Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 24, 2019

Agent Hilary Harwell at KT Literary

Hilary Harwell

KT Literary

Hilary is currently open to queries. Please see submission guidelines before submitting!

Hilary joined the KT Literary team in 2016 to support office operations and assist with queries and manuscripts, and now acts as Associate Agent with clients of her own. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a degree in Anthropology and went on to work in the back office of a major Swiss Investment Bank for eight years before deciding to trade numbers for letters. When not reading or editing or writing stories of her own, Hilary likes to hike the Rockies with her family and dreams of one day owning her own horses.

She has a penchant for fully-developed characters who leap off the page and into her heart (even if they’re not always the most lovable), for tightly plotted stories that show her new ways to look at the world, for elegant prose, and for stories told from diverse perspectives so that more children and young people can find themselves inside the pages of the books we help create. She’s currently looking for middle grade and young adult projects both realistic and fantastic.

kt literary is a full-service literary agency operating out of Highlands Ranch, in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, where every major publishing house is merely an email or phone call away. We believe in the power of new technology to connect writers to readers, and authors to editors. We bring over a decade of experience in the New York publishing scene, an extensive list of contacts, and a lifetime love of reading to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Fun facts about Hilary:

She has three kids, two cats, and used to teach kids (not her own) how to ride horses. She’s a huge football fan – go Broncos, go Buffs! And she loves music. All types. It’s like air to her.  Favorite artists? Biggie, De La Soul, The Lumineers, Ray LaMontagne, Otis Redding.

Fun fact? She went to high school with John Mayer (yes, THE John Mayer), James Blake (former pro-tennis player), and Justin Long (actor).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to WAIT UNTIL AUGUST TO EMAIL.

To query me, please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to

The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along with the title of your manuscript. Please don’t send attachments; they frighten me. I aim to reply to all queries within two weeks of receipt.

Talk tomorrow,


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