The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Lisa Abellera Kimberley Cameron & Associates DO NOT QUERY – THIS AGENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONSQuery method(s): Online Form *
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This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Crime/Detective/Police * Ethnic Fiction * Family Saga * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * General Fiction * Historical * Horror * Juvenile Fiction * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Mystery * New Adult * Romance * Science Fiction * Suspense * Thriller * Upmarket Fiction * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
NONFICTION: Business * Middle Grade * Money/Finance *
Lisa Abellera is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She joined Kimberley Cameron and Associates in 2013 with a background in management, marketing, and finance. She has studied creative writing, design, and business, earning her BA in Strategic Management from Dominican University of CA and her MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco. In 2015, she was promoted to literary agent, and in 2020, she became an associate member of AALA, formerly known as AAR.
With adult and children’s fiction, Lisa responds to well-crafted prose with strong hooks and high personal stakes, complex and sympathetic characters, a tangible sense of place and lush world-building, multicultural aspects, and emotionally-immersive fiction that explores the human condition, especially within family and close relationships. Please take a look at her Manuscript Wish List (#MSWL) for a better idea of the stories she is looking for.
Lisa is committed to uplifting underrepresented voices and infusing more diversity and inclusion in books, so she is actively looking for strong female characters, diverse characters, and stories by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other authors who identify with marginalized or underrepresented communities.
Lisa is also looking to build her client list with limited nonfiction. With children’s nonfiction, she is primarily looking for middle-grade, prescriptive projects that are entertaining, informative, and inspire life-long-learning and curiosity in kids. With adult nonfiction, Lisa is only looking for prescriptive business books for women or by women.
Lisa does not represent memoir or nonfiction other than what is mentioned above, translations, poetry collections, picture books, early readers, screenplays or other works of drama, nor does she represent self-published or previously published books.
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