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Full Agent Profile: Sara Megibow



NAME

Sara Megibow

AGENCY
KT Literary
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
saraquery@ktliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.ktliterary.com



FICTION GENRES
Science Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Young Adult | Erotica | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Sara is excited to read queries from writers with books in these genres: middle grade (all sub-genres), young adult (all sub-genres), romance (all sub-genres) and fantasy/science fiction for adults. She is a member of AAR, SCBWI, RWA and SFWA and speaks at conferences around the country. Her travel schedule is updated at: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow/
    • Always LGBTQIA+ Friendly!
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Sara does not represent screenplays, memoir, self-help, commercial fiction, picture books or any book that has been previously published.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • http://ktliterary.com/submissions/
    • This agency only accepts email queries
    • Email: saraquery@ktliterary.com with a query letter and the first 3 pages of the manuscript in the body of the email.
    • Please put the word QUERY and the title of book in the subject field of the email. Please include a weblink to the author website if available.

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Sara's clients include New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Rogerson (AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, Margaret K. McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster), Jason M. Hough (THE DARWIN ELEVATOR, Del Rey/ Penguin Random House) Jaleigh Johnson (THE DOOR TO THE LOST, Delacorte/ Penguin Random House) and Roni Loren (THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY, Sourcebooks Casablanca). She keeps a small client list and tries to answer professional questions on twitter as time allows at @SaraMegibow
    EDUCATION
    • Northwestern University
    • BA in Women's Studies, BA in Gender Studies and BA in American History


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Romance
    Author of BEWITCHING THE DRAGON, Jane Kindred's THE DRAGON'S HUNT, about an immortal Viking cursed to lead the Wild Hunt and the tattoo artist who reads the tapestry of fate in the ink on his skin, to Kayla King at Harlequin Nocturne, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Author of THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER, K Arsenault Rivera's SIXTEEN SWORDS, about a motley crew of sixteen infamous warriors who embark on a suicide mission to slay a traitorous god to Miriam Weinberg at Tor and simultaneously to Ryan Macgavin at Audible, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (world English). Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

    Fiction
    Nebula Award-nominated author John Stith's PUSHBACK, about a man who recognizes no one at his ten-year high-school reunion and soon realizes an unknown adversary wants him dead, to Andrew Burt at ReAnimus Press, for publication in 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (NA). Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Author of the forthcoming Trail of Lightning Rebecca Roanhorse's BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY, the first in an Anasazi-inspired epic fantasy series in which the great matriarchal clans of a prosperous cliff-city vie for power against a backdrop of political intrigue, celestial prophecies, rising rebellion, and dark magic, plus book three in the Sixth World series and an untitled novel, to Joe Monti at Saga Press, in a very nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2020, by Sara Megibow at kt literary (world). joe.monti@simonandschuster.com

    Fiction
    Casey McQuiston's RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE, a romantic comedy in which the son of the US President falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends, to Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books, for publication in 2019, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    New York Times bestseller THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough
    Author:   Jason Hough
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Del Rey/ Penguin Random House
    In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.


    THE BOURBON THIEF by international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz
    Author:   Tiffany Reisz
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   MIRA/ Harlequin
    Betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150–year–old mystery When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated the Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.


    THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY by New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren
    Author:   Roni Loren
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Berkley/ Penguin
    Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away. Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey. A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought...


    THE DOOR TO THE LOST by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
    Author:   Jaleigh Johnson
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Delacorte/ Penguin Random House
    There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home. Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Because magic doesn't die right away--it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it's beginning to poison people. Try as they might, Rook and Drift can't remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it's beginning to look like they're the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn't destroy them first.


    International bestseller THE COURIER by Gerald Brandt
    Author:   Gerald Brandt
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   DAW Books
    Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help. But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand. Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out....


    International bestseller THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
    Author:   Stefan Bachmann
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Greenwillow/ HarperCollins
    Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings—Peculiars—and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley—Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed. First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.


    New York Times bestseller AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret Rogerson
    Author:   Margaret Rogerson
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster
    A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel. Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


    A RED PEACE by Spencer Ellsworth
    Author:   Spencer Ellsworth
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   TOR
    A Red Peace, first in Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy. Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artifact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. An interstellar empire and the fate of the remnant of humanity hang in the balance. Spencer Ellsworth has written a classic space opera, with space battles between giant bugs, sun-sized spiders, planets of cyborgs and a heroine with enough grit to bring down the galaxy's newest warlord.


    THE WEIGHT OF ZERO by Karen Fortunati
    Author:   Karen Fortunati
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Delacorte/ Penguin Random House
    Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time is running out. In an old ballet shoebox, Catherine stockpiles medications, preparing to take her own life before Zero can inflict its own living death on her again. But Zero’s return is delayed due to unexpected and meaningful relationships that lessen Catherine’s sense of isolation. These relationships along with the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter Catherine’s perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence. This is a story of loss and grief and hope and how the many shapes of love – maternal, romantic and platonic – impact a young woman’s struggle with mental illness. This manuscript was awarded the 2014 SCBWI Work-in-Progress Grant in the Contemporary YA category. It was also named a finalist in the 2015 Tassey-Walden Awards Contest.


    THE TIGER'S DAUGHTER by K Arsenault Rivera
    Author:   K Arsenault Rivera
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   TOR Books
    Even gods can be slain The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach?but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests. Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.


    APOCALYPSE by Dr. Frederick Turner
    Author:   Frederick Turner
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Baen Books
    When the Earth becomes a maelstrom of storms and rising sea levels due to catastrophic climate change, some want to give up and call it a day for humanity. Yet there are also those heroic few who are determined to take action and do something about the impending apocalypse. These are the geo-engineers—men and women of creativity, knowledge and drive—who will do whatever it takes to save the planet. They will take on the challenge of bringing the planet back into balance. They will fiercely protect their work from the belligerent navies of two large nations— even if this means risking life and limb in a major sea battle. And with a new dawn of artificial intelligence on the horizon, these valiant few may make the difference between a future of human and A.I. enlightenment or a dark age of never-ending terror.


    WHAT GOES UP by Wen Baragrey
    Author:   Wen Baragrey
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Random House Children's
    What goes up . . . comes down on Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow's roof! Will a rogue NASA satellite crush her house before Robyn can set things right? Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow (yes, that's actually her name) has a target on her roof. Well, not a real one, but everything seems to land there: paper airplanes, lost kites, socks, cats, and once even a skydiver! In the town of Calliope, Robyn and her magnet roof are famous--for being weird. That wasn't such a big deal . . . until now! A rogue NASA satellite is falling out of orbit and is going to hit Earth. NASA says it will probably land in the ocean, but Robyn knows better--that satellite is headed for her roof. To make matters worse, Robyn discovers that she doesn't just have a fairy middle name. When her class reads A Midsummer Night's Dream, she learns that Robin Goodfellow is a fairy! Which means if the satellite flattens her, everyone will laugh at her name in the news stories. Robyn realizes what she needs to do: find her long-lost dad so he can help her change her name and protect her from the satellite! Both surprising and relatable, this middle-grade novel will have readers wishing they could move to the small town of Calliope, laugh with the larger-than-life characters, and race against the clock to save Robyn from NASA's mistake.


    THE GLAMOUR THIEVES by Don Allmon
    Author:   Don Allmon
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Riptide Publishing
    JT is an orc on the way up. He’s got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He’s even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day. Then Austin shows up, and the elf’s got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He’s also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn. Soon JT’s up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain’t just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with JT—this time as more than just a friend—and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.


    THE LAST SUN by K.D. Edwards
    Author:   K.D. Edwards
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Pyr Books
    In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court. In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?


    TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse
    Author:   Rebecca Roanhorse
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Saga/ Simon & Schuster
    While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive. Welcome to the Sixth World.


    LOVE GAME by Maggie Wells
    Author:   Maggie Wells
    Genres:   Romance
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca
    She's earned her position Kate Snyder is at the top of her game. She scored her first national championship at Wolcott University in her undergrad days, and now she's the coaching legend of the #1 college women's basketball team. No one knows the meaning of the phrase "work your way up" better than Kate. So when the university hires a football coach trying to escape scandal?paying him a lot more than she earns?Kate is more than annoyed. He just sailed into his Danny McMillan had hoped for a smooth transition at Wolcott, but the fiery Coach Snyder made that impossible. Every time he and Kate are in a room together, snark and sparks fly. Danny gets her frustration, but her pay grade isn't his problem, right? When Kate and Danny finally see eye to eye, their sparks turn into something even hotter...and they need to figure out if this is more than just a game.





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    Publishers Marketplace:
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow/
    Manuscript Wish List:
    http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/sara-megibow/
    On twitter:
    @SaraMegibow
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