The following is a roundup of new publishers and agents announced in 2021. Each was mentioned in a 2021 issue of The Hot Sheet at the time of the announcement.
New traditional publishing imprints (Big Five)
Remember that Big Five houses typically require an agent if you want your project to be considered; they don’t accept unsolicited submissions.
Simon & Schuster
- New lifestyle imprint: Simon Element will be part of the Atria division and publish 30 to 40 titles every year. An executive told Publishers Weekly, “Elements are the foundational materials that life is built upon. … Whether someone wants to prepare a delicious meal, nurture a deeper personal relationship, or adopt healthier habits, Simon Element will have books from authorities with the expertise to guide them on their way.”
- Black celebrity imprint: The new imprint, 13A, is dedicated to publishing Black voices in culture and politics; the imprint’s name refers to the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery. First titles will release this month, starting with a revised edition of Patti LaBelle’s cookbook LaBelle Cuisine. Publisher Charles M. Suitt says 13A is “a home for authors who have achieved success in multiple arenas, often preceded by a journey on the road less traveled. Our list is populated by books with stories that matter, that are meant to inspire and, I hope, encourage readers to aspire to follow their dreams.”
- New eponymous imprint at Scribner. Marysue Rucci Books will launch with a Summer 2022 list; Scribner publisher Nan Graham says in a press release, “Her facility and flair as an editor of bestselling suspense, literary fiction, and memoir will complement and build upon areas of publishing in which Scribner has historically excelled. Marysue’s appointment also marks her return to the house where she worked as an editorial assistant and was crucial in Scribner’s acquisition of New York Times–bestselling author Kathy Reichs.” Learn more.
Penguin Random House
- Random House’s Ten Speed Press launches 4 Color Books. Author Bryant Terry will be editor in chief of the new line; his previous books include Afro-Vegan and Vegetable Kingdom. 4 Color Books will work with BIPOC chefs, writers, artists, activists, and innovators on illustrated nonfiction books. Learn more.
- From Hachette UK: Brazen is a new imprint that will publish “books to embolden.” The first book is a debut literary novel by Claire Lynch; the second book is a narrative nonfiction title on motherhood and mental health by Frankie Bridge. Learn more (subscription required).
- UK’s Octopus launches mass-market nonfiction list. The new initiative (as part of Hachette UK) will target “defined communities of potential readers, whether it’s a trusted household name with a core community of fans, a cult voice or online platform star with an intimate knowledge of their audience, or a book that taps into a conversation shared among a like-minded group of people.” Learn more at The Bookseller (subscription required).
- New fiction imprint. Harper Muse will be based in Nashville and publish women’s fiction, historical fiction, and southern fiction, with stories that resonate with Millennial and Generation X readers. It will start with three titles in 2021 and seven in 2022. Its first title will be Patti Callahan’s Once Upon a Wardrobe, coming this fall. Learn more.
- A new gift book imprint. Harper Celebrate will publish celebratory, seasonal, and lifestyle books, with first titles expected in fall 2022. The line is looking to acquire “daily readers, lifestyle books, journals, photography-driven books, literary graphic novels, hospitality, home decorating, organization, and crafting; poetry, personal time management, and mindfulness; and occasion-focused titles such as holiday celebrations, graduation, and gifts for special persons.” Learn more.
- Harlequin expands into middle-grade publishing. Harlequin’s Inkyard Press, a YA imprint, is now releasing middle-grade titles, starting in 2022. They will focus on “action-packed, thoughtful books with ongoing series and brand potential in the humor, fantasy, and adventure categories, with a commitment to including stories centered on marginalized characters.” Learn more.
- An imprint for children’s nonfiction books: Neon Squid Books is a new London-based imprint “dedicated to publishing gift nonfiction books that make complex topics—from medicine to archaeology—accessible and exciting for children.” The first titles will release this year. Learn more.
- A new nonfiction imprint led by Melinda French Gates. Starting with three titles in 2023, Macmillan’s Flatiron Books is launching a nonfiction imprint, Moment of Lift Books, led by Melinda French Gates. The goal: to advance equity for women and girls. Gates recently released her own book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World; when her publisher asked her about doing a second book, Gates said she wanted to promote other voices. Gates says, “Moment of Lift Books will publish visionaries who are helping ensure women’s voices and perspectives are not left behind. I hope their stories will inspire readers to join in the global fight for equality.” Learn more in Town & Country.
Beyond the Big Five
- Wattpad establishes a contemporary fiction imprint. W by Wattpad Books will publish new adult fiction, all based on stories that originated on the Wattpad platform. Wattpad started publishing YA novels in 2019, with 36 titles released so far; the new adult imprint will begin with five titles by romance authors in February 2022. Ashleigh Gardner, deputy general manager at Wattpad Studios/Publishing said, “W by Wattpad Books is the next step in the natural evolution of our publishing program. Over and over we’ve seen fans age up with the genres they love, following their favorite authors and stories to new adult settings in college or the workplace.” Read the press release.
- Bestseller Anna Todd launches a fiction imprint at Wattpad. The new imprint, Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books, will publish Todd’s books as well as those by established and emerging writers of commercial fiction. Learn more about Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books.
- Kensington launches cozy mystery imprint. Kensington Cozies will launch at the end of this year and feature stories with “little-to-no violence, profanity, or sex; likeable amateur sleuths; tight-knit communities; and series arcs that allow the protagonists to grow in their professions and relationships.” Kensington’s existing cozies will be folded into the new imprint.
- Zero Street: a new LGBTQ+ imprint. The University of Nebraska Press is launching Zero Street Fiction, an imprint that will focus on literary fiction and short story collections written by LGBTQ+ authors and featuring LGBTQ+ characters and/or themes. Learn more.
- New York’s Gagosian gallery launches new imprint. The influential art gallery is collaborating with author Emma Cline on Picture Books, a publishing imprint that will pair authors with visual artists on individual books. Inaugural titles will be Ottessa Moshfegh’s My New Novel, alongside artwork by Issy Wood, and Percival Everett’s Grand Canyon, Inc., featured with art by Richard Prince. Cline said, “Picture Books creates a space for a new kind of dialogue between art and fiction. While writers often engage with art and artists in the form of a catalogue essay or a critical review, there was no equivalent platform for artists to respond to a work of fiction.” This is not Gagosian’s first publishing initiative; the gallery already publishes several dozen titles a year. Learn more.
- Embla Books launches in the UK. An imprint of Bonnier Books UK, Embla is a digital-first imprint that will publish commercial genre fiction. It’s being led by an editor who formerly worked at Amazon Publishing. Learn more.
- UK’s Welbeck Publishing launches Mountain Leopard Press. The new imprint will focus on translated literature plus a selected few outstanding authors writing in English from around the world. They are not accepting unsolicited submissions.
- Wavesback: a new digital-first publisher of fiction. The UK-based operation will publish both commercial and literary fiction, beginning with A Numbers Game by debut crime author RJ Dark. The publisher is currently open to submissions. Learn more (but fair warning: you might get motion sick).
- New imprint for short literary fiction. Seventy2One will publish novellas, short story collections, and other brief works. The maximum length of any work will be 70,000 words; the minimum word count is 1,000 words. The imprint is a division of Massive Overheads Productions, based in the UK. Learn more.
- UK-based Sweet Cherry Publishing launches two imprints. One imprint, Clock Tower, will publish fiction for all ages by underrepresented and diverse authors. The other, Cherry Stone, will bring literary classics to a modern audience. Learn more.
- Patrick Rothfuss launches Underthing Press. Grim Oak Press, a small press, has partnered with Patrick Rothfuss to create a new imprint, Underthing Press. The first project will be Digger: The Complete Collection by Ursula Vernon. Rothfuss has written a new foreword for the book and will sign the limited and lettered editions along with Vernon. Rothfuss said in a press release, “We’re in talks with several folks to bring their books back into print, or in other cases, to make a beautiful specialty edition of a book I particularly love. And I’ll have my own projects too, of course.”
Fiction and nonfiction
- Grove Atlantic partners with Roxane Gay on new imprint. Roxane Gay Books will accept fiction and nonfiction and also take unagented work—until it becomes too overwhelming, Gay admitted in an interview with The New York Times. The list will be modest to start: three books per year. Grove is one of the country’s preeminent literary publishers and also Gay’s fiction publisher. There will be a minimum advance for each book, although neither the publisher nor Gay will reveal what that amount is.
- Chicago’s Seminary Co-Op Bookstore launches two imprints. The first imprint, Offsets, is in partnership with Northwestern University Press and will focus on new translations, out-of-print titles, and works about the South Side of Chicago. The second imprint, Ode Books, is a collaboration with Prickly Paradigm Press (a Chicago publisher) that will focus on the culture of books and bookselling. Learn more in Publishers Weekly.
- Three new imprints at Zando. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Lena Waithe (screenwriter and producer) will become publishers of their own imprints at Zando, an independent publisher, which will release its first titles in 2022. In a model not dissimilar to that of Zibby Books, the authors involved stand to earn a revenue share from successful books and will participate in the entire publication process, including marketing and promotion. Late in 2021, Zando also announced Get Lifted Books, a partnership with Get Lifted Film Co., led by John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius. The imprint that “will leverage their significant reach to identify, develop, and promote new voices and storytellers.” Learn more.
- UK’s Unbound launches a new imprint for debut writers of color. Unbound Firsts will take on two writers of color every year for a debut work of either fiction or nonfiction. Unbound is a crowdfunded publishing house that reaches about 300,000 readers who support projects through donations, subscriptions, patronage, and book purchases. Writers must submit a one-page synopsis and their first 10,000 words to be considered. Learn more.
- Tyndale launches health and wellness imprint. Evangelical publisher Tyndale House is launching Refresh with six to eight titles per year. Executive publisher Jan Long Harris told Publishers Weekly, “Tyndale Refresh books will be valuable to people of strong faith and no faith, but they will be unapologetic in affirming that faith is a healthy and essential part of balanced wellness.”
- Post Hill Press launches SALT Books. Post Hill Press has partnered with Anthony Scaramucci on an imprint named for the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, aka the SALT Conferences. Their first book is by Scaramucci, The Sweet Life with Bitcoin. SALT Books expects to publish two or three titles a year on finance and investment. Read the press release.
- Daily Wire launches conservative imprint. The conservative media outlet Daily Wire has started a publishing imprint, DW Books, that will begin publishing in spring 2022. One of its first titles: a book by one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. The author had previously signed with Post Hill Press, but Simon & Schuster—who distributes Post Hill—announced it would not distribute that specific title. The author then pulled out of the deal to explore other publishing options. Other Daily Wire authors include Ben Shapiro (co-founder of Daily Wire) and former Mandalorian actor Gina Carano. DW Books will be distributed by Ingram’s Two Rivers. Two Rivers distributes several dozen small publishers, including Diversion Books, Harvard Business Review Press, Spiegel & Grau, The New Press, and Welbeck.
- Canelo launches Canelo History. UK-based fiction publisher Canelo is launching a new nonfiction imprint, Canelo History. The program will start with three books a month and focus on reissuing classic works in addition to originals—including military history, military memoir, true crime, and conspiracy stories, among others. Learn more at The Bookseller (subscription required).
- Bonnier Books UK launches music imprint. Nine Eight Books launches in November and “will provide a year-round publishing home for broad, bold, and entertaining musical perspectives. Working with some of the world’s greatest artists and writers, the Nine Eight list will include memoirs, social histories, genre explorations, and first-person oral narratives where music is always the heart of the story.” Learn more at their site.
- UK’s Bluemoose launches a nonfiction list. Established in 2006, Bluemoose is an award-winning independent publisher of adult fiction. In summer 2022, Bluemoose will begin publishing nonfiction.
- Bonnier Books UK launches Heligo Books. Heligo Books will publish business books starting in 2022, with titles already acquired from Jewel Burks Solomon, Rupal Patel, and Simon Lancaster. A press release said, “The imprint will publish a broad range of content from blue-chip business royalty to Gen Z entrepreneurs aimed at curious readers, business leaders and everyone in between—targeting audiences and age groups typically underserved by the genre.”
Children’s and YA
- Scholastic launches BIPOC line for young readers. Bright Brown Baby publishes board books and pictures books that center Black and brown children and families. Learn more.
- InterVarsity Press launches new imprint. Evangelical publisher InterVarsity Press has established a new imprint, IVP Kids, due to the growth in the children’s book market. Its first titles will also release this fall. Learn more.
- Welbeck launches a global English language imprint. Welbeck Publishing Group and Mosquito Books of Barcelona are launching Orange Mosquito, which will publish 20 children’s and YA titles per year. Learn more at The Bookseller (subscription required).
- New children’s imprint from Sourcebooks. Hometown World is an illustrated children’s book imprint that gathers Sourcebooks’ efforts in producing customized regional picture books, which have sold more than 9 million copies total. Learn more.
- Peachtree Publishing launches YA fiction imprint. Peachtree Teen, coming in summer 2022, will release nine to 12 new titles a year. Its first three releases are from debut authors in different genres: magical realism in verse, post-apocalyptic horror, and contemporary love story. Learn more.
- Mango Publishing partners on a new children’s imprint. One of the fastest growing independent publishers in the US, Mango has partnered with Woo! Jr. to launch DragonFruit. The imprint will focus on kids’ activity books and other nonfiction—“very fun and high quality and kind of nutritious.” Learn more in Publishers Weekly.
- New children’s imprint at Astra house. Astra Publishing House is launching a children’s book imprint in fall 2022 that will target ages newborn to 12, focusing on illustrated titles. It will be led by a former editor from Random House and HarperCollins. Learn more in Publishers Weekly.
- Merriam-Webster launches children’s imprint. Merriam-Webster Kids will launch in fall 2021 and be focused on word books for kids of all ages. The first book in the series, Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, is for those aged eight to 12 and includes not only 366 words but also illustrations, “zany stories,” and 12 audio downloads featuring celebrity narrators. Another launch title will be Merriam-Webster’s 150 First Words, “the perfect welcome gift for any baby.” Read the press release.
- UK’s Quarto launches Happy Yak. The new children’s imprint debuts this summer with board books, picture books, and more for children up to seven. Learn more at their site.
- Santa Monica Press will start publishing books for teens. Santa Monica is known for adult nonfiction but starting next year will begin releasing a mix of YA fiction and nonfiction. Publisher Jeffrey Goldman has particular interest in YA memoir. He told Publishers Weekly, “Working with teens in the classroom, I have seen the impact memoirs can have on readers when they realize that authors have gone through crises similar to those they are battling themselves. If not life-saving, this reading experience can be life-changing.”
- Rocket Bird Books launches in the UK. Rocket Bird Books, an imprint of Barrington Stoke, will focus on picture books “with no limits.” Beginning in 2023, it will release 10 picture books, both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.
Comics and graphic novels
- Legendary Comics launches a YA graphic novel imprint. Legendary Comics YA will be part of the larger Legendary Entertainment business, founded in 2000 as a film production and financing company. Company executive Robert Napton sees an opportunity to attract new and older readers who’ve been brought into the category by manga. “It seems a natural progression to take the spirit of YA fiction and bring that to graphic novels now that different types of stories are more widely accepted in the US graphic novel market.” Learn more in Publishers Weekly.
- New YA and middle-grade graphic novel imprint. Skybound Entertainment—an imprint of Image Comics—is launching Skybound Comet in 2022 to publish original graphic novels for the YA and middle-grade market. Learn more.
- Wattpad and Webtoon launch graphic novel imprint. Webtoon Wattpad Studios is launching Webtoon Unscrolled, a new graphic novel imprint that will bring previously digital-only Webtoon comics to bookstores. The imprint’s executive editor has worked previously for Marvel, Disney, and DC Entertainment. CEO of Webtoon Entertainment Ken Kim said in a release, “Webtoon has transformed the comics landscape, helping creators find new fans all over the world. As the global leader in digital comics and IP, Webtoon’s storytelling technology and creators are fueling a Literary Creator Economy, ushering in a new era of publishing and entertainment. With Webtoon Unscrolled, we’ll bring some of the biggest names and undiscovered talent from Webtoon to bookshelves.” The books will be distributed in the US and Canada by Macmillan. Learn more.
- A new publisher of illustrated books. G Editions will focus on fine art and photography monographs as well as “author-centric” gift titles. Its submission guidelines suggest openness to book proposals for fine art, popular culture, fashion and photography, architecture and design, cooking and gardening, children’s interests, and lifestyle. Learn more.
- A new conservative publisher. The new effort, All Seasons Press, comes from two former Big Five editors—one from Simon & Schuster, the other from Hachette. They say conservative authors are finding it difficult to get published in the post-Trump era, and they have already signed book deals with two former officials in the Trump administration. The first list of four titles will release this fall and include books from Mark Meadows, chief of staff for Trump, and Peter Navarro, former White House adviser. All Seasons is handling its own distribution and says it has funding from “a well-established investment firm.” Learn more in Vanity Fair.
- A publisher focused on diverse communities: Starting in January 2022, Row House Books will publish six titles in the first year, 12 in year two, and 20 in year three. The company is distributed by Simon & Schuster. Their announcement promises “not only equitable but reparative processes around who gets published and how” with “a mission to support diverse communities” that includes the same terms for all of their authors: $40,000 advance with a 40 percent profit share. Read the press release.
- Zibby Books launches with an unusual business model. Founded by wealthy book influencer and podcaster Zibby Owens, Zibby Books will publish one book per month, focusing on fiction and memoir that’s targeted to book club readers. To market and promote its books, Zibby will call on its Book Champions, a group of bestselling and established authors who get an equity stake in the book and mentor the author from inception to publication. According to the site, these champions include authors such as Elin Hilderbrand, Emily Giffin, and Dani Shapiro. Zibby Books is also creating a profit-sharing bonus program, where 75 percent of profits will be evenly split among every employee and the program’s authors. This profit bonus will be paid out during authors’ year of publication and their first year of backlist, “as well as any years during which their book has outsized sales results.” And finally, Zibby will also hire “book lovers and fans on a hyper-local level to serve as sales ambassadors with built-in financial incentives.” So if you love to recommend books and have a flair for sales, maybe there’s a money-making opportunity here for you as well. For important context on Zibby Owens, we suggest reading this Vulture profile from 2019.
- Novelist Sara Gran has launched a publishing company, Dreamland Books, which will start by publishing Gran’s The Book of the Most Precious Substance. According to the press release, “Dreamland Books was born both out of Gran’s life-long love of books (and years of working with them as an author, collector, retail bookseller, and rare-book dealer) and her frustration with the increasingly corporate culture of the new, mega-conglomerate publishing houses. The goals of the press are both creative—to publish extraordinary books—and practical—to have more control over her own work, ensure it stays in print, and give other writers the same option for more creative and financial ownership of their work.” Dreamland Books is not open to submissions.
- Trump allies launch publishing house. Winning Team Publishing, recently established by Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump aide Sergio Gor, has just released Our Journey Together, a $74.99 ($229, signed) coffee table book that features photographs from Trump’s time in the White House. According to Gor, sales of the book have already exceeded 130,000 copies. Winning Team will also release Trump Jr.’s third book, and Gor says another bestselling conservative author will be added to the list soon. Gor told Politico, “Publishers have become stagnant in their ways. We are incorporating the best of business, data, politics, and media to reach a wider audience than ever before. We are striving to become the largest conservative publishing house.”
- New children’s publisher: Red Comet Press. Red Comet Press is a brand-new children’s publisher that will release three picture books and one illustrated novel for older readers this fall. The Brooklyn-based boutique publisher, founded by a longtime industry vet, is not currently open to submissions. Learn more.
New literary agencies and agents
- A Canadian literary agency. 5 Otter Literary is a Toronto-based agency representing authors and illustrators across a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. All three founders were previously at The Rights Factory.
- UK literary agency: Two Piers. Former Curtis Brown editor Rufus Purdy has launched an agency based in Brighton. Two Piers Literary Agency will represent writers from all over the world and sell into UK, US, and international territories. The agency is currently open to both fiction and nonfiction for adults and children.
- Catherine Cho establishes her own literary agency. Cho was previously with Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. She now runs Paper Literary, where she seeks debut fiction and nonfiction authors with stories that resonate in the US and UK.
- ArtHouse. Literary agents Latoya Smith and Felice Laverne have launched ArtHouse, which is dedicated to “pushing forward in the industry with diverse voices and perspectives. We help build and facilitate the careers of passionate writers who seek to provoke readers and worldviews in new and innovative ways.”
- UK-based literary agency: Bergstrom Studio. Abigail Bergstrom has founded a literary agency that includes a services arm—or “publishing consultancy”—that helps emerging writers build their brand and readership. Bergstrom charges hourly rates for IP development and brainstorm sessions to develop your book idea and pitch, as well as manuscript editing services. In the US, this mix of agenting, marketing, and editorial services under one umbrella would be considered an ethical gray area, but perhaps the UK market thinks about these things in a looser fashion. Curtis Brown UK, for example, runs a creative writing school, albeit under a different name and website, Curtis Brown Creative.
- Literary agency and services firm. BBH Literary is a publicity firm, literary agency, and editorial services company founded by David Bratt and Laura Bardolph Hubers. Both formerly worked at Eerdmans Publishing, a publisher of religious books and academic works in theology. They represent primarily nonfiction.
- Former publisher founds The Watermark Agency. Mark Tauber has launched The Watermark Agency to “develop and represent projects from writers, journalists, public intellectuals, authors, leaders, and credentialed experts in their fields to help them reach the widest possible audience, achieve critical acclaim, effect change—both collective and personal—and endure over time.” Tauber previously worked at Chronicle’s Prism imprint and Harper One and has been in the business for 25 years. Learn more.
- New agency: Hardy, June, & Moore. In the US, three book publishing executives—Doug Hardy (formerly at Random House), Gary June (formerly at Pearson and Dorling Kindersley), and Tim Moore (formerly at Pearson)—have formed Hardy, June, & Moore. The agency will focus on nonfiction and influencers.
- New UK literary agency: The Literary Office. In the UK, former Canongate publisher Jenny Todd is launching The Literary Office.
- New literary agency: Trellis. Three agents have founded Trellis Literary Management. They include Allison Hunter (from Janklow & Nesbit), Stephanie Delman (from Sanford J. Greenburger Associates), and Michelle Brower (from Aevitas Creative Management). The team also includes four other agents; together, they represent a wide range of literary, upmarket, and commercial fiction and nonfiction. Submissions are open.
- New UK literary agency: DunnFogg. The agency is founded by Jack Fogg, former publishing director of HarperNonFiction; and Ben Dunn, also a former publisher. DunnFogg will focus on adult fiction and nonfiction; submissions are open.
- Next Level Literary: J.L. Stermer, previously of New Leaf Literary, started Next Level Literary.
- Tasneem Motala joins The Rights Factory. In addition to agenting, Motala runs an #ownvoices literary zine. She is building a list of character-driven middle-grade and YA fiction by BIPOC authors. Learn more.
- Isabel Kaufman joins Fox Literary. Kaufman was previously an intern with Fox Literary in 2012. She then worked for several years as a freelance writer and editor and as a brand consultant in the luxury travel and lifestyle sector. She’s now returned to the business of agenting. Learn more.
- Michelle Hauck joins Storm Literary Agency. Author and contest organizer Michelle Hauck has joined Storm. She is accepting submissions for middle grade, young adult, and some adult genres. Learn more.
- Kathryn Willms joins The Rights Factory. Kathryn Willms has joined The Rights Factory and represents adult nonfiction. Previously, she was a freelance editor and a publisher at Iguana Books. Learn more.
- Emmy Nordstrom Higdon joins The Rights Factory. Higdon will focus on character-driven #OwnVoices projects. They were previously a bookseller and blogger. Learn more about what they’re looking for.
- Alina Mitchell joins MacGregor & Luedeke. Educator and author Alina Mitchell has joined MacGregor & Luedeke as a literary agent. She is actively looking for “nonfiction proposals, including memoir, biographies, how-to, elementary and secondary education topics, religion/spirituality, narrative nonfiction, and new perspectives in history, arts, and culture.” Learn more.
- Sera Rivers joins Martin Literary & Media Management. Rivers is currently accepting queries for middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels, as well as picture books. Learn more.
- Kima Jones becomes a literary agent. Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a literary publicity agency that’s well-known for its success in bringing attention to underrepresented authors. Now, she’s joined Triangle House Literary as an agent, where she avidly seeks the work of Black women writers. Learn more.
- T.S. Ferguson joins Azantian Literary Agency. Most recently, Ferguson was an editor at JIMMY Patterson Books. He’s seeking YA and middle-grade fiction across all genres that combines high-concept, hooky stories with standout writing and voice. Learn more.
- Eric Henney joins Brockman. Eric Henney has joined Brockman as an agent, focusing on research and expert-driven nonfiction. He was previously an editor at Basic Books.
- Barbara Jones joins Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. Formerly an editor at Henry Holt, Jones has joined the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. She represents both fiction and nonfiction authors, literary and commercial work. Learn more.
- Lauren Bittrich joins Lucinda Literary. Bittrich formerly worked as an editor at Pen and Press and Flatiron Books. She is looking for upmarket and literary fiction, psychological thrillers, voicey memoirs and essay collections, and select YA with a focus on underrepresented voices. She’s drawn to family sagas, stories with dark themes, and powerful narratives that encourage readers to confront difficult topics and realities. Learn more.
- Rachel Yeoh joins Madeleine Milburn. After interning since 2019, Rachel Yeoh is now an associate literary agent at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency. She is considering literary, upmarket, book club fiction, and narrative memoir. Learn more.
If you want to learn about such announcements every 2 weeks, consider a subscription to The Hot Sheet.