Samantha Haywood

representing adult authors

Samantha Haywood is only receiving submissions on referral for her author client list. And she is also co-representing select author clients with various Transatlantic agents such as Marilyn Biderman, Jesse Finkelstein, Rob Firing, Stephanie Sinclair,  and Trena White.

Plurality of voices, stories and authors of all backgrounds are encouraged! Originality and diversity in my client list is the objective.

Fiction Mandates: Literary fiction and upmarket commercial fiction. Getting more specific, yes to: literary thrillers and upmarket mystery, historical fiction, smart contemporary fiction, upmarket women’s fiction and cross-over novels (but no young adult novels unless they have adult trade potential as well).

Non-fiction Mandates: Narrative non-fiction preferred, especially on culturally relevant topics. Some examples: investigative journalism, politics; women’s issues; memoirs (must be truly original or well-known subjects); environmental issues; historical narratives handled in refreshing ways; sexuality/gender, and true crime with societal implications. Essentially, I’m looking for a strong narrative drive and distinctive voice at all times.

Graphic Novels (fiction/non-fiction): Preferably full length graphic novels, although story collections will be considered. Memoirs, biographies, travel narratives and other nonfiction graphica also welcome.

Guidelines: Submissions queries via email only. Authors are encouraged to email a cover letter with an sample/excerpt of the book in question. Please submit a maximum of 20 pages. Do not submit as an attachment. Embed the sample/excerpt into the email after the cover letter. Graphic novel submissions may include an attachment. Please submit an author bio/publishing history and a synopsis. Please note if other agents are also considering the project.

Due to the volume of submissions received, replies will be sent on behalf of Samantha Haywood for only those submissions being actively considered.

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