Katie Shea Boutillier joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2011. She is the Rights Director handling the agency’s translation and audio rights, and selected film/TV and electronic rights. In addition, Katie is looking for women’s fiction, realistic YA, big sweeping love stories, and quirky narrative non-fiction. She looks for projects with the perfect balance of plot and emotion. She loves novels with big voices, imperfect characters and storylines that relate to modern issues. She is a cum laude graduate of Marist College.
Please send women’s fiction, YA, literary fiction, and narrative non-fiction in relation to pop-culture, lifestyle, and humor.
She is NOT looking for science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, cozy mysteries, or dystopian.
To query, email Katie at email@example.com with query, a short synopsis, and the first five pages pasted into the body of the email, no attachments please.
Query letters — up to 4 months from receipt.
Partial manuscripts — up to 4 months.
Full manuscripts — overnight to a few months.
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