Representing Adult, CHILDREN, AND YA Authors

Submissions

Amanda is currently closed to queries. 

Amanda is particularly drawn to stories from Asian and Latinx writers, though she is always looking for stories with compelling writing featuring protagonists with a distinct voice and personality; clever, quirky, gritty, and/or twisty stories that surprise her and keep her reading through the night.

For fiction, she’s looking for YA contemporary romance and fantasy, as well as literary and upmarket adult fiction in the contemporary, speculative, horror, and romance genres. She has a soft spot for coming-of-age stories, multi-generational family sagas, short story collections, and the occasional urban fantasy. Recent favorites include Mary H.K. Choi, Elizabeth Acevedo, Weike Wang, Kiley Reid, Ling Ma, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and Leigh Bardugo. She is not the right agent for thrillers, mysteries, procedurals, space operas, or historical fiction, and she is not currently looking for children’s picture books.

For nonfiction, she’s interested in stories that offer fresh cultural, political, and/or social critiques along with personal narratives on art, pop culture, tech, and forgotten, unexamined history. She is looking for perspectives from the margins or from emerging artists and academics with original ideas and sharp commentary. She is open to select poetry, memoirs, and illustrated gift/humor books. Recent favorites include Carmen Maria Machado, Cathy Park Hong, Roxane Gay, Ayad Akhtar, and Jenny Odell.

 

Submission Guidelines

Amanda is currently closed to queries. 

To query Amanda, please send a query letter, author bio, and 25-page sample (for fiction) or proposal (for nonfiction) to queryamanda@transatlanticagency.com. Please include “Query” in the subject line along with the title and genre of your project, and notify her if another offer of representation is received. Alternatively, queries can be submitted through Query Manager: https://querymanager.com/query/amandaorozco.

Please submit your query either through email OR Query Manager; do NOT submit your query through both.

Amanda responds to all queries, though she regrets that she cannot offer personalized feedback.

Biography

Before joining Transatlantic, Amanda Orozco gained a breadth of experience in academic publishing, publicity, subsidiary rights, and agenting. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Physiological Science and an English minor and worked as a fine art instructor and freelance editor for several years before moving to New York to complete the NYU Masters of Science in Publishing: Digital and Print Media. While at NYU, she worked at the National Book Foundation, Shreve Williams Public Relations, and The Gernert Company; she was also selected to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Beijing International Book Fair. Upon graduating from NYU in 2019, she worked in Subsidiary Rights at Little, Brown, where she helped sell rights for authors such as Michael Connelly, Elin Hilderbrand, and Sarah Knight, until discovering agenting was her true calling. She worked at Park & Fine Literary and Media before moving back to Los Angeles, where she is building her list at Transatlantic and working with authors such as Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Vickie Vertiz, Anthony Christian Ocampo, Nick Medina, and Vanessa Friedman.

Amanda has been a member of PoCinPub since 2018 and currently works for Dryland, the literary journal born in South Central, where she aims to amplify marginalized voices from the literary underground.

Clients

  • Arellano, Sophia
  • Birch, Jenny
  • Brandt, Martin E. II
  • Dowd, Charles C.
  • Ferrante, Paola
  • Fitzpatrick, Kyle Raymond
  • Friedman, Vanessa
  • Hsu, Charlene
  • Kempadoo, Oonya
  • McCormick, Jessica Emerson
  • Medina, Nick
  • Morrill, Stephanie
  • Ocampo, Anthony
  • Padilla, Viva
  • Quintero, Cristina
  • Recinos, Eva
  • Schlote-Bonne, Tatiana
  • Sedillo, Matt
  • Timm, Dr. Maria
  • Vertiz, Vickie
  • Villarreal, Vanessa Angélica