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JESSICA SCHMEIDLER, FOUNDING LITERARY AGENT DBA Golden Wheat Literary 

Jessica's tastes are eclectic in genre and readership, and she represents everything from novelty board books to adult science fiction and political thrillers. 

 

Jessica is consistently drawn to: 

  • adventure and survival stories (of any readership) 

  • historical fiction that resonates with the present

  • fiction with literary elements (especially atmospheric nature or science elements, as well)

  • women's fiction

  • adult thrillers and suspense

  • nonfiction PBs (for fiction, it needs to have an emotional depth or relevance to 

  • Nonfiction: survival or journey memoirs, running (or other discipline-focused) devotionals, and something with a contemporary "victory garden" 

*Both Secular and/or Christian themes welcome.

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NICOLE PAYNE, LITERARY AGENT

Nicole is currently hoping to find...

  • Young Adult historical romance set in the Middle East.

  • Young Adult literary fiction about love, family and hope and will make me ugly cry.

  • Women's Fiction involving a Rosie the Riveter influenced story.

  • Adult contemporary about a cut-throat fashion industry and the romance that shouldn't be a priority over creativity.

  • Adult Action and Adventure that centers around elderly women putting down knitting needles and picking up nunchucks.

*Both Secular and/or Christian themes welcome.

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STEPHANIE CARDEL, LITERARY AGENT

Stephanie is only interested in PB, MG, and YA, but she loves all the genres within that readership range (except for dark fantasy; she's had enough of that for awhile). 

Stephanie prefers clean content and is currently on the lookout for 

 

  • Clean contemporary YA romance

  • Magical Realism 

  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopian (no dark epic fantasy at this time, please)

  • Mystery/Suspense

  • Children's fiction with true historical elements woven in

*Open to YA, MG, and PB writers who also write MG and/or YA.

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SUSAN NYSTORIAK, LITERARY AGENT

Susan is fond of charismatic characters, twisty plots, and happy endings.

 

Right now, she is particularly interested in finding

  • cozies with a snarky and spirited heroine

  • crossover adventure fiction with a touch of romance

  • time travel

  • characters who pursue their artistic/creative passions

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SABRINA LUNDBERG, LITERARY AGENT

Sabrina is open to any genre across all age ranges. She loves to learn and grow her perspectives--bonus points if she can laugh while doing it! 

Sabrina is looking for:

 

  • Stories that convey subtle wisdoms that teach something or leaves her perspective forever altered

  • Well-rounded characters with moral ambiguity 

  • Fantasies that are based on non-Western-European lore

  • Wordless picture books

For kidlit, Sabrina wants something that can be enjoyed by adults, as well. This could be via a relevant and profound realization, a vital reminder of what is important, something uplifting or inspiring in a realistic way, or simply by being funny! 

Note: Sabrina is a self-acknowledged science dork. Make sure if you use medical or other science-y elements, you get your facts straight. 

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