Leslie York

Fredrica S. Friedman & Co., Inc.

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Leslie York has a BA from Wellesley, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a Masters in English Literature from Boston College. She joined Fredrica S. Friedman after working at Oxford University Press and Macmillan in both sales and marketing. Her experience at the literary agency and exposure to marketing means that she can evaluate work for both literary merit and commercial appeal.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@fredricafriedman.com

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, General, Historical, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Mystery, New Adult, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Biography, Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, History, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel, True Crime

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I’m looking for literary and upmarket/book club fiction (e.g., Kevin Wilson Celeste Ng, Sally Rooney) as well as a range of narrative nonfiction, with interest in big ideas, current issues, food, wellness, feminism, finance, and social history. Since I can’t travel at the moment, I’d love to see projects that transport me to another place, time, or culture. And I’d certainly like to represent the debut female thriller writer whose talent and skill will produce Patterson’s number of bestselling books every year.

As for YA, I’m on the hunt for diverse protagonists across race, sexuality and gender.


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