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.
Maria Alcantara is a literary agent with the ArtHouse Literary Agency. Maria graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a Degree in English and Digital Studies. Getting her start as an editorial intern and a #RevPit First Reader, Maria has curated a particular taste for the kinds of books she aims to help bring to the masses. When she’s not working as a software engineer, you might find her cuddled up with her orange tabby and a good thriller.
Maria is looking for New Adult Upmarket Literary Fiction and is particularly interested in Women’s Fiction. She loves to cozy up with a good Mystery full of complicated characters and page-turning plot twists. She is no stranger to antiheroes and moral conflicts and loves stories with characters and scenes that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. She is also most likely to be found reading Romances with cheeky characters and laugh out loud moments. If these novels are contemporary with Millennial leads, then that’s even better.
Examples of this genre currently on her bookshelf include: YOU by Caroline Kepnes, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas, Verity by Colleen Hoover, The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley, and The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.
What She Doesn’t Want: Westerns, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical, Children’s books.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Contemporary * Literary * Mystery * New Adult * Romance * Upmarket Fiction * Women’s Fiction *
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