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  • Jamie Ford awarded The Storyteller’s Prize,  for artists, scholars and activists who have shown a dedication to celebrating the multicultural and multiracial experience in fiction.
  • Marie Lu's EVERTREE, the anticipated conclusion to Scholastic's Spirit Animals middle grade series, hits the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller lists
  • Kristen Callihan's EVERNIGHT nominated for a 2015 RITA for Best Paranormal Romance.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE, the first book in her new Custard Protocol series, hits the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.
  • Lisa Shearin's THE DRAGON CONSPIRACY debuts at #18 on the Barnes & Noble sf/f mass market bestseller list.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE is a 2015 Amazon Best Book of March Pick in both the Romance & SciFi/Fantasy categories.
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX nominated for a 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel!
  • Sherry Thomas's MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY is a Library Journal Best Book of 2014.
  • Gail Carriger's PRUDENCE is a 2015 March Library Reads Pick!
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX named the 2014 Best Novel of The Year by (UK).
  • Jasinda Wilder's FALLING INTO YOU is a Goodreads Top 100 Romance Titles Pick.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is a YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults pick!
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is shortlisted for the inaugural 2015 James Herbert Award for horror writing (UK) .
  • Ally Carter's ALL FALL DOWN hits the New York Times bestseller list at #15!
  • EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER by Marcia Wells is a 2015 Edgar Nominee for Best Juvenile Fiction.

Kristin NelsonPresident and Founding Literary Agent

Being an avid reader practically since birth, I’m equally happy reading a Pulitzer prize-winning literary novel for my book club as I am reading a sexy historical-romance. I established Nelson Literary Agency, LLC, in 2002 and over the last decade+ of my career, I’ve represented over thirty-five New York Times bestselling titles and many USA Today bestsellers. Although I’m a very nice Midwesterner, I’ve heard through the grapevine that editors call me “a hard-working bulldog agent that will fight for you.” What a compliment!

When not busy selling books, I’m quite sporty. I attempt to play tennis and golf. I also love playing Bridge (where I’m the youngest person in the club). On weekends my husband Brian and I can be found in the mountains hiking with our 12-year old rat terrier, Chutney.

I’m looking for a good story well told. How you tell that story doesn’t need to fit in a neat little category. For specifics, check out the examples on the Submission Guidelines page, follow the clear directions posted there, then submit a query directly to:

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