New Agent Alert: Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Kristin Nelson, of Nelson Literary in Denver, has announced that her long-time assistant, Sara Megibow, is now a full acquiring agent. Sara has worked with Kristin for some time (and therefore has probably learned everything she ever needed to know about agenting), and has helped sell several books.

Below you will find Kristin’s
“wants” in terms of fiction:

Science Fiction and Fantasy – This is probably my all time favorite genre. For me, it is important to create a vivid, intense world that is incorporated seamlessly into an engaging story with complex characters. Here are some recent reads which I feel capture these qualities: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik.

“Romance – I love super sexy, intelligent romances. My favorite authors are Sherry Thomas (I know, I know, I’m biased) and Pamela Clare (everything she’s written). I’m a romantic, so about any subgenre works for me (except inspirational) as long as the writing is superior and the characters are solid.

“Young Adult and Middle Grade – I have to admit, vampires and werewolves are not top on my list right now. I know it can still be done, but I am secretly on the look-out for books set in the real world (with a multicultural spin or a historical spin would be great).

“Finally, that all-encompassing genre of commercial fiction. For me, just about anything goes as long as it’s well written. I couldn’t put down Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianne Franklin. Bring on the historicals and the multiculturals in this area too.”


Sara Megibow

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  1. Debi Hill

    Sara ~

    You sound like a breathe of fresh literary agent air! I will be sending you a query. All the best to your success in these difficult economic times. Napolean Hill said it is during just such times that opportunities – if looked for – present.


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