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.
Mary C. Moore
Mary C. Moore is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She comes from a background in zoology. Her career in field biology took her all over, from Costa Rica to Maui, before moving to the San Francisco Zoo. But her love of books proved to be just as strong as her love of animals. She graduated from Mills College, Oakland with a MFA in Creative Writing and English and joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates in 2015, representing adult SFF. At the same time she moved north of the city and started a family, which rekindled a love for children’s literature. In 2019 she officially began agenting full time, opening her client list to all fiction genres and becoming a member of the Association of American Literary Agents.
She likes to work with clients long-term, and is comfortable representing multiple genres/age-ranges that an author is interested in, although prefers to begin a partnership in one genre before jumping to another.
She reads widely in all genres and age ranges; some recent favorites include Trust by Hernan Diaz, When you Trap a Tiger by Tae Kaller, Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao, The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor, and Hooked by Michael Moss.
She is currently hoping to find layered and deeply satisfying upmarket fiction, bookclub fiction with light speculative elements, smart female detective stories, whimsical middle-grade, and young adult that explores identity and culture.
Know that she, Lisa, and Dorian tend to share submissions internally, as they have a lot of crossover taste in SFF and kid-lit. All the agents of KC&A are in constant communication, so please try to query only one of us.
She does not represent screenwriting or self-published work. She does represent picture books, but only with clients who primarily write in older age ranges, so please don’t submit picture books to her. She is interested in select nonfiction, but odds are you’ll want to query Kimberley, Liz, or Camille for most nonfiction.
If you’re not sure your project is a fit, query anyway, she loves to be surprised!
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Crime/Detective/Police * Ethnic Fiction * Fantasy * Gay/Lesbian Fiction * General Fiction * Historical * Horror * Literary * Middle Grade Fiction * Multicultural Fiction * Mystery * Romance * Science Fiction * Thriller * Western * Women’s Fiction * Young Adult Fiction *
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