New Literary Agent Alert: Kathleen Zakhar of Harold Ober Associates

Reminder: New literary agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. This spotlight is for literary agent Kathleen Zakhar of Harold Ober Associates.





About Kathleen: Kathleen is an associate literary agent at Harold Ober Associates Inc. Hailing from the deserts of Tucson, Kathleen graduated with a dual degree in Creative Writing and Finance from the University of Arizona.  Having previously worked as a SEO content writer and arts reporter, Kathleen began her publishing career with internships at Jill Grinberg Literary Management, Foundry Literary + Media, and McIntosh & Otis. You’ll also find her on Twitter (@kzakhar).

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She is seeking: Kathleen loves all things YA and is also actively looking for adult science fiction, fantasy in all its varieties, historical fiction, and horror novels.  She enjoys quirky middle grade tales with captivating adventures and original voices, and will also accept picture books. Kathleen has a special place in her heart for sweeping love stories, magical realism, inventive world-building, repurposed folklore, dark comedy, and genre-bending novels.

How to submit: Kathleen accepts both paper and email queries. Via e-mail: Address to kathleen [at] with “Query: (Your Novel Title), (Author Full Name)” in the subject line. Please include a query letter, a 1-2 page synopsis, and the first 5-10 pages copied in the body of the e-mail. Attachments will not be opened. Via snail-mail: Include query letter, 1-2 page synopsis, 10-20 pages of the manuscript, and a SASE.


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