Saba Sulaiman

Senior Agent, Talcott Notch Literary Services


Pitch Me

I only accept email queries—please do not send me anything via snail mail. An email to ssulaiman@talcottnotch.net with the subject line "QUERY: Insert Title;Insert Genre" is the best way to catch my attention.

Please send me a short (no longer than a page) query, along with the first ten pages of your manuscript included within the email. I don't open attachments unless I specifically ask for them later.

Open with a sentence with the following details: your project's title, genre, and word count. Then, in 1-2 sentences, describe the core conflict of your project, and make it stand out—this is your chance to really draw me into your query. Try to include a hook that can convey certain aspects of your project immediately; something like A CLOCKWORK ORANGE meets PITCH PERFECT (also if you have this project, query me!) Then, tell me a little bit about your setting and the primary characters. Expand on the conflict of your story in a few sentences. And end with a short author bio, writing credits, and anything that is relevant to the project you're querying.

I try to respond to all of my queries between 8-12 weeks. If you haven't heard from me and it's been over 16 weeks, please feel free to nudge me, and I will respond as soon as I can. If you have an offer of representation, please let me know and I will look at your query immediately.

If you have any specific questions for me regarding what I represent, the best place to ask is Twitter. It's also where you will probably learn the most about me and what I'm looking for in my submissions.

Good luck!

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