New Literary Agent: Mackenzie Brady of New Leaf Literary - Writer's Digest

New Literary Agent Alert: Mackenzie Brady of Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency

She is seeking: Her taste in nonfiction extends beyond science books to memoirs, lost histories, epic sports narratives, true crime and gift/lifestyle books. She is particularly interested in projects with a strong narrative and a female bend. She represents select adult and YA fiction projects, as well. Her favorite novels are almost always dark, visceral reads focused on the complexities of being a human. Think Breaking Bad and The Wire but in book form. She also represents illustrators (with or without book projects of their own). In the end, all she wants is to be told a good story.
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Update 2016: Mackenzie Brady Watson (Mackenzie Brady) is no longer agenting with New Leaf Literary and is now at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. Her submissions and contact info have been updated below. 

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About Mackenzie Brady: Mackenzie began her publishing career as an intern at Fine Print Literary Management and Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She was an agent with Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and New Leaf Literary & Media before joining SKLA in 2016. In addition to being an agent, Mackenzie is also the programming chair for BinderCon (a professional development conference for women and non-gender conforming writers). She grew up outside of Philadelphia and is a graduate of Penn State University.

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She is seeking: Mackenzie focuses on narrative non-fiction for all ages and select Young Adult fiction. As a former research scientist, she has a great passion for science books, especially if they are historically driven or revolutionize current theory, as well as sociology, investigative journalism, food writing, memoir, health and wellness, and business books. She particularly appreciates work that sheds light on marginalized experiences and helps contribute to the cultural conversation. On the fiction side, she’s always on the lookout for an original voice and a lot of heart.

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How to submit: Please send a query letter and the first few (up to 10) pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of an email (not an attachment) to mbwquery@skagency.com.

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