About Us

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: foreign, translation, 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 nearly 20 years 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 award-winning authors such as Reyna Grande, Angela Cervantes, Lorena Siminovich, Tim Z. Hernandez, Eric Pierpoint, and Rafael Lopez, as well as newcomers such as 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
SCBWI 2014 Annual Summer Conference, August 1-4, 2014, Los Angeles
Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference, September 27th, 2014, New York City
Push to Publish 2014 Conference, October 11, 2014, Philadelphia

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. Clients include: Debra Driza, Emery Lord, Annie Cardi, Aisha Saeed, Lois Miner Huey, Tim Bradley, and more.

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
Surrey International Writers Conference, October 24-26, 2014
SCBWI San Diego Conference, November 8, 2014

Stefanie von Borstel is co-founder of Full Circle Literary and has almost 20 years of experience in publishing. 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, Lisa Congdon, Kelly McCants, Betz White, and Anne Weil of Flax & Twine, among others.

On the children's side, 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. Currently, she is especially seeking middle grade fiction and nonfiction. For picture books: author/illustrators, diverse books with broad appeal, nonfiction or "ficinformational" books (as coined by Julie Danielson at Kirkus) with a distinct voice. Clients include: Monica Brown, Jennifer Ward, Toni Buzzeo, Carmen Tafolla, Rafael Lopez, Heather L. Montgomery, Cindy Jenson-Elliott, Susie Ghahremani and SCBWI Grand Prize Portfolio Award Winner Juana Martinez-Neal, to name a few. 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
SCBWI San Diego Conference, November 8, 2014

Lilly Ghahremani, JD, MBA is a founding member of Full Circle Literary. For twelve years, Lilly has represented authors and artists in the sales and licensing of their creative works and brands. By thinking strategically about her clients' long-term careers, she is able to help authors secure publishing deals and contracts that give them the freedom to grow their success in new ways.

At Full Circle, Lilly has represented Dawn Dais (The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for WomenSh!t No One Tells You), chef Isabel Cruz (Isabel's Cantina), Jon Yang (The Rough Guide to Blogging, Exclusively Chloe), Natalie Bovis (Preggatinis, The Bubbly Bride), Therese Laskey (Softies, Zakka Sewing), Craig Michaels (Thirty to Wife), Debra Berndt (Let Love In), and many, many more.

She is interested in smart, engaging writing - both fiction and nonfiction. She is particularly interested in these genres: pop culture, business, humor, craft, health & fitness, and literary fiction. If you are a strong writer and have a clear vision for how you will capture a substantial audience (please have a platform!), drop her a line, she'd love to hear from you.

Lilly is holds a JD from UCLA School of Law, an MBA from SDSU, and a BA in English Literature from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go Blue!). When not agenting, she is off to see the world, book in hand.



Foreign and Translation Rights

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