Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Agents and Editors (and More) that are Looking for #OwnVoices Books

*I am publishing this right now because it's important to get it out ASAP. I am still working on  splitting people into general age categories of work they look for, links to their actual professional pages, etc.*

*if you want on this list, comment below with your links!*

(Disclaimer: I have not screened the people on this list. Please still make informed decisions when submitting. The resources listed on the (being updated) Preditors and Editors site is a great place to start.)

(Update: I added a column for book bloggers!)

I define #OwnVoices broadly to mean: the author writes from the perspective of a major character who shares very similar experiences of identity-based marginalization with the author.


Adriana Domínguez
Alyssa Jennette
Amy Boggs
Caitie Flum
Cate RB
Christa Heschke
Courtney Miller-Callihan
Eric Smith
Fiona Kenshole
Full Circle Literary Agency
Gordon Warnock
Hannah Fergesen
J. Johnson-Blalock
Jennifer Azantian
Jess Regel
Jessica Watterson
Jill Corcoran
John M. Cusick
Kate Testerman
Katelyn Detweiler
Kim-Mei Kirtland
Kira Watson
Kristy Hunter
Laura Crockett
Lauren Abramo
Lauren Spieller
Lilly Ghahremani
Lindsay Mealing
Lisa Abellera
Lydia Moed
Maria Vicente
Marietta B Zacker
Michelle Richter
Nicole Payne
Pam Howell
Patricia Nelson
Quressa Robinson
Rena Bunder Rossner
Renee Nyen
Saba Sulaiman
Sara Megibow
Sarah Lyons
Shannon Powers
Susan Graham
Taylor Martindale Kean
Tracy Marchini
Veronica Park


A.C. Wise
Alissa Davis
Amanda Jean
Ashley Hearn
Aubrey Poole
Carlisa Cramer
Diana M. Pho
Donna Bray
Eileen Rothschild
Eliza Kirby
Emilia Rhodes
Jeffrey West
Jerry L.Wheeler
Jessica MacLeish
Joyce Chng
Karah Sutton
Lydia Shamah
Lydia Sharp
Mackenzie Walton
Melissa Frain
Niki Daniels
Patrice Caldwell
Richard Shealy
T. S. Ferguson
Tiffany Liao
Trisha T.

Both Editor and Agent-Affiliated

Amy Jameson

Book Bloggers

Bogi Takács