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Margaret Sutherland Brown 10

An agent with Folio Literary Management (see other agents at this agency).

About

I'm an agent at Folio representing literary and upmarket commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, select young adult fiction, and narrative non-fiction. Previously I was an agent at Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC, and transitioned to represent many of ESA's clients at Folio in January 2020. Before becoming an agent, I spent the first seven years of my career in editorial, primarily at Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, where I worked on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. As an agent, I use my insider knowledge of how a publishing house operates to my clients' advantage, and my editorial background informs how unusually closely and thoroughly I work with clients to develop a project before we ever submit to publishers. I'm proud to work with immensely talented authors. Among many other accolades, my clients have won the American Book Award, been finalists for the National Book Award and the PEN/ Hemingway Award, and been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships. I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Wake Forest University as an English major with a double minor in journalism and Spanish, and now live in Brooklyn with my husband and two sons. When I'm not reading I love to take advantage of New York City's art, dance, theater, and restaurant scene and go running. I also love to travel. I'm grateful every day to have the privilege of supporting writers in their work of bringing into the world literature that describes, enriches and transforms our lives.

Country & Professional Associations

United States Member of AALA

Fiction Open

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: Multi-generational, sweeping and emotionally-engaging novels like Brit Bennett's THE MOTHERS, Tayari Jones' AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, Rebecca Makkai's THE GREAT BELIEVERS, and Audrey Niffenegger's THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE --Voice-driven, idiosyncratic and searing novels in the vein of the books of Elisa Albert, Jesse Ball, Aimee Bender, Miranda July, and Jenny Offill --Intelligent, witty and fully-realized page-turners like the books of Rumaan Alam, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, Laura Dave, Helen Ellis, Katherine Heiny, Eliza Kennedy, Tom Perrotta, J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, and Colson Whitehead's SAG HARBOR --Dark, psychologically-rich thrillers like the novels of Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, and Gin Phillips --Literary historical fiction that immerses its reader completely in another fascinating era: think the novels of Jo Baker, Jessie Burton, Janice Y.K. Lee, Hilary Mantel, Laura Moriarty, and Amor Towles --Fresh re-imaginings of mythology and fairy tales for adult readers, from Naomi Novik's novels to Madeleine Miller's CIRCE

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenre: Historical.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Fairy tales, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Nonfiction Open

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: Paradigm-shifting non-fiction with a sociological bent like Matthew Desmond's EVICTED, Charles Duhigg's THE POWER OF HABIT, Jill Leovy's GHETTOSIDE, and the books of Peggy Orenstein and Bee Wilson --Narrative non-fiction with an inimitable take on contemporary life from a female perspective, as found in the books of Melissa Brody, Sloane Crosley, Nora Ephron, Caitlin Moran as well as in Lauren Collins' WHEN IN FRENCH and Lisa Taddeo's THREE WOMEN --Illuminating books about parenting, both narrative and prescriptive, from Angela Garbes LIKE A MOTHER to Julie Lythcott-Haims's HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT and Jennifer Senior's ALL JOY AND NO FUN.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Children/Family (Parenting/Child care), Lifestyle (General, Cooking), Sexuality/Gender (Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (General, Social issues, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2022
Last Checked: 01 Aug 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Mar 2018

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