New Literary Agent Alert: Katie Reed of Andrea Hurst & Associates

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Katie Reed of Andrea Hurst & Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.




About Katie: Katie obtained her Bachelor’s in English from California State University, Sacramento, but the most enlightening part of her college career was her internship with Andrea Hurst & Associates. There she discovered her passion for being part of the process that connects compelling stories with book-hungry readers. Katie resides in the small town of Durham, California with her incredible husband, her joyful son, and Snoodles, her loyal cat. Besides her addiction to reading, she is also a diehard Miami Heat fan and obsessed with all things Disney.

(What writing credentials will impress an agent or editor?)

She is seeking:

All areas of YA fiction, particularly:

  • Commercial, with a compelling hook and a protagonist who battles real life teen issues
  • Science fiction (soft)
  • Fantasy

Commercial and Literary Adult Fiction in the following genres:

  • Book Club Women’s Fiction
  • Science Fiction (soft)
  • Fantasy
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Contemporary Romance

(How long should you wait before following up with an agent?)

Nonfiction in the following genres:

  • Memoir/Biography with a strong platform
  • Self-help
  • Crafts/How-to
  • Inspirational
  • True Crime (I would prefer to avoid this unless it is high profile and current)
  • Parenting

How to contact: katie [at] Put “Query” in the subject line of your query. “Please include your query in the body of the email–no attachments. Do not send proposals, sample chapters or manuscripts unless specifically requested by an agent. They will not be opened or returned. Please indicate if you are simultaneously submitting to other agents. Give us some time to respond—in busy periods [or the holiday season] this may take several weeks.”


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