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  Natalia Aponte opened the Aponte Literary Agency after a long career in publishing that included working as a book buyer for a regional distributor, clerking in a bookstore, working in the marketing department of a major publisher, and editing manuscripts at Tor Books for over 20 years. Natalia and her colleague Victoria Lea accept submissions of any genre of mainstream fiction and non-fiction, but they especially seek women’s novels, historical novels, supernatural and paranormal fiction, fantasy novels, political and science thrillers. In non-fiction they look at any genre with commercial potential. What they consider most important, and certainly more important than genre, is that the writing be strong and fresh. Please see www.aponteliterary.com for more information.

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  Lisa Bankoff's (ICM Partners) list reflects a taste for literature combining narrative flair and original thinking. Clients include Nancy Horan, whose Loving Frank stoked renewed fervor for historical fiction; Carrie Brown, recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and author of The Stargazer's Sister, a 19th-century tale of female empowerment before its time; Nicole Kelby (White Truffles in Winter, The Pink Suit); Jennie Fields (The Age of Desire); Harriet Washington, recipient of the NBCC Award for Medical Apartheid, a history of medical experimentation on Black Americans; Thomas Dyja, whose Heartland Prize-winning history of Chicago,The Third Coast, was a New York Times Notable Book; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen Welsome (The Plutonium Files); and Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian and author of numerous bestselling books, most recently Rightful Heritage: FDR and the Land of America. The majority of current clients were unpublished prior to Lisa's representation and she selectively seeks new voices such as Martha Conway (The Underground River) who have a knack for making the past feel just a page away.
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  Malaga Baldi has been an independent literary agent since 1986. Baldi worked as a cashier at the famed Gotham Book Mart in NYC. She worked for two agents: the Candida Donadio & Associates and Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Nonfiction clients include Dan Callahan, Mary Cappello, Ray Coppinger, Glenn Kurtz, William J. Mann, Martin Moran, Tom Santopietro, and David J. Skal. Baldibooks topics include: airplane accidents, awkwardness, Barber's Adagio for Strings, biographies of Barbra Streisand, Alice and Eleanor Roosevelt, Bram Stoker and Kate Hepburn, breast cancer, casual dining, the history of dogs, drumming, engineering, the history of men's beards, moods, NYC garbage, Scientology, torture in Argentina, and the World Truth and Justice Commissions. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC with her family and black standard poodle. Twenty baldibooks are to be published in 2016. www.baldibooks.com.

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  Michelle Brower has represented the New York Times bestseller The House Girl by Tara Conklin; bestselling historical fiction author Hazel Gaynor; the Barnes & Noble Discover Pick The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler; and After Disasters by Viet Dinh, which was named a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Prize. After graduating from New York University with a MA degree in literature,  Brower began her career in agenting at Wendy Sherman Associates. Before joining Aevitas, she was a Senior Vice President at Folio Literary Management.

Brower represents fiction and narrative non-fiction out of the New York office of Aevitas. Her interests include book club fiction (a commercial concept with a literary execution), literary fiction (including with an element of genre), and smart women’s fiction. She also represents select young adult, middle grade, and memoir projects. Some of her favorite non-client writers are Emily St. John Mandel, Maggie Shipstead, Tana French, and Barbara Kingsolver.
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  Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a New York literary agency which works with all of the major U.S. publishers (and, through subagents, with most international publishers). He’s a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), the University of Chicago (M.A., Italian), and the University of Virginia (B.A. with High Distinction in English). As an agent, Jeff feels privileged to have the chance to learn an incredibly variety of new subjects, meet an extraordinary range of people, and feel, at the end of the day, that he’s helped to build something – a wonderful book, perhaps, or an author’s career. His authors include the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein), The Snow Child (a Pulitzer finalist; Eowyn Ivey), Widow of the South (Robert Hicks), and Mockingbird (Charles Shields), among other books. www.foliolit.com/jeffkleinman/
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Jill Marr is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, located in Del Mar, California. Before joining the publishing industry in 2001, she worked in radio and television and has a strong marketing and media background. Jill is interested in commercial and book club fiction, women’s and historical fiction. She specializes in mysteries, thrillers and would love to find more upmarket horror. She is also looking for non-fiction across the board by authors with a fresh, unique message and a solid platform.
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Gina Panettieri is the founder of Talcott Notch Literary Services, and has worked in the publishing industry for nearly 30 years as an agent, author and freelance editor. Some of the agency's best-known recent titles include NYT bestseller Orphan # 8 by Kim van Alkemade, WSJ bestseller War Shadows by Andrews and Wilson, and Hillerman Award-winner The Homeplace by Kevin Wolf. She is seeking historical fiction of all periods,  and for both adult and juvenile readers, but is more particularly looking for mysteries, women's fiction and epic military series in adult fiction and WWII- and Victorian-era juvenile fiction. 
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Cherry Weiner has been agenting since 1977.  She started out by handling science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She now handles all genres. Among the *all genres* she handles a good number of fairly well-known authors in the field of Romance, Mystery, Westerns, Native American novels and Historical novels covering all the various genres Only once in a while has non-fiction crept into the mix but no poetry, no children’s fiction and almost no Young Adult works.  If there is Y.A., then it is science fiction, fantasy or horror, and only by the authors she already handles in adult fiction. 

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