Katie Zanecchia

Katie Zanecchia

Ross Yoon Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Ross Yoon’s literary agent in New York City, I have worked at the intersection of content, creativity, and advocacy for my entire career — from literary magazines and major publishers to arts-based non-profits. I began my career at Writers House Literary Agency, where I also helped create their first digital rights department. Recently, I’ve helped build and celebrate creative communities at CreativeMornings and Girls Write Now, where I’ve experienced the transformative power of the written word first hand.

I am interested in narrative non-fiction that catalyzes social change, challenges the status quo, gives voice to the underrepresented, and inspires improvement of all kinds — whether it’s through the lens of women’s rights and feminism, arts and design, technology, politics, social science, or pop culture. When it comes to memoir, I’m drawn to writing that captivates the reader with the same magic novels have.

I am looking for upmarket literary and commercial fiction that can accomplish the same things I hope my non-fiction list does. I am particularly interested in fiction that helps us understand communities we might not understand as well as we’d like to, individuals who are overlooked or underestimated, and anything with a multi-generational, cross-cultural, or international bent.

A native Coloradan, I come to NYC by way of DC and Charlottesville, with some quick detours in Taos, Lima and London. I graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course and have a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia. You can find me @klz4k just about everywhere on the internet.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to katie@rossyoon.com

For non-fiction, e-mail a query letter, a proposal, and sample chapter(s) to katie [at] rossyoon.com. For fiction, send a query letter the first 50 pages or so to the same e-mail address.

I read every query and will respond to projects I’m interested in within 4-6 weeks (if not sooner!). No snail mail, please.

Vital Info

Fiction: Literary, Short Story
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Science, Travel

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Non-fiction: Dreamland, Evicted, The Argonauts, The Warmth of Other Suns, The Unwinding, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Ghettoside, Glass Castle, Barbarian Days, Devil in the White City, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, A Really Good Day, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Fun Home.

Fiction: A Brief History of Seven Killings, Homegoing, Fever Dream, Salt Houses, Exit West, The Last Illusion, The Hall of Small Mammals, White Teeth, The Goldfinch, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Everything I Never Told You, The Namesake, The Infatuations, Where’d You Go Bernadette.

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