At New Leaf Literary & Media, we are always on the lookout for fresh talent. We love discussing clients and projects that excite us in our team meetings. So please query us with a story that excites you! Here are our guidelines to do so:

How to Query

We’d love to connect with you and consider your work! We accept queries via QueryManager, please see below for links to our pages (more information on what each agent is looking for can be found there as well).

If you’re having difficulties with QueryManager, please query us at The word “Query” must be in the subject line, plus the agent’s name. Please also include the category (ie, PB, chapter book, MG, YA, adult fiction, adult nonfiction, etc.), ie – Subject: Query, Matt Belford – Adult Nonfiction. Please include up to 5 double-spaced sample pages within the body of the email.

NO ATTACHMENTS, unless specifically requested.

Include all necessary contact information.


Only query us for fiction when your manuscript is COMPLETE. Only query us for non-fiction when your proposal is COMPLETE. Do not query more than one agent at New Leaf Literary & Media.

International submissions are welcome.

Please DO update QueryManager if you have received an offer from another agent or an editor (or email us with “Offer of Representation” in the subject).

You will receive an auto-response confirming receipt of your query. We only respond if we are interested in seeing your work.

If we have requested your proposal and/or manuscript please do not contact us for updates any time before eight weeks. 

Thank you so much for considering New Leaf Literary & Media!

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