Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Triada has five literary agents looking for new authors - picture books, middle grade, young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction

My Mechanical Romance
by Alexene Farol Follmuth
represented by Triada

Triada US Literary Agency

PO Box 561
Sewickley, PA 15143


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Triada US has five agents, all of whom are open to submissions, both fiction and nonfiction, for adults, picture books, middle grade, and young adults.

Triada strives to make their response time to queries the fastest in the industry: “On average, we respond to submissions in one week. Many agencies can take several months to respond to even solicited submissions. We will respond promptly. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, we did not receive your query. We also encourage you to check with us regularly via email about the progress of your submission. Lastly, if we request a full manuscript and ultimately decide to reject it, we will explain to you our reasons for doing so.”

Amelia Appel joined Triada after previously assisting at McIntosh & Otis, Inc., and Writers House. She was recently promoted to agent and is actively seeking adult fiction, nonfiction, and YA. Fantastic settings and savvy characters are her favorite things, and like everyone else, she is “particularly interested in stories by diverse and marginalized voices.”

For adult fiction, she is most interested in the following:

Literary fiction (particularly if it has a great voice and explores complex relationships).
Mystery (especially proper whodunits; bonus points for fun, close-quarter settings).

Thriller (twisty, suspenseful, but no cop protagonists).
Upmarket women's fiction (preferably without a marriage- or children-related focus).
Science fiction (no space operas).
Fantasy (and magical realism).
Horror (the scarier the better).
Graphic novels (especially where the form adds further layers to the story).

For adult nonfiction, she's most drawn to projects that relay new information in an engaging way, primarily in the areas of creative nonfiction, humor, sports, how-to, pop culture, and true crime.

Lastly, for YA, she's most looking for a combination of light and dark elements and stories where the protagonist is compelled to change.

To submit, please use Amelia's Query Manager here.

Lauren Spieller came to Triada with a background in literary scouting and editorial consulting and is now agent. 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 nonfiction. Like everyone else, 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 nonfiction with an existing platform (Ijeoma Oluo, Jenny Lawson, Lindsey West).

To submit, please use Lauren’s Query Manager here.

Brent Taylor is a Senior Literary Agent. His tastes can best be described as upmarket: stories that are extremely well-written, robust with emotion, and appeal to a wide, commercial audience. 

He is seeking smart, fun, and heartfelt books in the following categories: picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels for kids and teens. His favorite books include: Charlotte's WebThe Thing About JellyfishThe Vast Fields of Ordinary, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, and The Westing Game.

Query Brent at: brent@triadaus.com

Include the first ten pages in the body of the email and put "query" in the subject line.

Laura Crockett is a Literary Agent. She’s interested in a variety of YA and adult fiction.

In YA, she is interested in contemporary realistic fiction (romcoms, fierce feminists, strong family/friendship dynamics, light-hearted and humorous, interesting jobs/hobbies, hopeful), historical (original, accessible, unique, uncharted areas of female and/or non-Western history), and fantasy (fractured fairytales, culturally-influenced folklore, historically-inspired, elemental magic, lush world-building).

Some favorite titles include Fangirl, When Dimple Met Rishi, Royals, Dumplin', The Lie Tree, Shadowfell, The Star-Touched Queen, Outrun the Moon, Prisoner of Night & Fog, The Bird and the Blade, A Madness So Discreet, Walk on Earth a Stranger, Jackaby, and Hunted.

In adult fiction, she is interested in fantasy (inspired by historical/cultural events and folklore, in-depth world-building and authentic characterizations, ensemble casts and solo protagonists, epic and low), historical fiction (spotlight on feminism, STEM, spies and code-breaking, non-Western and little-known eras, parallel narratives), and women's fiction (romcom, millennial-driven, slice of life, compelling obstacles and moral dilemmas).

Some favorites include The City of Brass, Uprooted, Daughter of the Forest, Priory of the Orange Tree, Kings of the Wyld, Queen of Blood, In Another Time, A Secret History of Witches, The Winter Witch, Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Familiars, Shadow on the Crown, The Alice Network, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Ayesha at Last, A Window Opens, Kate Morton, Abby Jimenez, Mhairi McFarlane, and Sophie Kinsella.

She's a character-driven reader seeking voice-y narratives and compelling stakes. Like everyone else, she's always interested in diversity.

Query Laura at: laura@triadaus.com

Include the first ten pages in the body of the email, with "Query" included in the subject line.

Dr. Uwe Stender is President of Triada US and a Literary Agent. He’s interested in all kinds of nonfiction and fiction. 

In nonfiction, he is completely open to any project, from Memoir (writers with huge platform only for memoir), Pop Culture, and Health to How-to, Gardening, History and everything in between, including nonfiction for children.

In Children's fiction, he is looking for YA, Graphic Novels, and MG.

In adult fiction, his tastes trend towards Women's Fiction, Psychological Suspense, and Mysteries.  As an immigrant to the USA himself, he is always eager to bring projects from underrepresented voices into the world. So surprise him, his tastes are eclectic, and he may just love what you wrote!

His favorite six books right now are: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Beore, Field Notes On Love, The Underground RailroadDer Blutrote Teppich, Olympia, and Americanah.

You can find him on Twitter @UweStenderPhD

Query Uwe at: uwe@triadaus.com 

Include just the query in the body of the email.

Full submission guidelines here.

Picture Book author Lana Button
will be one of the guest speakers for 
the Kid Lit weekly course this fall

If you’re interested in writing for children or for young adults, don't miss the online Writing Kid Lit workshop, with Kids Can Press senior editor Patricia Ocampo and children's author Jennifer Mook- Sang. August 13. Details here

And in the fall, join us for an online Writing Kid Lit weekly class, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Oct 12 – Dec 7, 2022 {Or to Dec 14 if the course fills up}. Details here.

Beyond that, Brian's schedule continues to take shape:

Online: Writing and Revising, Sunday, August 14. Details here.

Weekly classes {Details of all fall classes here}: 

Online: Enjoying Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:30, Oct 11 – Dec 6, 2022 {Or to Dec 13 if the course fills up.} Details here.

In-person: Enjoying Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m., Sept 29 – Nov 24, in Burlington. Details here.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, Monday afternoons, Monday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:30, Oct 24 – Dec 5, 2022 {Or to Dec 12 if the course fills up.) Details here

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Sept 20 – Dec 6, 2022 {Or to Dec 13 if the course fills up. No class Oct 4}. Details of all fall classes here.

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m., Sept 14 – Dec 7, 2022 {Or to Dec 14 if it’s fill. No class Oct 5}. Details of all fall classes here.

Online: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sept 23 – Dec 9, 2022 {or to Dec 16 if the course fills up. No class Oct 14}. Details of all fall classes here.

In-person: Extreme Creative Writing, Thursday evenings, Sept 29 – Dec 1, in Burlington. Details here.

Writing Retreats:

Lake Simcoe Writing Retreat at The Briars, Friday, Sept 16 – Monday Sept 19, 2022. Enjoy a weekend of writing at an elegant southern Ontario resort. Details here.

Muskoka Writing Retreat at Sherwood Inn, Friday, Oct 14 – Monday Oct 17, 2022. Details here. (This retreat is full ~ waiting list only. But there's still space at the Briar's Retreat in September.)

The Briar's Resort

To reserve a spot or for more details about any course, workshop or retreat, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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