Stephanie Winter

KO Media Management

My Manuscript Wish List®

Hello! I’m a literary agent with KO Media Management, building my list with books that foster inclusive and mindful discussions in queer, feminist, and generally intersectional spaces.

I have a background in English Lit from the University of Toronto and University College London (at one point, I had the central tube lines memorized!). It is hugely important to me that I use my expertise to support authors whose voices have been overlooked in traditional publishing.

I acquire broadly, with a current focus on a few specific areas:


Adult Fiction 

  • Rom Coms with diverse representation and elevated twists on classic tropes. I’d especially love to see positive stories with trans, butch, and masc. of center protagonists (as well as in any of the below genres).
  • Suspense/Thrillers featuring strong protagonists who have careers and dynamic interests/skillsets. Not quite the fit for Gone Girl-esque plots.
  • Speculative/Light Fantasy stories that are high concept with a strong and clear connection to contemporary settings and situations.
  • Books with rural and/or mountainous settings.

Adult Nonfiction 

  • Four-Color Nonfiction across genres, including gift products and tarot/oracle decks.
  • Lifestyle/Craft/How-To projects that have broad appeal and will change the way we consume the world around us.
  • Cultural Criticism and Wellbeing titles that offer millennial and Gen Z takes on class, gender, sexuality, business, mental health, reproduction, health, etc. topics. I’m especially looking for works with a strong prescriptive takeaway.
  • Cookbooks with an impact on how we eat.
  • Witchyspiritual, introspective content.
  • Texts that blend ‘slow’ living with modern city living

Graphic Novels for YA and MG, and Picture Books

  • I’m excited to see all sorts of graphic novels!
  • I love humorous texts with clever, high-concept plots.
  • I am hungry for contemporary texts, horror, suspense, etc.
  • I love classic monsters and also new ones!
  • If you have an illustrated nonfiction project, shoot me a query.

I also acquire select YA and MG fiction and nonfiction in categories like those listed above.

If you feel like we’d be a fit for these genres/categories but don’t quite see your project reflected here within these specific asks, I’d still be happy to see your query!




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