New Agent Alert: Analieze Cervantes of Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

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Analieze Cervantes is a graduate from Cal State San Bernardino where she studied English: Creative Writing along with a minor in Screenwriting. She has also worked as an Editorial Freelancer for Independent Authors. She started her career as an intern at a New York literary agency and was mentored by Saritza Hernandez. She then joined the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency in 2020.

Analieze Cervantes

Analieze Cervantes

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Analieze is especially open to BIPOC and LGBTQ voices. She currently resides in Southern California with her five dogs.

Currently Seeking

As an agent for the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency, I am looking for character-driven books that grip me from the first page until the very end. I want fantastic world-building, a clear plot, and want to know your main character's desire by the time I get to page 10. Time shouldn't exist when I read your manuscript. I want to be hooked and pulled into your world. 

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Great writing is awesome, but your characters matter most to me. I want books that make me cry, laugh, and to feel connected to your main character. For thrillers, I want to be on the edge of my seat and have no clue on how your book is going to end. I want to vouch for your main character and cheer them on by the end of your story.


For young adult, I'm looking for sci-fi (a Dystopian feel, think Divergent, hacking, neurolinks, AI blend with reality); contemporary romance (think If He Had Been With Me and To All the Boys, a sweet romance that develops over time, I want to believe in love again); rom-com (a love story that provides comedic elements, meeting in a unique moment/setting); mystery (think Riverdale, twists & turns, should not give me any hints); paranormal (vampires, werewolves, blend of reality & fiction with a love story—but no zombies!); crime fiction (thorough investigation for murders and other cases, strong MC with a clear desire); LGBTQ (a love story that progresses over time, no triangles); and thriller/suspense (cliffhangers, want to be on the edge of my seat).

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For adult, I'm seeking physiological & domestic thriller/suspense (think Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter); mystery (twists & turns, want a surprise ending, should not give me hints on who "dun" it); contemporary romance (a love story that conquers all, no love at first sight); romantic suspense (a love story with suspense elements webbed in); rom-com (a love story that provides comedic elements, meeting in a unique moment/setting); paranormal (vampires, witches, etc. blend of reality & fiction with a love story—no zombies); sci-fi (soft sci-fi, blending the two worlds); and crime fiction (want to feel connected to the MC and clearly shows MC’s desire to solve a case).

I'm not looking for fantasy (though might be interested in magical realism); short story collections; inspirational works including religious overtones; picture/chapter books; erotica; nonfiction; memoir; graphic novels; horror (please nothing with zombies); Westerns; novellas; anything political; poetry; and screenplays.

How to Submit

If you would like to query me, please send your query letter, synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript at

I am not accepting emailed submissions.


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