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, and Madelyn Burt.

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 lifestyle, pop culture, health/wellness, diet, parenting, select middle grade and young adult fiction, and adult 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 (The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Knopf), Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito (BakedBaked Explorations, Baked Elements, and Baked Occasions, Abrams), Erin Gleeson (The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, and The Forest Feast Gatherings, 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), and Jami Curl (Candy is Magic, 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 Alex Myers (Revolutionary, Simon & Schuster) and Elizabeth Hall (Miramont’s Ghost and In the Blue Hour, 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 Petfinder.com, Why Files.org: 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, as well as memoir and select narrative and prescriptive nonfiction books.

In adult fiction, she represents general fiction, women’s fiction and romance, fantasy and science fiction, and historical fiction. Her adult fiction clients include Alison Atlee (The Typewriter Girl, Gallery/Simon & Schuster), Cecilia Grant (A Lady Awakened, Bantam), Alissa Johnson (An Unexpected GentlemanBerkley), Sugar Jamison (Dangerous Curves Ahead, St. Martin’s Press), Ginger Jamison (Liberty, Harlequin), K.S. Merbeth (Bite, forthcoming from Orbit), Jeanette Murray (One Night with a Quarterback, Berkley), Lori Reisenbichler (Eight Minutes, Lake Union) and Danielle Younge-Ullman (Falling Under, Plume). She is also open to the right mystery, crime, or suspense novel.

Her nonfiction clients include Jackson Mackenzie (Psychopath Free, forthcoming from Berkley), Catherine McCall (Never Tell, a U.K. bestseller), Georg Rauch (Unlikely Warrior, Farrar, Strauss BFYR), M.E. Thomas (Confessions of a Sociopath, Crown), and Candace Walsh (Licking the Spoon, Seal Press).

In children’s books, she focuses on YA. Her authors include Kathleen Peacock (The Hemlock Trilogy, Katherine Tegen Books), Louise Rozett (Confessions of an Angry Girl, Harlequin Teen), Amy Tintera (Reboot, HarperTeen), Danielle Younge-Ullman (Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance, Entangled Teen) and Kat Zhang (What’s Left of Me, HarperTeen)Emmanuelle is not the best choice for funny middle grade, chapter books or picture books.

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: David Hoffeld’s The Science of Selling, Elaine Pofeldt’s The Million-Dollar One-Person Business, Mark D. White’s The Illusion of Wellbeing, Gudrun Johnsen’s Bringing Down the Banking Industry, Deborah Gregory’s Unmasking Financial Psychopaths, and Matt Ragas and Ron Culp’s Business Essentials for Strategic Communicators.

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), Amanda Morgan (Such a Good Girl, Simon Pulse), Brenda Rufener (Where I Live, HarperTeen), Flora Ahn (Pugling Rivalry, Scholastic), Julie Aitcheson (Cross, Harmony Ink), Megan Westfield (Lessons in Gravity, Entangled), Brigit Kelly Young (Roaring Brook), 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 youthful and vibrant women’s fiction.

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

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

In fiction, adult and children’s, Madelyn is looking for mysteries, historicals, fantasies, and contemporaries. She has a soft spot for myths, legends, and fairy tales, so she is interested in updates and retellings, and she also enjoys a good quest, heist, or mission.

Madelyn is drawn to stories that feature tight-knit groups and that emphasize group dynamics: families by choice, teams whose members have wildly different skill sets, friends looking after each other, enemies who are well-matched. She also loves to see distinct, relatable voices; diversity; witty (and, occasionally, not-so-witty) banter; optimism; libraries, museums, and cemeteries; well-developed world building.

In terms of historical 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. Madelyn 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.