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.
Madeline Shellhouse is a literary agent with Ultra Literary. Madeline joined Ultra after several years in the foreign rights department at Folio Literary Management. She is dedicated to placing Ultra’s authors with the best possible international publishers, working with an extensive network of co-agents around the world.
In addition to representing Ultra’s titles abroad, Madeline is building a select list of young adult and middle grade titles. She is a voracious reader with broad taste, seeking books in the YA and MG space with compelling writing that make her look at the world a little differently or introduce her to a new perspective.
She loves fantasy and retellings of classic stories, and is especially looking for those stories from underrepresented voices. Some of her favorite books and series include Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Starfish by Lisa Fipps, Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian, Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, and so many more that it was very hard to stop the list there.
Madeline grew up in Colorado, and is happiest when curled up with a good book—ideally surrounded by mountains. She has a BA in English from the University of Miami, and an MA in English from the University of Colorado–Boulder.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Middle Grade Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
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