Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 19, 2014

Agent’s wish List

Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literary

About Nikki: Nikki has degrees in English and International Relations and is a member of Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Some of her favorite writers include: Barbara Erskine, Diana Gabaldon, Cherry Adair, Karen Marie Moning, Steve Berry, Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Isabel Allende, Jewell Parker Rhodes and Tananarive Due. Readers can follow her at @HollowayLit and @AWomanReading, and read her blog at See the agency website here.

She is seeking: women’s fiction, southern fiction, multicultural literary fiction, upmarket African-American fiction, steam funk, romance (all kinds except category), military and espionage thrillers, historical fiction, nonfiction with a strong platform and academic assessments of popular culture. Additionally, Nikki seeks graphic novels, Manga, YA, MG and children’s picture books.

Nikki is especially interested in time travel, reincarnation, mythology, ancient civilizations, magical and animist realism, Japan, American history (especially hidden African-American history, interesting women in history, as well as the antebellum period, and the Civil and Revolutionary wars), the military (all branches, but especially the U.S. Marine Corp, Army and all Special Forces), espionage, martial arts, narrative nonfiction about food and beverage (especially organic food, wine and coffee), travel or expat life, international relations and foreign policy,and prescriptive nonfiction on spirituality, parenting, health and well-being.

Here is the Agencies Submission Wish List: You can click the links to read more.

We are accepting submissions.

Send us your query and the first fifteen pages of your novel  in the body of your email, or attach your non-fiction proposal as a PDF and email to the attention of:  Submissions Editor, at submissions @ holloway literary agency . com.  In the subject header, write:  Query: (insert your title/genre). You can expect a response to your query in one to two weeks. For nonfiction: send a proposal (and if relevant, link to related blog). Include a brief bio and social media links.

Please note, we do not represent previously published material.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Good morning Kathy,
    Just want to say thank you. I am very much interested in this one.


  2. You always offer such useful and interesting posts. I’m bookmarking this one!


  3. Hello Kathy, I included this link in my post today, “Writers, Got Novel? Here’s a Sample query letter to a literary agent that might help you sell it.” And I gave you a big shout-out. Your posts are so helpful! I found my agent via your site and sold my book to William Morrow/HarperCollins, so thanks again!


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