Kim Lindman

Stonesong

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Kim Lindman

joined Stonesong as an assistant in 2018, and now holds the positions of Associate Literary Agent and Social Media Coordinator. Originally from the West Coast, Kim studied English Literature with a subfocus in Journalism at Seattle Pacific University, where she worked as a copyeditor. Since moving to the NYC area, she has worked as a distillery tour guide, a barista, and a researcher for the United Nations.

In non-fiction, Kim is looking for platform- or expertise-driven cookbooks, cocktail books, investigative journalism, social justice, social science, pop science, self-help and wellness. While she is primarily drawn to books with practical elements and actionable takeaways, she is also looking for narrative non-fiction that makes niche subjects accessible and engaging for a general audience.

Kim also considers select adult fiction: she has special interest in magical realism and speculative novels that straddle the line between literary and commercial. Please also consider her for horror, thriller, suspenseful mysteries, and grounded science fiction. Above all, she is drawn to books with a strong atmosphere, a propulsive plot, or both. She does not consider poetry, historical narratives, romance or books for children/teens.

In all categories, Kim seeks to maintain a diverse list of clients.

For more specific information on her tastes, please check her Twitter.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@stonesong.com

We welcome electronic queries for fiction and nonfiction. Our system is set up so that every email query receives an automatic reply confirming receipt. After that, we will be in touch only in the event we would like to request more material. This is because we receive such a volume of submissions that it is impossible for us to respond individually to every query. If you have not received a request from us within 12 weeks, consider that we have passed. If we request additional material, we will of course respond with a specific reply.

We request that queries be submitted in the following way:

– Include the word “query” in the subject line of your email to ensure we receive it and it isn’t filtered as spam.

– For Fiction: Along with your query, please include the first chapter or first 10 pages of your work, pasted into the body of your email, so that we may get a sense of your writing. Please do not send attachments.

– For Nonfiction: Include your bio, credentials, social media analytics, previous publications in major media or books, and any other media, so that we may get a sense of your author platform.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Commercial, General, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel

Favorite sub-genres: Action-Adventure, Commercial and Literary, Diversity, Drink, Food, Magical Realism, Narrative Nonfiction, Popular Science/Psychology, Short Stories, Social Sciences, Upmarket Women's Fiction, literary, upmarket genre fiction
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My favorites include...

A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki 

SEVERANCE by Ling Ma

THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones

HOLLOW KINGDOM by Kira Jane Buxton

STAY WITH ME by Ayobami Adebayo

THERE, THERE by Tommy Orange

MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS by Samanta Schweblin

SOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE YOU IN ALL YOUR DAMAGED GLORY by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M.L. Rio

THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly 

MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite

EAT LIKE A FISH by Bren Smith

DOCTORED: THE DISILLUSIONMENT OF AN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN by Sandeep Jauhar

HOW TO LIVE: A LIFE OF MONTAIGNE IN ONE QUESTION AND TWENTY ATTEMPTS AT AN ANSWER by Sarah Bakewell

THE ART OF SHOWING UP by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

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