Send a Query to Maggie Cooper of Aevitas Creative Management

WHO I AM: I've been with Aevitas Creative Management since 2018, representing adult fiction and select nonfiction projects. Based in Boston, I hold a degree in English from Yale University, attended the Clarion Writers Workshop, and earned my MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I served as an editor for The Greensboro Review. Prior to becoming an agent, I worked in the world of independent and university presses, as a bookseller, and as a teacher to students ages 10 through 85. As a queer white woman, I'm committed to working collaboratively with queer, BIPOC, and disabled writers, as well as writers from other communities typically underrepresented in mainstream publishing, in order to make all our voices heard.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: I'm seeking imaginative, genre-bending literary fiction; capacious historical novels; beautifully told queer stories; and smart, feminist vacation reads. I love retellings of classic stories, epistolary novels, and well-earned happy endings. I don't typically work on true science fiction and fantasy, although I'm drawn to stories that blend the realist and speculative in the traditions of magical realism, fabulism, or otherwise. I'm particularly attracted to imaginative writing, language that makes the reader pause over its peculiar specificity, and books that embody a sense of humor, tenderness, or joy.

In nonfiction, I'm looking for graphic projects with a literary sensibility, creative nonfiction, and projects with a quirky, joyful, or humorous bent. Across genres, I'm always interested in food, literary culture, gender, sustainability and climate crisis, social justice, schools and education, and projects that engage our current cultural moment, whether directly or slantwise.

Some of my favorite fiction writers include Lesley Nneka Arimah, Sarah Waters, Clare Beams, Jasmine Guillory, Curtis Sittenfeld, Lindsay Drager, and Carmen Maria Machado. Three books I've recently read and loved are: DETRANSITION, BABY by Torrey Peters, GOLD DIGGERS by Sanjena Sathian, and OUT OF OFFICE by Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel.

I rarely read or work on thrillers, SFF, true crime, memoir, or book projects focused on experiences with substance use.

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

You can learn more about me and about Aevitas here: https://aevitascreative.com/agents/
If you have a Publishers Marketplace account, you can see my deals here: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/dealmakers/detail.cgi?id=75697
I have a Bookshop list of published and forthcoming client books here: https://bookshop.org/shop/frecklywench

You can read my defense of happy endings for Poets & Writers here: https://www.pw.org/agents_editors_recommend/maggie_cooper_of_aevitas

And if you like pictures of baked goods and bad puns, you can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/frecklywench

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