Literary Agent Sarah N. Fisk

I am an Assistant Agent at the Tobias Literary Agency.

Agent bio: Sarah N. Fisk is a former mechanical engineer who made the switch to publishing in 2011. They have worked in the publishing industry as an editorial assistant, author’s assistant, publicist, and art director. Sarah is a former Pitch Wars mentor, board member, and Agent Liaison. They host the podcast Queries, Qualms, & Quirks and have a passion for spreadsheets.

Wishlist

Basics:

  • Young Adult (all genres)
  • Middle Grade (all genres)
  • Adult Romance
  • Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and other Speculative Fiction except for hardcore horror

Particular Areas of Interest:

  • atmospheric fantasies
  • speculative mysteries
  • books that challenge societal norms, especially gender norms
  • personal interest in stories featuring queer characters
  • personal interest in characters with disability, neurodiversity, chronic illness, or mental health challenges
  • great or complicated sibling relationships
  • small town or midwestern settings
  • intriguing villains
  • mysteries woven into other genres
  • characters I can’t get out of my head
  • smart heroines

Not for me:

  • Hardcore horror
  • I am not interested in stories that center around who gets to rule an empire
  • Not interested in stories that center around sexual assault or have on-the-page rape scenes

Instructions: I am not yet open to my own queries, but if your book sounds like something I would like you can submit to Natascha (YA or MG) or Matt (Adult SFF) and include my name in the greeting and I will take a look. Adult romance authors, please standby. Natascha will re-open to queries in January.

Sarah's #MSWL 2021: 

Books with Energy Like: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad, Little Thieves by Margaret Owen. 

Books with Voices Like: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir.

Special Topics: Challenging Societal/Gender Norms, Disabled and/or ND characters, Atmospheric Fantasies, Speculative Mysteries, Small Town/Midwestern Settings, F the Patriarchy

My profile at the Tobias Agency website

Goodreads list of books that are very much my taste

Twitter | My MSWL Tweets

YouTube

FAQ

What honorific (Mr., Ms., etc) do you prefer?

I very highly prefer no honorific. Feel free to address correspondence to me using my first or full name.

Would you be interested in speaking/teaching/taking pitches at conferences and workshops?

I’m very much an extrovert and love speaking, teaching, taking questions, and taking pitches at conferences. Please email me if you would like to invite me to yours.