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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 looking for writers in these genres only: 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), Jason M. Hough (THE DARWIN ELEVATOR/ Del Rey) Jaleigh Johnson (THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS/ Delacorte) and Roni Loren (THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY/ Sourcebooks). 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 | Middle Grade
    Rebecca Roanhorse’s RACE TO THE SUN, about a seventh-grade girl named Nizhoni Begay and her brother who, aided by various Navajo gods disguised as relatives, must stay one step ahead of a shape-shifting monster as they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Hero Twins to save their family, to Stephanie Owens Lurie at Rick Riordan Presents, for publication in Fall 2019 by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Debut author K.D. Edwards's THE LAST SUN, the first in an Atlantis-inspired fantasy series pitched as a gay Green Arrow set in a Westworld-esque world, about the remaining heir to the Atlantean throne and his best friend who are tricked into hunting for a missing scion, to Rene Sears of Pyr, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in June 2018, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World English). Film/TV: kyau@paradigmagency.com Translation: rights@ktliterary.com

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    New York Times bestseller THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough
    Author:   Jason Hough
    Genres:   Science Fiction
    Publisher:   Del Ray/ 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 QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by New York Times bestselling author Jaleigh Johnson
    Author:   Jaleigh Johnson
    Genres:   Fantasy | Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Delacorte/ Random House
    Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it’s simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind. Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and—right before takeoff—sneaks aboard the airship. But Stella isn’t the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who’s determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . .


    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.


    MAJESTIC 12: INCEPTION by Michael J. Martinez
    Author:   Michael J. Martinez
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Skyhorse Publishing
    A team of superhuman covert operatives emerges from the ashes of World War II in a Cold War era paranormal espionage thriller from acclaimed genre-bender Michael J. Martinez. It is a new world, stunned by the horrors that linger in the aftermath of total war. The United States and Soviet Union are squaring off in a different kind of conflict, one that’s fought in the shadows, where there are whispers of strange and mysterious developments. Normal people across the United States have inexplicably gained paranormal abilities. A factory worker can heal the sick and injured. A schoolteacher bends emotions to her will. A car salesman alters matter with a simple touch. A former soldier speaks to the dying and gains their memories as they pass on. They are the Variants, controlled by a secret government program called MAJESTIC-12 to open a new front in the Cold War. From the deserts of Nevada to the palaces of Istanbul, the halls of power in Washington to the dark, oppressive streets of Prague, the Variants are thrown into a deadly game of shifting alliances. Amidst the seedy underbelly of nations, these once-ordinary Americans dropped in extraordinary circumstances will struggle to come to terms with their abilities as they fight to carve out a place for themselves in a world that may ultimately turn against them. And as the MAJESTIC-12 program will soon discover, there are others out there like them, some with far more malevolent goals.


    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.





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