Submissions

We’re thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young adult, and adult.

    Kate (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is currently closed to queries.
    Sara (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is currently closed to queries.
    Aida (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is seeking fiction in upper middle grade, YA, and adult, and select narrative non-fiction.
    Chelsea (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction as well as select Adult projects.
    Hannah (Pronouns: She/They, Salutation: Mx.) is seeking young adult, middle grade, and speculative adult fiction.
    Hilary (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction.
    Jas (Pronouns: She/They, Salutation: Ms.) is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction.
    Kelly (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) seeks young adult and middle grade fiction, with a particular interest in projects by marginalized creators.
    Renee (Pronouns: She/Her, Salutation: Ms.) is currently closed to queries.

To query us, please select one of the agents at kt literary at a time. If we pass, you can feel free to submit to another. Please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to either

    Aida at aidaquery@ktliterary.com,
    Chelsea at chelseaquery@ktliterary.com,
    Hannah at hannahquery@ktliterary.com,
    Hilary at hilaryquery@ktliterary.com,
    Jas at jasquery@ktliterary.com
    or Kelly at kellyquery@ktliterary.com

For Aida, Chelsea, Hannah, Hilary and Kelly, the subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along with the title of your manuscript. For Jas, the subject line of your email should include the phrase “#OwnVoicesQuery” or “Underrepresented writer query” along with the title of your manuscript. Queries should not contain attachments. Attachments will not be read, and queries containing attachments WILL be deleted unread. We aim to reply to all queries within two weeks of receipt. For examples of query letters, please feel free to browse the About My Query archives on this site.

In addition, if you’re an author who is sending a new query, but who previously submitted a novel to us for which we requested chapters but ultimately declined, please do say so in your query letter.

If we like your query, we’ll ask for the first five chapters and a complete synopsis. For our purposes, the synopsis should include the full plot of the book including the conclusion. Don’t tease us. Thanks!

We are not accepting snail mail queries at this time. If you have an aversion to email, perhaps we’re not the best agency for you. We also do not accept pitches on social media.

Aida’s MSWL can be found on the blog. Chelsea’s interests can be found on the ktliterary blog. Hannah’s interests can be found on the blog as well as on Manuscript Wish List. Hilary’s interests are detailed in a recent interview. Jas’s interests can be found on the ktliterary blog. Additional information about Kelly’s interests can be found on her website www.penandparsley.com.