18, 2013 - DARK POINTE by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
Children's: Young Adult
Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton's DARK POINTE, a mystery in the vein of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, that digs beneath the practiced poise of a cutthroat Manhattan ballet academy, where three young protagonists will do whatever it takes to be in the prima position, while navigating secrets, lies, and the pressure that comes with being prodigies, to Sarah Landis at Harper Teen, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for two books, by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider/ICM on behalf of CAKE Literary (World English).
German rights to Heyne, also in a pre-empt, by Sophie Harris at Curtis Brown UK.

October 28, 2013 - German rights to Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton's DARK POINTE, to Heyne , in a pre-empt
International rights: Fiction
German rights to Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton's DARK POINTE, to Heyne, in a pre-empt, by Sophie Harris at Curtis Brown, on behalf of Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider / ICM.
Victoria Marini
Irene Goodman Agency
Sona Charaipotra (Co-founder)

Dhonielle Clayton (Co-founder)