Lauren MacLeod is a literary agent with The Strothman Agency.
Lauren joined the Strothman Agency after graduating cum laude from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing. She lives in Nashville, TN and tweets under @Lauren_MacLeod.
Lauren’s primary interests are young adult fiction and nonfiction, middle grade novels, as well as highly polished literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Some of her favorite (non-client) YA authors are Melina Marchetta, Meg Rosoff, and Maureen Johnson.
She is seeking: Young adult & middle grade in every subgenre. She loves books for and about lost people, and well-drawn, complex, flawed characters. She is always looking for projects with strong voices and diverse casts. She is drawn towards multifaceted female characters, underrepresented protagonists, and books that explore interesting questions.
On the middle grade side, she loves manuscripts with funny characters or humorous situations. On the YA side, she will never stop looking for the next Perks of Being a Wallflower or Jellicoe Road.
On the nonfiction side, Lauren looks for all captivating narrative nonfiction, and is particularly interested in food writing, science, pop culture and history. Her dream nonfiction project would be a feminist history of the United States.
Lauren is not accepting submissions for picture books or chapter books for early readers at this time. She does not represent adult romance, sci-fi or chick lit.