Saturday, 13 June 2015


Three days until the end of the auction! Over the weekend, we'll be posting up a few agent/editor profiles to help writers get to know the amazing publishing professionals who have donated their time to the auction.

If you missed last weekend's Queer YA Scrabble and Author Blogathon, please remember to check out all the blog posts on the Post Master List! The bloggers responsible for the terrific blogathon have generated interviews, reviews, and posted excerpts for all the books participating in the event.


It seemed appropriate that the first agent profile should go to the agent who was the quickest to respond! We are eternally grateful to Ms. Saba Sulaiman for being the first, and generously donating five  'Skip the Query Line' passes. Her perk features in ALL THE CLAN BOXES. Bid, win, and when you query Ms. Sulaiman -- your letter will jump to the top of her inbox!

Saba's Bio (supplied by the agent):

Saba Sulaiman is the newest agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services, a boutique agency located in Milford, CT. Born and raised in Sri Lanka, she grew up all over South Asia before emigrating to the United States to further her education. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she studied modern Persian literature. After working for various magazines and publications in Seattle, Moscow, and Karachi, she entered the trade publishing world through an editorial internship at Sourcebooks. Being a first generation immigrant who is in the process of negotiating her own identity and sense of belonging, she is personally committed to highlighting diverse voices with compelling stories to tell; stories that demonstrate the true range of perspectives that exist in this world, and address urgent and often under-explored issues in children’s fiction with veracity and heart. Follow her on Twitter @agentsaba.

Saba is a champion for Diverse Books! And currently a judge for the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Walter Grant. She would love to see more LGBTQ submissions both in her inbox and submitted to the grant committee. 

So? What is she looking for? 

All the agents and editors approached for this event are actively looking for diverse YA projects. Saba also represents Adult literary fiction, romance, psychological thrillers, MG and humorous non-fiction works. 

Please note that within YA submissions, Saba does not represent paranormal or Sci-Fi. 

Some of her recent #MSWL items include: 

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