Agent Spotlight: Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary


This blog’s Agent Spotlights are my way of helping new writers looking for a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

This time, let’s feature Maureen Moretti of P.S. Literary.

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.

She loves Narrative Non-Fiction, especially Biography, Culture and History but reads widely in commercial fiction with a soft spot for Upmarket Women’s Fiction.

Maureen is actively acquiring both nonfiction and fiction. Within nonfiction she is searching for narrative nonfiction, culture, history, biography, LGBTQ+, cookbooks, and lifestyle. Within fiction she is looking for women’s fiction, thrillers, LGBTQ+, romance, select science fiction, literary fiction and genre-bending unique voices.

Query guidelines:  If you would like to send a query to Maureen, please review P.S. Literary’s Submission Guidelines.

Submitting to Ms. Moretti seems simple – her requirements state:

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 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.).

If you would like to learn more about Ms. Moretti, click here.

If you’d like assistance with crafting your query letter, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help you!  Let’s get your book in Ms. Moretti’s hands!

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