Paloma Hernando

Einstein Literary Management

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Paloma Hernando (she/her/hers) joined Einstein Literary Management as an Associate Agent in 2020. Paloma has been working in independent publishing since 2015, involved in editing, publishing, and selling mini-comics, zines, graphic novels, webcomics, and large-scale anthologies. A 2017 graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, Paloma currently lives in Brooklyn.

My favorite books/comics that I've read recently are:
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark, Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama, Gleem by Freddie Carrasco, Skip by Molly Mendoza, and Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any stories that involve the police, prison, or the military and don't take an abolitionist stance on them, I am not the agent to send your query to.


Fun facts about me:
  • I am Argentinian and speak Spanish (and read Spanish books!)
  • I've tabled at over 30 different comic shows since starting in 2015
  • I used to help run a very active Fullmetal Alchemist fan-group on DeviantArt
  • I worked as a camp counselor for a summer LARP-ing camp
  • My favorite movie is High School Musical, my second favorite is Mulholland Drive
  • My go-to karaoke song is "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@einsteinliterary.com

For prose, please submit a query letter and the first ten double-spaced pages of your manuscript in the body of the email (no attachments) to submissions@einsteinliterary.com. Please put "Paloma Hernando" and your MS title in the subject line of your email.

For illustrated works, if you’re submitting a comic or graphic novel, please attach appropriate pitch materials to your email and link me to your portfolio.

In your graphic novel pitch packet, please include:

  • Full, detailed synopsis of the work
  • Intros and descriptions of the main characters
  • Any relevant setting descriptions
  • 10 finished comic pages

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Middle Grade, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: History, LGBTQ, Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres: Character-Driven Horror, Contemporary YA, Epic Fantasy, LGBTQ Romance, Magical Realism, Social Issues, Speculative Fiction
I'd like the next...

Graphic novels that pushes the edges of the genre, books that know everything that comics can do and are excited to tell a story in a new, unique way. I want to read romance that is fresh and organic, and stories that weave together fantasy and drama, horror and contemporary, and any other unlikely genre combination. I also like fun stories with a big heart and a good sense of humor-- I love reading fanfic and watching Disney Channel Original Movies, so I can stomach more than your average level of cheesiness.

Actively Looking For:

  • Adult and older-YA graphic novels
  • Queer love stories in unlikely situations
  • Paranormal stories that care just as much about the monsters
  • Fantastic worlds that I'll want to live inside of
  • Trans characters in leading roles
  • PoC-focused re-imaginings of classic stories
  • South American settings, especially not from a white perspective
  • Parts of history that no one usually focuses on, non-western, non-war-focused, and pre-BC historical fiction especially!

My favorites include...

(Some) Favorite Comics:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
  • Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Lee
  • Witchy by Ariel Ries
  • Cucumber Quest Gigi D. G.
  • BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
  • Dog Nurse by Margot Ferrick
  • Beautiful Darkness by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoet
  • Boundless by Jillian Tamaki
  • When I Arrived At The Castle by Emily Carroll
  • This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Favorite Prose Authors:

  • P. Djèlí Clark
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Tamora Pierce
  • A.S. King
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Ted Chiang
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Julie Murphy

 

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