New Literary Agent Alert: Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary

She is seeking: In adult fiction, she seeks upmarket literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir. In young adult, she seeks all subgenres except paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. She’s particularly interested in contemporary realistic stories, fast-paced mysteries, or lush historicals. She also seeks middle grade fiction. In nonfiction, she accepts humor books.
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About Saba: Born to Pakistani expatriates in Sri Lanka, Saba double-majored in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies at Wellesley and studied modern Persian Literature at the University of Chicago, where she got involved with editing the department’s academic journal. "And it finally hit me—working closely with writers to hone their craft; seeing a piece of writing from its inception through to its eventual publication; and advocating for what I believed was stellar prose worthy of recognition—this was my calling. So I interned at various newspaper and magazine publications, worked as an editorial intern at Sourcebooks, and then wound up at Talcott Notch, where I’m excited to begin my career as a literary agent. When I’m not reading, you’ll probably find me learning another foreign language, playing Scrabble, watching a Bollywood movie, or singing in the bathroom (the acoustics, am I right?)." Find her on Twitter: @agentsaba.

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She is seeking: In adult fiction, she seeks upmarket literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir. In young adult, she seeks all subgenres except paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. She’s particularly interested in contemporary realistic stories, fast-paced mysteries, or lush historicals. She also seeks middle grade fiction. In nonfiction, she accepts humor books.

Does not want: picture books, cookbooks, self-help books, diet books, military themes or travel writing.

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How to submit: Send a query to ssulaiman@talcottnotch.net and paste the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your e-mail. “If it's been longer than 8 weeks, feel free to follow up with me.” For more detailed and up-to-date instructions on how to query me, visit sabasulaiman.com

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