Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 4, 2022

March Agent of the Month – Lauren Spieller

MARCH AGENT OF THE MONTH IS LAUREN SPIELLER AT TRIADAUS LITERARY

Please Note: This is a short deadline – March 17th

Literary Agent Lauren Spieller comes to TriadaUS with a background in literary scouting and editorial consulting. She has a sharp editorial eye and is passionate about author advocacy. Lauren is seeking Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction, as well as platform-driven non-fiction. Whatever the age category or genre, Lauren is passionate about representing diverse and underrepresented voices.

Middle Grade: Lauren is looking for high concept contemporaries, magical fantasy and kid-friendly sci-fi, exciting historical, and spooky horror! She’d also love to find a MG graphic novel, especially if it’s set in our real world. A few favorites: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, King and the Dragonflies, The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jonathan Auxier, Kelly Barnhill, and Natalie Lloyd.

Young Adult: Lauren is especially drawn to books with a strong voice and a great hook. She loves fantasy (all types!), contemporary, suspense/thrillers, and horror. She is a sucker for a smart genre-bending tale, and would love to see more romcoms. A few favorites: The Wilder Girls, Female of the Species, Jenny Han, Maggie Stiefvater, Julie Murphy, Leah Johnson.

In Adult: Lauren is seeking female-driven suspense/ thrillers (The Lion’s Den, Lucy Foley, Gillian Flynn, Oyinkan Braithwaite), immersive, upmarket SFF (Mexican Gothic, Gideon the Ninth, The Vanished Birds, Jade CityThe Ten Thousand Doors of January). She is also seeking hilarious RomComs (Dial A For Aunties, The Hating Game, and Red, White and Royal Blue), and unique non-fiction with an existing platform (Ijeoma Oluo, Jenny Lawson, Lindsey West).

Please send a query letter and your first ten pages with the word QUERY in the email’s subject line, along with the age category and genre (ex: QUERY MG Contemporary).
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EMAIL: lauren@triadaus.com PLEASE NOTE: Lauren is now closed to submissions. See March 11th post to submit a pitch in the comment section. See details on March 9th post.

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HERE ARE THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MARCH 2022 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUES:

In the subject line, please write “MARCH 2022 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” Example: Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you put your name, the title of the piece, and genre: a picture book, chapter book, middle grade, or young adult, Non-fiction, contemporary, historical, Sci-fi, fantasy, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

PLEASE name the Word document file by putting 2022 MARCH  – Your Name – Title of first page. Thank you.

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED! Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.

Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Sending it to my hotmail account will probably keep me from seeing it and including you in the running.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES: Your submission will be passed over if you do not follow the directions for both the pasted email and the attached Word doc. This is where most people mess up.

DEADLINE: MARCH 17th. – noon EST

RESULTS: MARCH 25TH.

CHECK BACK NEXT FRIDAY FOR PART ONE OF MY INTERVIEW WITH LAUREN.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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  1. Thanks, Kathy.

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