Patrice Caldwell

Patrice Caldwell

Literary Director and Literary Agent

Patrice Caldwell is the Literary Director and also a Literary Agent at New Leaf Literary & Media. She seeks commercial, character-driven fiction for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers as well as platform-driven nonfiction. Across the board, she is especially looking for science fiction & fantasy, mythology retellings and reimaginings, romance novels (including contemporary, paranormal, and romantasy), and anything that can be categorized as horror and/or gothic literature. Patrice also loves to champion stories from writers & illustrators from marginalized backgrounds. She does not represent picture books.

In 2021, Patrice was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media for her work founding People of Color in Publishing. She was also a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree in 2018. Before becoming a literary agent, Patrice was an editor at Disney-Hyperion and, before that, Scholastic. She attended Wellesley College, where she studied Political Science and English, and lives in Dallas, Texas with her adorably mischievous cats, Quinn and Raven.

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