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New Literary Agent Alert: Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary

Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Maureen Moretti began her publishing career as an intern with several prestigious literary agencies before joining P.S. Literary as an associate agent. She holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California and attended the Columbia Publishing Course.

(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.)

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Seeking: 

Maureen is actively acquiring both nonfiction and fiction. Within nonfiction she is searching for narrative nonfiction, culture, history, biography, LGBTQ+, cookbooks, and lifestyle. Within fiction she is looking for women’s fiction, thrillers, LGBTQ+, romance, select science fiction, literary fiction and genre-bending unique voices.

Query guidelines: 

Send query to query@psliterary.com with the word "query," the genre and the agent’s name in the subject line.

Maureen Moretti

Maureen Moretti

Please limit your submission to just a query letter that consists of the following:

  • Paragraph One—Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.
  • Paragraph Two—Brief overview: This should read similar to back cover copy.
  • Paragraph Three—Writer’s bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (awards and affiliations, etc.).
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