on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are five new agents actively building their client lists.
Olivia Maidment is seeking historical, commercial, crime, and reading group fiction, along with narrative non-fiction.
Sandra Pareja is looking for authentic, unconventional literary voices in fiction, non-fiction and sometimes poetry. She reads and edits in English, Spanish and Italian at a native level, and could tackle manuscripts in French, Portuguese and Catalan. She would consider works from other languages if they are attached to an English translator.
Laura Cameron is interested in plot-driven literary, upmarket and women’s fiction and research-based narrative non-fiction. She is also open to memoir with a strong voice and perspective. For children’s and YA, Laura looks for unique characters and imaginative stories that reflect contemporary culture.
Chelsea Hensley is seeking Middle grade and young adult fiction as well as select adult projects.
Lisa Amstutz is seeking nonfiction for all ages (preschool–adult), picture book and middle grade fiction, and picture book author/illustrators.
Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements can change.