Amanda Panitch was recently promoted from agency assistant to associate agent at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin.
Before joining LMQ in 2012, she interned at Writers House and attended The George Washington University and New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute.
A writer herself, her first novel, Damage Done, will be released in July from Random House Books for Young Readers.
WHAT SHE WANTS: Amanda is only interested in Young adult and middle grade. In particular, she’d love to find a high fantasy set in a non-Western inspired setting. Other concepts she’d love to see in her inbox include a dark psychological thriller, a quirky mystery, a gorgeous literary contemporary, historical fiction set in a place or time not often explored in fiction, or anything featuring food as a main element. She is also drawn to generational spaceships, unreliable narrators, magical realism, the pre-Columbian Americas, the Amazon, close sibling relationships, and slow-burning romances.
Please query Amanda directly at amanda[@]lmqlit[dot]com, making sure to include the word “Query” in the subject line. For fiction, please also include your first 5-10 pages pasted into the body of the email. You should expect to hear back from Amanda within 2-4 weeks.
LIPPINCOTT MASSIE McQUILKIN is a full-service literary agency that focuses on bringing fiction and non-fiction of quality to the largest possible audience. We work closely with our clients at every stage of a project’s development, submission, and placement—staying involved in all issues of design, publicity and sales, long after the ink has dried on a contract, to ensure that the author’s needs are being met by his or her publisher.