At New Leaf Literary & Media, we are always on the lookout for fresh talent. One of our favorite things to discuss in a meeting is a new project that excites us. So please query us with a story that excites you! Here are our guidelines to do so:

How to Query

  • Send query to Please do not query via phone.
  • The word “Query” must be in the subject line, plus the agent’s name, ie – Subject: Query, Suzie Townsend. Please also include the category (ie, PB, chapter book, MG, YA, adult fiction, adult nonfiction, etc.)
  • You may include up to 5 double-spaced sample pages within the body of the email
  • NO ATTACHMENTS, unless specifically requested
  • Include all necessary contact information
  • You will receive an auto-response confirming receipt of your query
  • We only respond if we are interested in seeing your work


We accept only email queries. 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.

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

Please DO contact us if we are considering your work and you have received an offer from another agent or an editor, using the subject line ‘Offer of Representation

Thank you!

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