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Stuti Telidevara
Park & Fine Literary and Media
55 Broadway, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10006
https://parkfine.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stutitelidevara

ABOUT ME

I work with Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media, where we focus on young adult, middle grade, and adult SFF and general fiction. I am interested in diverse storytellers and vivid, detailed worldbuilding across genre, and fiction with a strong, high-concept hook. While I appreciate sharp prose, I'm primarily looking for pace and sense of voice that leans more commercial than literary. Before PFLM, I was at Raven Quill Literary, assisting founder Jacqui Lipton, and have also held positions at Orbit Books and Transatlantic Literary.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
In YA, I'm interested in all kinds of fantasy, especially books featuring marginalized perspectives. In high fantasy I like detailed, immersive settings as in VESPERTINE by Margaret Rogerson or THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH THE SEA by Axie Oh, and characters to remember like in Joan He's DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE or Maiya Ibrahim's SPICE ROAD. In contemporary fantasy I love a bit of edge, as in HOUSE OF HOLLOW or Holly Black's MODERN FAERIE TALES, and I want that transporting, escapist feeling even when a fantasy is set in our world. In mystery/thriller, the darker the better, like Kara Thomas or Courtney Summers, or a YA Tana French.

I am more selective with contemporary YA, but any story with a strong one-line pitch and lots of humor and heart will grab my attention, like I KISSED SHARA WHEELER or THIS MAY END BADLY. And a compelling voice, as in SLINGSHOT by Mercedes Helnwein, is always key.

In middle grade, I'm looking for fantasy, mystery, and adventure specifically with charm and complicated main characters — kids who are trying their best, and maybe stumbling a little along the way. I am not the best fit for contemporary or historical MG with no other genre elements.

On the adult fantasy side, I'm looking for gorgeous storytelling in the vein of Alix E. Harrow and worldbuilding as expansive as the GREEN BONE SAGA by Fonda Lee. In sci-fi I'm drawn to unusual, complex premises like Yoon Ha Lee and Arkady Martine's novels, and speculative fiction that movingly explores what it means to be human in the vein of Jon Bois's 17776. And I love stories that are difficult to categorize, like Sarah Gailey's MAGIC FOR LIARS or Sloane Crosley's CULT CLASSIC.

In mystery, once again I'm looking for psychological thrillers like Tana French and Gillian Flynn, with a literary bent and a strong sense of place and character. In romance and women's fiction, I like the freshness and heart of Helen Hoang, Kate Clayborn, and Emily Henry. The wit and sharpness of ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and NOTHING TO SEE HERE are standouts.

SUBMIT
If you're querying middle grade, young adult, or adult genre fiction, I'd love to hear from you! You can learn more about Park & Fine online, and you can find our latest submission guidelines at the bottom of our website. I do not currently consider nonfiction, screenplays, graphic novels, chapter books, picture books, or poetry.

ABOUT PFLM
Home to dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers, Park & Fine Literary and Media is a literary agency designed to discover and support bestselling authors who require a unique, more robust kind of representation. Our trusted agents work with authors across categories and genres with the aim to launch and grow life-long careers.

A bespoke author experience is at the heart of everything we do. Each agent is dedicated to their authors’ evolving creative interests, personal ambitions, and intellectual property. As experts in their fields, our literary agents draw from backgrounds and relationships in editorial, law, television and film, publicity, journalism, business, and academia to bring to life lucrative book deals that lead to rewarding partnerships with the most respected publishers in the business.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Young Adult
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
B.A. in Honors English, Harvard University
KEY PERSONNEL
Peter Knapp, Partner, Park & Fine Literary and Media
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
We currently welcome queries only by email.

Please put "Stuti Telidevara" as well as the category and genre of your submission (i.e.: “Stuti Telidevara – YA Fantasy”) in the subject line of the email. Send your query letter and approximately the first 10 manuscript pages for MG/YA OR 25 pages for adult manuscripts to queries@parkfine.com in the body of the email. I aim to respond to all queries within 12 weeks of receiving them.

Please do not include any attachments.