Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 21, 2015

Agent Looking to Build List


Laura Mamelok Literary Agent

Laura is seeking: Agent Laura Mamelok at Susanna Lea Associates is primarily interested in literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, women’s fiction, literary crime/thrillers, and young adult fiction with crossover appeal. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, memoir, and humor. She’s drawn to international stories and settings, in both fiction and nonfiction. Above all, she is on the lookout for fresh voices, strong storytelling, and original ideas.

About Laura: Laura Mamelok is a literary agent at Susanna Lea Associates, where she also sells foreign rights. SLA, which has offices in New York, London, and Paris, represents a range of fiction and nonfiction, both commercial and literary. Laura is French-American and has lived in both Paris and New York. She obtained her BA in comparative literature at Barnard College and her MA in comparative literature and film at Columbia University and the University of Paris 7. Prior to joining SLA in 2009, she worked as a literary scout for Maria B. Campbell Associates. She lives in Brooklyn.

Submission guidelines for Laura: Queries by email only to lmamelok [at] Please send a concise query letter, including email address, phone number, and any relevant information (previous publications, etc.), a brief synopsis, and the first three chapters and/or proposal. Please include the word “Query” in the subject of your email. She considers all queries received, but will respond only if interested.

Susana Lee Associates is always on the lookout for exciting new talent, but as we receive a large number of submissions, please help us by following the guidelines:

  • We do not consider poetry, plays, screen plays, science fiction, educational text books, short stories or illustrated works.
  • We are environmentally friendly: we only accept submissions by email. Please do not send manuscripts by post.
  • We do not accept queries sent by fax.

To submit your work, please send us the following by email:

  • a concise query letter, including your email address, telephone number, and any relevant information about yourself (previous publications, etc.)
  • a brief synopsis
  • the first three chapters and/or proposal

Text should be double-spaced and font size 11 or 12. Reading time is generally between 6 to 12 weeks. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt, offer editorial advice on material that we decline, or guarantee a response. We do not charge a reading fee.

Talk tomorrow,


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