Léonicka Valcius

Transatlantic Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

As an Assistant Agent, I am actively building my client list by co-representing new clients with Senior Literary Agents at Transatlantic Agency. Writers working with me get the benefit of my passion and ingenuity as well as a Senior Agent’s many years of experience.

I am eager to work with writers of color, including (but not limited to) trans people of color, disabled people of color, religious minorities of color, and queer people of color.

Adult and Young Adult fiction: I like books I can read on a beach vacation: fun commercial fiction, romance that ranges from sweet to steamy, otherworldly fantasy, and sweeping historical fiction. I do not represent mysteries or thrillers.

Middle Grade and younger: I love humour, adventure, and make believe. I also enjoy stories about children navigating their changing relationships with family and friends. I strongly prefer books with at least one human character. I do not represent picture books.


Fun facts about me:

I'm also on the planning committee for The Festival of Literary Diversity!

Submission Guidelines

Please send your query using this form. Include a query letter, bio, synopsis, and a 20 page sample.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, Historical, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres: Business, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Diversity, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Multicultural, Narrative Nonfiction, Speculative Fiction
I'd like the next...

epic historical fiction saga. Think Philippa Gregory or Hilary Mantel but centering people of color.


My favorites include...

Kevin Kwan, Alisha Rai, N.K. Jemisin, Nicola Yoon, Marie Lu, Elizabeth Wein, Jason Reynolds, Dan Santat, and Dav Pilkey.

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