Sara Megibow (long-time assistant to lead agent Kristin Nelson) is now a full acquiring agent at Nelson Literary Agency in Denver.
What Sara’s looking for:
Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is probably my all time favorite genre. For me, it is important to create a vivid, intense world that is incorporated seamlessly into an engaging story with complex characters. Here are some recent reads which I feel capture these qualities: Old Man's War by John Scalzi, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.
Romance: I love super sexy, intelligent romances. My favorite authors are Sherry Thomas (I know, I know, I'm biased) and Pamela Clare (everything she's written). I'm a romantic, so about any subgenre works for me (except inspirational) as long as the writing is superior and the characters are solid.
Young Adult and Middle Grade. I have to admit vampires and werewolves are not top on my list right now. I know it can still be done, but I am secretly on the look-out for books set in the real world (with a multicultural spin or a historical spin would be great).
Finally, that all-encompassing genre of commercial fiction. For me, just about anything goes as long as it's well written. I couldn't put down Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianne Franklin. Bring on the historicals and the multiculturals in this area too."
Nelson Literary Agency: http://www.nelsonagency.com/
Submission guidelines: http://www.nelsonagency.com/manuscript.html
You can read an interview with Sarah here.
Note: For information about Brian Henry’s upcoming writing workshops and classes see here.