Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Sarah N. Fisk of Tobias Literary Agency

Sarah N. Fisk is a literary agent with Tobias Literary Agency.

Sarah 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 are one of the founding members of Disability in Publishing.

Sarah represents all genres in Middle Grade and Young Adult as well as adult science-fiction, fantasy, and romance.

Basics:

  • Young Adult (all fiction genres)
  • Middle Grade (all fiction 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
  • con artists who are not men
  • books that are compulsively readable

For Adult Romance

  • Pretty much all subgenres that are traditionally published
    • but historical needs to have a high concept, a nice hook, and/or a great voice for me
  • I prefer romance books with a medium or high heat level, or a lot of sexual tension
  • No pregnancy or baby-based storylines, please

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
  • No Military Sci-Fi, please
  • Portal fantasies unless it’s really unique
  • graphic novels
  • Any adult genres not listed above

 

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