Literary Agency

Stonesong operates a traditional literary agency division, representing a wide range of authors. Agents at Stonesong include Alison Fargis, Judy Linden, Emmanuelle Morgen, Maria Ribas, Leila Campoli, Alyssa Jennette, Melissa Edwards, Madelyn Burt, and Adrienne Rosado.

Collectively, we contribute to or participate in the following literary and educational programs: the Rosedale Center for Girls, the New England Society in the City of New York, Room to Write, the Women’s Media Group fellowship program, and Books for Africa.

Please review our submission guidelines before contacting Stonesong.

Alison Fargis represents a wide range of commercially successful and critically acclaimed properties and is actively looking for upmarket women’s fiction, book club fiction, and middle grade fiction that blurs the line between literary and commercial. Please no romance, high fantasy, true crime, poetry, or children’s picture books. 

Her roster of cookbook clients include New York Times bestselling author Deb Perelman (Smitten Kitchen Every Day and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Knopf), Erin Gleeson (The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, and The Forest Feast Gatherings, Abrams), Coco Morante (The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook, Ten Speed Press) Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito (BakedBaked Explorations, Baked Elements, and Baked Occasions, Abrams), Allison Kave (First Prize Pies and Butter & Scotch, Abrams), April Peveteaux (Gluten is My Bitch, Abrams, The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet, Perigee, and Bake Sales Are My Bitch, Rodale), Lukas Volger (Bowl, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Jami Curl (Candy is Magic, Ten Speed Press), and Maggie Hoffman (The One-Bottle Cocktail, Ten Speed Press), among many others. Her craft and parenting authors include Blair Stocker (Wise Craft, Running Press and Wise Craft Quilts, Roost), Jaime Morrison Curtis (Prudent Advice, Andrews McMeel, My Prudent Advice, Chronicle, and Pretty Prudent Home, Abrams), Samantha Hahn (A Mother is a Story, Abrams), and Susan B. Anderson (Kids’ Knitting Workshop, Artisan).

In fiction for children she represents New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley (The Sisters Grimm series, NERDS series, Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show, Amulet, Hellfire Commandos, Abrams Comic Arts, and the Undertow trilogy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Kids), Stephanie Diaz (Extraction trilogy, St. Martin’s Press), Mikaela Everett (The Unquiet, Greenwillow Books), Michael Teitelbaum (The Very Thirsty VampireThe Very Hungry Zombie, Skyhorse Press, Backyard Sports series, Grosset & Dunlap, and The Scary States of America, Delacorte).  In fiction for adults she represents Claire Gibson (Beyond the Point, William Morrow), Alex Myers (Revolutionary, Simon & Schuster) and Elizabeth Hall (Miramont’s Ghost,  In the Blue Hour, and Music of the Deep, Lake Union Publishing).

Judy Linden is always on the lookout for fresh voices and bold, new ideas and projects in the following lifestyle categories: cookbooks and diet, design and style, fashion, modern how-to and self-help, crafts, exercise and health, self-empowerment, relationships, parenting, pop culture, and popular psychology, and memoirs. Her cooking, craft, and how-to authors include Saveur’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Best Food Blogger Jeanine Donofrio’s The Love & Lemons Cookbook (Penguin USA and Penguin Canada, 2016 – a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller), Karen Mordechai’s The Sunday Suppers Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2014- named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times Book Review), 2016 James Beard Finalist and Winner of the 2016 Books For A Better Life Award, Ann Ogden Gaffney’s Cook For Your Life (Penguin, 2015),  YouTube star and 2-time Today Show guest Melissa Maker’s Clean My Space (Penguin USA and Penguin Canada, 2017), blogger Brittany Watsen Jepson of The House That Lars Built Paper the Rainbow (Abrams, 2018), dessert stylist Amy Atlas Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It (Hyperion/Disney), two-time James Beard Finalist and Cannelle et Vanille’s creator Aran Goyoaga Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-free Cooking (Little, Brown), Paul Lowe’s Sweet Paul Eat & Make (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Jamie Geller’s Joy Of Kosher (HarperCollins), Livia Cetti’s The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers(STC), Steph Hung and Erin Jang’s Make & Give (Roost Books), Patti Paige’s You Can’t Judge a Cookie By Its Cutter (Grand Central Life & Style), Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith’s The Cooks Atelier (Abrams, 2018), Yvonne Ruperti’s One Bowl Baking (Running Press), among others. Home Interior authors include Design Sponge’s Grace Bonney (Design Sponge at Home and In The Company of Women, Artisan, 2016), Bright Bazaar’s Will Taylor Bright Bazaar and Dream Decor (St. Martins and Quarto, 2016), HGTV’s Tiffany Pratt’s This Can Be Beautiful (RH Canada, 2016) and Madcap Cottage Gent’s Prints Charming (Abrams, 2018). Fashion authors include Charla Krupp New York Times Bestselling How Not to Look Old (Grand Central Press, twenty-four weeks on the bestseller lists), Today show regular Amy E. Goodman Wear This, Toss That (Atria/Simon and Schuster). Pop Culture authors include SF Girl By Bay’s Victoria Smith’s See San Francisco (Chronicle Books) and Instagram sensation Andrew Knapp’s Find Momo Coast-to-Coast (Quirk). Self-Empowerment and General Non-Fiction authors include Executive Producer Marsha Benko’s Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes (Fireside/S&S), child development expert and Today show regular Dr. Robyn Silverman Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, and books with, Why The Science Behind the News, Shape magazine, Keller-Williams Realty, The American Yoga Association, Men’s Fitness magazine, among others.

Emmanuelle Morgen represents adult and children’s fiction, and nonfiction in select areas.

In children’s books, she works primarily with young adult and middle grade authors, including Alexandra Christo (To Kill A Kingdom, Feiwel & Friends), Kathleen Peacock (The Hemlock Trilogy, Katherine Tegen Books), Amy Tintera (Ruined, HarperTeen; Reboot, HarperTeen), Danielle Younge-Ullman (Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, Viking Children’s and PRH Children’s Canada), and Kat Zhang (The Memory of Forgotten Things, Aladdin; Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, Aladdin; What’s Left of Me, HarperTeen). She also represents the occasional picture book. In addition, she works with children’s nonfiction writers on middle grade history work-for-hire projects. 

In fiction for adults, she represents science fiction and fantasy, women’s fiction and romance, and historical fiction. In these categories, her clients include Alison Atlee (The Typewriter Girl, Gallery), Cecilia Grant (A Lady Awakened, Bantam), Alissa Johnson (A Talent for Trickery, Sourcebooks), Sugar Jamison (Dangerous Curves Ahead, St. Martin’s Press), Kristyn Merbeth (Bite, Orbit), Jamie Pope (Hope Blooms, Kensington), Lori Reisenbichler (Eight Minutes, Lake Union), and Milly Taiden (Elemental Mating, Berkley).

In nonfiction she represents psychology, self-help, and memoir titles, such as Jackson Mackenzie’s Psychopath Free (Berkley) and Whole Again (Tarcher Perigee), Catherine McCall’s (Never Tell, Seal/Ebury), Georg Rauch (Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army, FSG BYR), M.E. Thomas (Confessions of a Sociopath, Crown/Random House), and Candace Walsh (Licking the Spoon, Seal).

Maria Ribas focuses on both narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, specializing in cookbooks, home design, personal development, popular psychology, health and fitness, business, pop culture, and select memoir.

She’s on the lookout for authors with established platforms and unique voices who know how to make a topic come alive in fresh and unexpected ways. Please no fiction, children’s books, poetry, or screenplays.

Maria has worked on books such as Too Cute Puppies and Too Cute Kittens by Animal Planet, Damn Delicious by Chungah Rhee, Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces by Dr. Paul Coleman, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life by Andrea Owen, The Wellness Kitchen by Paulette Lambert, Cheesecake Love by Jocelyn Brubaker, Handmade Walls by Ashley and Jamin Mills, Do Less by Rachel Jonat, The Everyday Fermentation Handbook by Branden Byers, Kids are Terrific by Jenny Schoberl, The $50 Home Makeover by Shaunna West, The Organically Clean Home by Becky Rapinchuk, Everyday Grain-Free Baking by Kelly Smith, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro, and The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together by Mary Traina, among others.

Leila Campoli represents prescriptive and narrative nonfiction projects in business, science, technology, history, current events, and self-improvement.

Her ideal author has a strong platform, groundbreaking ideas, and unique style. She’s particularly interested in books that offer a window into remarkable lives and little known operations. Please no fiction, poetry, or screenplays.

Some of her previous titles include: Samantha Allen’s Real Queer America (Little, Brown, 2018), Dolly Chugh’s The Person You Mean to Be (HarperBusiness, 2018), Cynthia Johnson’s Brand You (Random House, 2018), Lior Arussy’s Next is Now (Simon and Schuster, 2018), Julie Miner’s Text Me When You Get There (Penguin, 2018), Elaine Pofeldt’s The Million-Dollar One-Person Business (Random House, 2018), Rick Van Warner’s On Pills and Needles (Baker Books, 2018), Miki Bar-Eli’s Boost! (Oxford University Press, 2017), Claudia Chan’s This is How We Rise (Hachette, 2017), Nicole Gulotta’s Eat This Poem (Roost Books, 2017), Gene Fax’s With Their Bare Hands (Bloomsbury, 2017), Rhett Power’s The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions (McGraw Hill, 2016), and David Hoffeld’s The Science of Selling (Penguin, 2016).

Alyssa Jennette represents children’s and adult fiction and picture books, and has dabbled in humor and pop culture nonfiction. She values diversity, ensemble casts with distinct voices, and formats that are specific to the story and give it its own context.

In children’s books/YA, she likes sophisticated middle grade, magical realism or urban fantasy, secret societies, and unreliable narrators. She would love a teen noir in the vein of the film Brick, or a Clueless-esque “teen movie” update of a classic story.

In adult fiction, she likes literary fiction full of wit and wordplay that may border on the absurd/surreal (bonus if it includes footnotes), smart psychological or supernatural Suspense/Mystery/Horror, or beautifully crafted historical fantasy in the vein of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL.

Alyssa is open to graphic novel submissions. She is not looking for historical fiction, romance, or women’s fiction.

Melissa Edwards represents children’s fiction and adult commercial fiction, as well as select pop-culture nonfiction.

Her authors include Doug the Pug (St. Martin’s Press and HarperDesign), Brenda Rufener (HarperTeen), Flora Ahn (Scholastic), Brigit Young (Roaring Brook), Carrie DiRisio (Sky Pony), Tim Bono, Ph.D. (Grand Central Publishing), Dianne Freeman (Kensington), Sebastian Plata (Sky Pony), Megan Westfield (Entangled), Amanda Morgan (Simon Pulse), Matthew Ross Smith (Aladdin), Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks), Lillian Clark (Knopf), and Phoebe Stone (Scholastic), among others.

Melissa is looking for children’s literature with heart, especially in middle grade. She enjoys children’s books that kids will self-select and return to time after time. For young adults, she is interested in seeing fun, commercial fiction in all genres, particularly romance, thriller, and fantasy.

Melissa is currently highly interested in developing her adult commercial fiction list. She has a particular eye out for vibrant women’s fiction and international thrillers.

Melissa is not the best choice for horror, historical fiction, or literary fiction.

Madelyn Burt represents adult and children’s fiction, as well as select historical nonfiction.

In fiction, Madelyn is focusing on adult mysteries, thrillers, and crime. She’s open to everything from cozy mysteries to police procedurals with a unique perspective to adrenaline-inducing thrillers to psychological suspense.

Madelyn is drawn to stories that keep her up turning pages late into the night, with a strong voice and an immersive sense of suspense. She’s particularly keen on character-driven reads and stories whose characters have well-developed relationships: enemies who are well matched, teams whose members have wildly different skill sets, families by choice. She also loves to see witty (and, occasionally, not-so-witty) banter; diversity; smart heists; optimism; libraries, museums, and cemeteries; new points of view.

In terms of historical fiction and nonfiction, Madelyn is interested in books that focus very closely on a specific period, person, or group, and that give the reader a connection to the past. She is looking for books that consider topics that go above and beyond what we learn in school, things that are maybe a little bit obscure or a little bit strange.

Madelyn is not the best choice for science fiction, horror, or romance.

Adrienne Rosado focuses on adult and children’s fiction, as well as select non-fiction in the areas of pop-science, business, and the occasional quirky history.

In both adult and children’s fiction, she is looking for contemporary, mystery, historical, thriller, fantasy, and anything with a wickedly dark sense of humor.  She’s especially drawn to multicultural fiction as well as lgbtq+ works. She is keen to work on projects that focus on marginalized people and people from atypical walks of life. She loves a story that makes her think differently. 

Some of Adrienne’s recent titles include Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, Girls Like Me by Lola St. Vil, The Border by Steve Schafer, H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer, Between Here and Gone by Barbara Ferrer, Dream with Little Angels by Michael Hiebert, The Idol of Mombasa by Annamaria Alfieri, among others. 

Please no children’s picture books, poetry, or screenplays.