Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 13, 2019

Agent Looking for Clients – Garrett Alwert

Garrett Alwert, Associate Agent of Emerald City Literary

Prior to joining Emerald City Literary, Garrett graduated from Washington State University with a degree in business. He played professional baseball and worked as a contractor until he found his true passion in publishing. In 2016 he began interning for Mandy Hubbard then became Agency Assistant before being promoted to Associate Agent. A long-time book lover Garrett can be found reading just about anything he can get his hands on. He is currently co-representing multiple authors alongside Mandy Hubbard.

Wishlist: Middle Grade and YA. Garrett is looking for smart, funny, contemporary stories with fresh voices, a strong hook and awesome dialogue. He enjoys romance and stories that focus on friendship, family, and all the ways those relationships come together. He also likes well paced psychological thrillers as well as stories with unique story structures and timelines. He is actively looking for projects by POC authors or with LGBTQ+ themes.

Some of his favorite recent reads include SADIE by Courtney Summers, ALL OF THIS IS TRUE by Lygia Day Penaflor, TO BE HONEST by Maggie Ann Martin, THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender, THE WAY I USED TO BE by Amber Smith, THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson, LIKE WATER by Rebecca Podos, STAY SWEET by Siobhan Vivian, ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins, THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert, DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY by Adib Khorram, THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ by Amy Spalding, THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER by Ben Philippe.

How to submit: If you would like him to consider your work, please send your query, with the first 5 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email, to: Please put “ATTN: Garrett” in the subject line if it is intended for Garrett’s review.

Talk tomorrow,


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