New Literary Agent Spotlight: Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary

About this New Literary Agent Spotlight series: We love spotlighting and profiling new literary agents —such as Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary— because they are actively seeking new writers and constructing a client list.

Literary Agent Bio:  Maureen Moretti began her publishing career as an intern with several prestigious literary agencies before joining P.S. Literary as an associate agent. She holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California, and attended the Columbia Publishing Course.

What to Submit to Maureen: Maureen is actively acquiring both non-fiction and fiction. Within non-fiction she is searching for Narrative Non-Fiction, Culture, History, Biography, LGBTQ+, Cookbooks and Lifestyle. Within fiction she is looking for Women’s Fiction, Thrillers, LGBTQ+, select Science Fiction, Literary Fiction and genre-bending unique voices. 

How to Query Maureen:  Please limit your submission to just a query letter that consists of the following:Paragraph One – Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.

Paragraph One – Introduction: Include the title and category of your work (i.e. fiction or nonfiction and topic), an estimated word count and a brief, general introduction.

Paragraph Two – Brief overview: This should read similar to back-cover copy.

Paragraph Three – Writer’s bio: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background (awards and affiliations, etc.).

  • Do not send attachments. Please use text within the body of your e-mail.
  • Please do not submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested.
  • Always let us know if your manuscript/proposal is currently under consideration by other agents/publishers.
  • Address your query to the attention of the agent you feel is the best match for your work.
  • Please do not query multiple agents at the agency simultaneously – if you don’t receive a response to your query within 4-6 weeks it means a no from the agency.

We only accept submissions via e-mail. Queries should be directed to query@psliterary.com.

Please Note: If we are interested in seeing material we normally respond within 4-6 weeks. However, the process may take longer depending on the volume of submissions we may be reviewing at a particular time. Please do not call to check on the status of your submission – if you have a question or concern with regard to your submission, e-mail is the best way to inquire.

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