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Serene Hakim 13

An agent with Ayesha Pande Literary (see other agents at this agency).

About

Prior to joining Ayesha Pande Literary in 2015, Serene worked at Laura Gross Literary Agency in Boston. Serene holds an M.A. in French to English translation from NYU and a B.A. in French and Women’s Studies from the University of Kansas. Born to Lebanese immigrants in the Midwest, she grew up straddling cultures and languages and still feels like a third culture kid. Serene loves to read a variety of genres but is particularly drawn to fiction with strong female voices, both YA and adult fiction and non-fiction with international themes, and LGBTQ and feminist issues. She is always on the lookout for great YA sci-fi and fantasy, realistic YA, and anything that gives voice to those whose voices are underrepresented and/or marginalized. She is especially interested in stories dealing with the Middle East and the variety of immigrant experiences out there. Specifically, she’s looking for writing that explores the different meanings of identity, home, family and parenthood/motherhood. When she’s not reading, she can usually be found trying a new recipe while simultaneously balancing a toddler on her hip.

Country

United States

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations, People with Middle Eastern or North African origins, All genders, Females, Transgender people, All sexual identities, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, Social issues).
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations, People with Middle Eastern or North African origins, All genders, Females, Transgender people, All sexual identities, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, Social issues).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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: 28 Sep 2023
Last Audited: 08 Sep 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Mar 2018

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