DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. He was formerly an editor at Orbit and a product manager for the ebook startup, Zola Books and has taught as an adjunct instructor in the publishing program at Portland State University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for four Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and two Hugo Awards, and include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, its sequels Cloudbound, and Horizon, her 2019 debut Middle Grade novel Riverland, and the Nebula-, Hugo-, and Locus-nominated novelette The Jewel and Her Lapidary.
A life-long reader and writer, Nephele Tempest works as a literary agent and heads up the Los Angeles office of The Knight Agency. She also writes as a freelancer and generally has a secret project in the works. Originally an east-coaster, she enjoys being able to go without a coat in January and not having to dig her car out of the snow, but she will always be a New Yorker at heart.
Ben's tastes gravitate towards middle grade fiction, and he is particularly on the lookout for exceptional author-illustrators who write middle grade or young adult. He likes a great YA sci-fi or fantasy, particularly weird or slightly dark stories (à la The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater). He also loves epic fantasy and science fiction.
Ally Condie's novel Matched was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, and spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller List. Condie is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Atlantia (a standalone novel published in 2014) and Summerlost (a middle grade novel published in 2016). Summerlost was a finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.
Tricia Skinner is an agent at Fuse Literary representing adult, young adult and middle grade in all subgenres of science fiction, romance, and fantasy. Diversity in genre fiction is dear to her heart. Writers who identify with a marginalized community are strongly encouraged to query. On a personal note, Tricia is definitely Team Vader and her family includes two Great Danes.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells is best known for his horror series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, a supernatural thriller about schizophrenia, EXTREME MAKEOVER, and two young adult science fiction series: the post-apocalypse PARTIALS and the cyberpunk MIRADOR. He cohosts the Hugo-winning podcast Writing Excuses.
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut duology and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers. She’s a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel, the Nebula, and Locus awards. Her novel Calculating Stars is one of only eighteen novels to win the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards in a single year.
Jennie Goloboy joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2017. Jennie is particularly looking for fun, innovative, diverse, and progressive science fiction and fantasy for adults. She thinks that one of the most important jobs of science fiction is to imagine a future we want to live in.
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