New Literary Agent Alert: Laura Mamelok of Susanna Lea Associates

UPDATE 5/9/18: Laura Mamelok is no longer an agent at Susanna Lea Associates, and as such, her contact information has been redacted.

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Laura Mamelok of Susanna Lea Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.




About Laura: Laura Mamelok is a literary agent at Susanna Lea Associates ( , where she also sells foreign rights. Susanna Lea Associates, which has offices in New York, London, and Paris, represents a range of fiction and nonfiction, both commercial and literary. Laura joined SLA in 2009 and is based in New York. Prior to SLA, Laura worked as a literary scout for Maria B. Campbell Associates. She is a member of the Women’s Media Group.

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She is seeking: Laura is primarily interested in literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, and young adult fiction with crossover appeal. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, and memoir. She’s drawn to international stories and settings, in both fiction and nonfiction. Above all, she is on the lookout for fresh voices, strong storytelling, and original ideas. She is not seeking science fiction, fantasy, or romance.

Submission guidelines: Queries by email only to [redacted]. Please send a concise query letter, including email address, phone number, and any relevant information (previous publications, etc.), a brief synopsis, and the first three chapters and/or proposal. Please include the word “Query” in the subject of your email. She considers all queries received, but will respond only if interested.

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