Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Latoya C. Smith of LCS Literary

Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 10.10.58 PM.pngLatoya C. Smith is a literary agent with LCS Literary.

She is seeking: general fiction, romance, suspense, thriller, biography, business/investing/finance, mind/body/spirit, health, lifestyle, and African-American fiction & nonfiction.

“Having worked for corporate New York publishing houses, independent and boutique presses, and with self-published authors, I have a well-rounded knowledge of book publishing with a core network of relationships with authors, literary agents, and other publishing professionals. I graduated Cum Laude from Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a minor in African American Studies. I have been featured in Publishers Weekly and USA Today, as well as on various author, book conference, and book blogger websites. I am the winner of the 2012 RWA Golden Apple Award for Editor of the Year, the 2017 RWA Golden Apple Award for Agent of the Year, and the 2017 Literary Jewels Award for Editor of the Year. In early 2014, I appeared on CSpan2 where I contributed to a panel discussing the state of book publishing.”

Latoya has previously worked for Samhain Publishing, Hachette Book Group, Kensington Publishing, and more.


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