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.

In her 20+ years in publishing, Alison Fargis has cultivated a wide-ranging list of commercially successful and critically acclaimed writers, from New York Times bestselling cookbook authors to award-winning novelists and food writers. She represents literary and commercial fiction, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, business, pop culture and a handful of middle grade and young adult titles. Alison 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), New York Times bestselling author Erin Gleeson (The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, and The Forest Feast Gatherings, Abrams), Coco Morante (The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook, The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook, and The Vegan 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 and Batch Cocktails, 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) and Finn Buckley (Lenny the Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner, Phaidon).  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, bold ideas that matter, unique graphics,  and projects in the following non-fiction categories: cookbooks; health and wellness; home design, crafts, and botanicals; style and fashion; inspirational/self-empowerment; travel; advice and relationships; pop culture; and popular psychology.

Her projects: The Love & Lemons Cookbook (PRH USA and PRH Canada); In The Company of Women (Artisan); Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration For Decorating the Home and Garden (Artisan), Find Momo series (Quirk), Sunday Suppers (Clarkson Potter) Cook For Your Life (PRH/Avery), The New Paris (Abrams), Mending Matters (Abrams), Nest: The Secret History of Things That Make A House a Home (Chronicle), My Common Table (Ten Speed), Paris In Stride (Rizzoli), and ancillary products

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 represents prescriptive and narrative nonfiction, focusing on cookbooks, lifestyle, design, personal development, creative business, and pop culture. She enjoys working with writers, photographers, illustrators, bloggers, and influencers with strong platforms who understand how a thoughtfully produced, proudly promoted book can grow their brands and their businesses. Please no fiction, children’s books, poetry, or screenplays.

Her projects: Season (Chronicle); Cereal City Guides (Abrams); The Joy of Less (Chronicle); Damn Delicious: Meal Prep (Grand Central); Simply Clean (Gallery); Once Upon a Chef: The Cookbook (Chronicle); Add a Pinch (Clarkson Potter); How To Get Sh*t Done (Gallery); On the Modern Farm (Ten Speed)

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

Her ideal author has a new perspective, counterintuitive 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: Dan Cable’s Exceptional (Chronicle, 2020) Chloe Davis’ The Queens’ English (Clarkson Potter, 2020), Jason Zook’s Own Your Weird (Hachette, 2020) Zak Slayback’s How to Get Ahead (McGraw Hill, 2019), 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, 2019), 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 and Wild Words (Roost Books), 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, HarperDesign, Scholastic), Flora Ahn (Scholastic), Brigit Young (Roaring Brook), Tim Bono, Ph.D. (Grand Central Publishing), Dianne Freeman (Kensington), Matthew Ross Smith (Aladdin), Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks), Lillian Clark (Knopf), Layla AlAmmar (Borough/HarperUK), Bea Birdsong (Roaring Brook), Syed M. Masood (LBYR and Doubleday), Precious Brady-Davis (Topple) 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 commercial fiction in all genres, particularly romance and thriller.

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

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 picture books, 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.