Recent News

  • Jasinda Wilder's self-published ACX audio edition of ALPHA is a 2015 Audie Award Winner in the Erotica category.
  • Hugh Howey is a 2015 San Diego Comic Con Special Guest Author.
  • Kristen Callihan's indie published THE FRIEND ZONE hits the USA Today Bestseller List!
  • Josh Malerman's BIRD BOX is nominated for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award!
  • Banner week! Gail Carriger's WAISTCOATS & WEAPONRY has been nominated for the 2015 Locus Award for Young Adult and is the winner of the Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award.
  • As announced in The Hollywood Reporter, film Rights to New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu’s THE YOUNG ELITES series, set up with Daria Cercek at 20th Century Fox Studios with Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill Productions (Twilight Saga, Fault In Our Stars) producing.
  • Marie Lu's THE YOUNG ELITES is a 2015 American Library Association Teens' Top Ten Nominee.
  • Hugh Howey's SILO (french translation of WOOL) wins the prestigious Canadian Prix Des Libraires du Quebec Award!
  • 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!

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:

querykristin@nelsonagency.com

You can read about my latest sales at Publishers Marketplace.

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