Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 26, 2022

Agent Jen Nadol – The Unter Agency

I’ve worked in publishing for nearly 15 years, first as a YA author with novels published by Bloomsbury USA and Simon & Schuster. In 2018, after a one-year editorial internship with a digital publisher, I joined The Unter Agency where I represent adult, middle-grade and young adult projects, both fiction and non-fiction.

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children’s, Commercial, Crime, General, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, True Crime

In fiction, my taste leans to commercial or commercial/literary stories, most often darker contemporary, thrillers, mysteries, magical realism, horror. I also love pacey rom-coms and women’s fiction with great character development. I’m not the best fit for fantasy (of any type) or younger middle-grade. I like some “science-y” SciFi (e.g., Andy Weir, Alan Glynn), but am rarely a match for SFF. I don’t represent picture books (except for existing clients) or chapter books. As a general rule, if there’s a dragon, “chosen one” or animal protagonist in the story or you’d describe it as satirical/offbeat/quirky, it’s probably not for me. I’d love to see more diverse content across the board and a fantastic mystery or thriller (or horror) with POC characters is top of my wishlist.

In non-fiction, I like memoir, narrative non-fiction, works that delve into the human psyche/behavior but am open to considering just about anything. That said, I’m not a good fit for anything super political, military, historical or academic. I’d also love to see a deep dive exploration of online dating/psychology of attraction.

Fun facts about me:

  • I love strategy games and am always up for hours of Settlers of Catan
  • I ski, hike, bike, kayak and love all manner of active exploration (I have 3 boys; it’s a survival strategy)
  • I grew up in eastern PA and lived in DC, Boston and NYC before moving north of the city
  • Before publishing, I worked in department store retail, stores & corporate, for 10+ years; great camaraderie, terrible job


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Email a query & up to 10 pages (pasted in the body of the email) to

“Please know that we have received the query and will be in touch if we are interested in pursuing your work, but if you do not hear from us within 3 months, please assume that your work is out of active consideration.”

Vital Info


  1. Thanks, Kathy!


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