Sterling Lord Literistic
My Manuscript Wish List
Sarah Landis represents standout and New York Times bestselling authors. She is actively building a list consisting of young adult, middle grade, as well as adult fiction.
Before joining Sterling Lord Literistic in 2017, Sarah worked as an editor for fifteen years, holding roles at G.P. Putnam Son’s, Hyperion Books, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Over the course of her career, Sarah has had the pleasure of editing many talented and award-winning authors including the likes of: Lauren Groff, Katherine Howe, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Kasie West, Claudia Gray, Michael Buckley, Eileen Cook, Erin Summerill, and Megan Shepherd. Sarah graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.
Sarah is particularly drawn to middle grade fantasy and contemporary with heart, humor, adventure, and magic. In the young adult space, she has an affinity for southern settings, diverse voices, high-concept plots, big hooks, inventive and distinctive world-building, strong emotional core. In the adult space, she is looking for speculative fiction that features a world like ours, but with a mind-blowing twist, sweeping fantasy, and twisty thrillers.
Some things I’m especially interested in at the moment: unique fantasy with a truly original magic system, middle grade fantasy like BLACKTHORN KEY and A TANGLE OF KNOTS, and illustrated middle grade akin to A WOLF CALLED WANDER. If you have the next UPROOTED or THE RAVEN BOYS, I'm your girl.
On the adult side, I'd love to find a smart thriller like THE DRY or a Tana French, speculative fiction like THE MEASURE, and I'm on the hunt for lush fantasy like THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE and THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY. I'm a sucker for anything end-of-the-world apocalyptic. Think: STATION ELEVEN or THE PASSAGE (THE STAND is one of my all-time favorite novels).
Submissions should be emailed to www.sll.com/submissions
Please follow submission guidelines on www.sll.com/submissions. Due to volume, I will only respond to projects I'm interested in. If you don't hear from me within three months, it means that I will be passing on your work. If you receive an offer of representation from another agent and I haven't yet replied, please do email back and let me know.
I'd like the next...
THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE
THE GRACE YEAR
THE HAZEL WOOD
LOCKWOOD & CO.
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE
IN A DARK, DARK WOOD
THE RULES OF MAGIC
THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY
THE ATLAS SIX
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