I am thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young adult, and select speculative adult fiction. Note: I am NOT looking for adult literary fiction, adult non-fiction, humor, women’s fiction, romance (if it’s science fiction but romance is the main plot, please consider this romance for my purposes). I AM, however, looking for YA and MG non-fiction, especially in memoir and true crime.
To query me, please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Using this address will ensure I see it at the right time and that it doesn’t go to spam.
The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along with the title of your manuscript, as well any hashtags that might be appropriate. Queries should not contain attachments. Attachments will not be read, and queries containing attachments WILL be deleted unread, as will emails addressed as “Dear Literary Agent”. I aim to reply to all queries within two weeks of receipt. If you haven’t heard back before then, please re-query. For examples of query letters and critiques, please feel free to browse the About My Query archives on this site.
In addition, if you’re an author who is sending a new query, but who previously submitted a novel to to another agent who requested chapters and ultimately declined, please do say so in your query letter.
If I like your query, I will ask for the first five chapters and a complete synopsis. For my purposes, the synopsis should include the full plot of the book including the conclusion.
KT Literary does not accept snail mail queries at this time. If you have an aversion to email, perhaps we’re not the best agency for you. We also do not accept pitches on social media.