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New Literary Agent: Samantha Dighton of D4EO Literary

She is seeking: Sam is looking for character-driven stories with strong voice. She likes characters who are relatable yet flawed, vibrant settings that take on a life of their own, and a story that lasts well beyond the final page, generally falling within the categories below: Literary fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery/suspense, Magical realism, Psychological thrillers, Young adult (realistic), Narrative nonfiction.

Reminder: New literary agents are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. This spotlight is for agent Samantha Dighton of D4EO Literary.

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About Samantha: Samantha Dighton joined D4EO Literary in September 2012. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with degrees in Writing & Rhetoric and Dance Theory & Performance Studies. Prior to joining D4EO, she worked at The Sagalyn Agency and as a reader for Curtis Brown. She is based in Washington, D.C.

She is seeking: Sam is looking for character-driven stories with strong voice. She likes characters who are relatable yet flawed, vibrant settings that take on a life of their own, and a story that lasts well beyond the final page, generally falling within the categories below:

(Should You Sign With a New Literary Agent? Know the Pros and Cons.)

-Literary fiction
-Historical fiction
-Mystery/suspense
-Magical realism
-Psychological thrillers
-Young adult (realistic)
-Narrative nonfiction

Please no science fiction, paranormal/urban fantasy, or bodice-ripping romances (though romantic subplots are always welcome!)

(Don't despair, sci-fi writers! See our growing list of agents who represent science fiction here.)

How to contact: E-queries only. Send to samantha [at] d4eo.com. Paste the first 10 pages in the body of the email, below your query. Please include “Query: [Title]” in the subject line.

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