We know the time and effort you put into your writing. Our underlying policy is that we only sign work we are as enthusiastic about as you are. We will support you up to and through the publication process. We'll see it through... full circle. We provide a variety of services to our clients, including:
- Publisher placement
- Subrights sales: world, foreign, film and television through our network of co-agents
- Champion the promotion of your book before, during and after publication
- Provide an experienced liaison between you and your publisher
- Help you think about and plan your writing career long-term!
Here is a bit about each of our agents at Full Circle Literary:
Adriana Dominguez has 15 years of experience in publishing, most recently as Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books, where she managed the children's division of the Latino imprint, Rayo. Prior to that, she was Children's Reviews Editor at Criticas magazine, published by Library Journal. She has performed editorial work for many children's and adult publishers, both on a full time basis and as a freelance consultant, on English and Spanish language books. Adriana is also a professional translator who has worked on a number of translations of award-winning and best-selling children's books. She is a member of the Brooklyn Literary Council that organizes the Brooklyn Book Festival, and one of the founders of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference in New York City. Adriana joined Full Circle in 2009, and is based on the East Coast. She is interested in children's picture books, middle grade novels, and literary young adult novels. On the adult side, she is looking for literary and women's works of fiction that feature characters with unique voices telling unforgettable stories. In the area of non-fiction, she seeks pop culture, and how-to titles geared toward women of all ages, written by authors with rock-solid platforms. Adriana has a long trajectory of publishing underrepresented authors and illustrators, and welcomes submissions that offer diverse points of view. Her client list includes seasoned authors such as Reyna Grande, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Tim Z. Hernandez, Lorena Siminovich, George Ancona, and Rafael Lopez, as well as newcomers such as Angela Cervantes, Michaela & Elaine DePrince, Katheryn Russell-Brown, and Lila Quintero-Weaver, among others.
When not working - which is rare - Adriana can be found at the nearest airport, waiting to be whisked away from it all; along with publishing and her family, travel is her biggest passion!
Please note Adriana is not accepting short stories, poetry, romance, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, or Spanish language only submissions.
Adriana will be on faculty at the following conferences:
SCBWI 2014 Annual Winter Conference, February 21-23, 2014, New York City
National Latino Children's Literature Conference, March 13-15, 2014, Alabama
Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference, September 27th, 2014, New York City
Taylor Martindale is a literary agent with Full Circle Literary, actively acquiring fiction and non-fiction projects. She began agenting with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where she studied English and Hispanic Studies.
Taylor is looking for young adult fiction, literary middle grade fiction, women's fiction, and select non-fiction projects. She is interested in finding unique and unforgettable voices in contemporary, historical and/or multicultural novels. She is looking for books that demand to be read whether the stories are light-hearted or address important issues (she adores both). More than anything, Taylor is looking for character-driven stories that bring the world vividly to life and voices that refuse to be ignored. When considering non-fiction projects, Taylor uses much the same approach, and hopes to find authors with fresh ideas and perspectives, with writing that is accessible, entertaining, and compelling.
When not working, Taylor can be found traveling, cooking, spending time with loved ones, or (surprise!) lost in a good book. Taylor will be on faculty at the following conferences in 2013:
American Night Writers Conference, February 20-22, 2014
Northern Colorado Writers Conference, March 28-29, 2014
Sara Sciuto is a new member of Full Circle Literary. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Sara also completed literature coursework at NYU. Before joining Full Circle, she gained valuable experience working on film and foreign rights with Taryn Fagerness Agency.
Stefanie von Borstel
Sara is actively building her list with a focus on middle grade and young adult fiction; in particular, contemporary, historical, gothic/thriller/horror, sci-fi, mystery/suspense, fantasy, and other speculative fiction. For Young Adult, she's especially drawn to literary voices with commercial appeal. For Middle Grade, her tastes are more broad and she seeks everything from provoking historical to fun/silly adventure projects. She has a particular soft spot for gritty narratives, anything with international or regional locales, period settings, and anything with artistic themes.
Sara is also looking for standout picture books, especially those with a quirky or humorous narrative; and welcomes author/illustrators, as well as conceptual or art-driven projects. She's also considering select adult nonfiction in the areas of craft, design, how-to, lifestyle, and pop culture. For children's nonfiction, she's open to a wider range of both narrative and prescriptive projects. Currently, she is NOT considering any adult fiction (all genres).
Her great passions in life are travel and good food - and good books, of course, but that goes without saying! While she's always cultivating new obsessions, her latest are photography and sailing. Sara will be on faculty at the following conferences:
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, July 17-20, 2014
is co-founder of Full Circle Literary. Prior to agenting, she worked in editorial and marketing with Penguin and Harcourt. Stefanie represents children's books from toddler to teen, and select adult books. On the adult side, her focus is on family-interest, design/lifestyle/DIY, and creative nonfiction. She has the pleasure of working with Meg Mateo Ilasco, Justina Blakeney, Barb Blair, Betz White, Anne Weil, and Kelly McCants of Modern June, among others.
On the children's side, she is especially seeking middle grade fiction and nonfiction, and is excited about her clients' latest titles Diana Lopez's Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
, Penny Warner's Code Busters Club
, and Sarah Burningham's Girl to Girl
. For picture books: diverse books with broad appeal, nonfiction with a distinct voice,"ficinformational" books (as coined by Julie Danielson at Kirkus
), and books that inspire imagination of the young and young-at-heart. Clients include: Monica Brown, Jennifer Ward, Toni Buzzeo, Carmen Tafolla, Rafael Lopez, Heather Montgomery, Cindy Jenson-Elliott, and SCBWI Grand Prize Portfolio Award Winner Juana Martinez-Neal, to name a few. Books she has represented have been awarded Pura Belpre Honors, ALA Notable Children's Books, the Christopher Award, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors, the Agatha Award, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Stefanie is thrilled to work with clients that have a distinct style or expertise that can crossover to both the children's and adult markets. When not reading, Stefanie is probably searching for green fig beetles or exploring tidepools with her son. Stefanie will be on faculty at the following conferences:
San Francisco Writers Conference, February 13-16, 2014
Lilly Ghahremani is a founding member of Full Circle Literary. She holds a JD from UCLA School of Law, an MBA in Marketing from San Diego State, and a BA in English Literature from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go Blue!). Please note Lilly is not accepting submissions (except by limited referral), and wishes you the best with your book!