Léonicka Valcius

Areas of interest:

Currently closed to submissions. Will re-open March 1, 2019! Please read the submission guidelines carefully as my process has changed.

As I build my client list, I will be co-agenting with senior literary agents at Transatlantic.

I am eager to work with people of color, including (but not limited to) trans people, disabled people, religious minorities, and queer folks.

Adult and Young Adult fiction: I like books I can read on a beach vacation — fun commercial fiction, romance that ranges from sweet to steamy, otherworldly fantasy, and sweeping historical fiction. For reference, my faves include Kevin Kwan, Alisha Rai, N.K. Jemisin, Philippa Gregory, Nicola Yoon, Marie Lu, and Elizabeth Wein. I do not represent literary fiction, mysteries or thrillers.

Middle Grade and younger: I love humour, adventure, and make believe. I also enjoy stories about children navigating their changing relationships with family and friends. I strongly prefer books with at least one human character. My faves include Jason Reynolds, Dan Santat, Dav Pilkey, and Christopher Paul Curtis. I do not represent picture books.

Non-fiction: At this time I am accepting non-fiction proposals by referral only.


Please submit your query using the online form. (Link will be active when I re-open). Include a query letter, bio, synopsis, and a 20 page excerpt.

If you are comfortable, please include your social and cultural identities in your bio, especially if you self-identify as a person of color.

If I do not reply in eight weeks, please assume I am not able to represent your project.