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Amanda Filippelli


Looking for: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, experimental work and genre benders, women’s issues Not interested in: romance, crime/detective

Editor-in-Chief of One Idea Press, Amanda specializes in both fiction and nonfiction. She is currently accepting pitches for manuscripts from most genres and of any length in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, but she is especially interested in women's issues. For nonfiction, Amanda is interested in innovative manuscripts that offer readers a fresh perspective and an interesting voice... and books about dogs. For fiction, Amanda is looking for risk-takers, boundary breakers, and genre benders! She is not interested in romance or crime/detective.

Stacey Graham

red sofa literary

Looking for: nonfiction (middle-grade with humor, adult romance)

Stacey Graham came to agenting from the other side of the literary divide as an author, screenwriter, ghostwriter, and freelance editor. As the ottoman at Red Sofa Literary Agency, she is looking for fun nonfiction (MG and Adult), MG with a great voice and sense of humor, and romance (Adult).



Laura Apperson

St. martins press

Looking for: fiction (adult and young adult: commercial, women’s issues, magical realism), nonfiction (narrative, memoir, health/lifestyle, cookbooks, gift, pop culture)

A native Atlantan, current New Yorker, I revel in mornings that contain good literature and endless amounts of coffee. Writing, for me, means telling a story truthfully and beautifully. At St. Martin’s Press, I have worked on a wide range of projects, from literary fiction and currents events to cookbooks and memoir, in both young adult and adult. I am actively seeking both nonfiction and fiction projects and looking especially for fresh voices that speak to real, everyday issues and bold stories that I can’t put down. It’s crucial that readers can identify with characters they see in books—so, diversity is essential. In nonfiction, I am seeking narrative, memoir, health/lifestyle, cookbooks, and gift & pop culture projects. In adult and YA fiction, I am seeking upmarket/commercial, contemporary, women’s, and magical realism projects.

In my free time, you can find me devouring as many books as I can, traveling somewhere new, or playing flute with my community orchestra in Brooklyn. Some of my favorite books include Emma by Jane Austen, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Marisa Corvisiero

Corvisiero literary agency

Looking for: contemporary romance, historical romance, women’s fiction, paranormal romance, science fiction romance, fantasy/adventure romance, romantic comedies. Not interested in: shifter stories, unnecessary gore, most dystopia, sparkling vampires

Marisa is currently seeking contemporary romance, historical romance, women’s fiction, paranormal romance, science fiction romance, fantasy/adventure romance, romantic comedies. She loves time travel, space, and science-heavy stories like The Martian. Marisa is always looking for a story with a good voice, well developed characters, and an interesting setting that takes the reader out of the norm. She is a big fan of complicated plots and serendipitous events. Gritty, dark, and sexy vampire stories welcome.

Currently not seeking: Not looking for shifter stories. Dystopian worlds are okay only if they are high concept and significantly unique. No unnecessarily gory stories. No silly or sparkling vampires.