|Diamond Mistake Mystery|
by Sylvia McNicoll,
represented by Transatlantic
2 Bloor Street East,Suite 3500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Transatlantic Agency offers a full spectrum of career representation to authors (Adult, Children’s & YA, and illustrators) and storytellers (Speakers, Industry leaders & Influencers) across all genres and formats for book, content development, speaking and TV & Film.
Amanda Orozco recently joined Transatlantic and is looking for authors. Six other agents at Transatlantic are also open to queries – see here.
Amanda is particularly drawn to stories from Asian and Latinx writers, though she is always looking for stories with compelling writing featuring protagonists with a distinct voice and personality; clever, quirky, gritty, and/or twisty stories that surprise her and keep her reading through the night.
For fiction, she’s looking for YA contemporary romance and fantasy, as well as adult fiction in the speculative, horror, literary, and upmarket genres. She has a soft spot for coming-of-age stories, short story collections, and the occasional urban fantasy. Recent favorites include Mary H.K. Choi, Elizabeth Acevedo, Weike Wang, Kiley Reid, Ling Ma, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and Leigh Bardugo.
For nonfiction, she’s interested in stories that offer fresh cultural, political, and/or social critiques along with personal narratives on art, pop culture, tech, and forgotten, unexamined history. She is looking for perspectives from the margins or from emerging artists and academics with original ideas and sharp commentary.
She is open to select poetry, memoirs, and illustrated gift/humor books. Recent favorites include Carmen Maria Machado, Cathy Park Hong, Roxane Gay, Ayad Akhtar, and Jenny Odell.
Before joining the Transatlantic Agency, Amanda Orozco gained a breadth of experience in academic publishing, publicity, subsidiary rights, and agenting. She completeed the New York University Masters of Science in Publishing: Digital and Print Media and, while at NYU, worked at the National Book Foundation, Shreve Williams Public Relations, and The Gernert Company; she was also selected to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Beijing International Book Fair. Upon graduating from NYU in 2019, she worked in Subsidiary Rights at Little, Brown until discovering agenting was her true calling. She worked at Park & Fine Literary and Media before moving back to Los Angeles, where she grew up and where she is now excited to build her list at Transatlantic.
Amanda has been a member of PoCinPub since 2018 and currently works for Dryland, the literary journal born in South Central, where she aims to amplify marginalized voices from the literary underground.
Please include “Query” in the subject line, include a 25-page sample (for fiction) or proposal (for nonfiction), and please notify her if you receive another offer of representation. Alternatively, queries can be submitted through Query Manager here,
See Transatlantic’s Submissions Page here.
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Online: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Oct 31. Come in costume! Details here.
Online: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Nov 7. Details here.
Jackson's Point: Writing Retreat at the Briar's Resort & Spa on Lake Simcoe: The ambiance of a country estate and the comforts of a modern resort – a perfect place to write. Friday, Nov 13 – Monday, Nov 16. Details here.
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Online: Exploring Creative Writing, an introductory, low pressure course to get the creative juices flowing Thursday evenings, Jan 21 – March 25. Details here.
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Online: Writing Kid Lit, Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade books, and Young Adult novels, with enormously talented and experienced authors as guest speakers for two of the classes, Tuesday afternoon, Jan 26 – March 23. Details here.
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