Representing Adult authors

Submissions

Noelle is looking for projects that uplight essential voices from the margins and teaches us how to better be human. She is eager to work with and prioritize authors of marginalized identities, and is particularly drawn to stories from Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander and Oceanic, and Indigenous perspectives. This said, she welcomes all stories with compelling writing that explores the mythic and the mundane, the sacred and profane, and the strange and fabulous beside the everyday. She likes to see characters evolve and change, teaching us further about ourselves and the resilience of the human condition.

For fiction, she’s looking for literary, upmarket, and (especially) speculative fiction, including magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction. Any genre bending and blending forms and experimentation is well received – she likes risk-taking. Of note, she is particularly keen on: reimagined folklore and mythology; dark, sad girl narratives; folks in the margins of their own communities; immigrant mothers and their daughters; coming-of-age stories and sisterhood; the softness of siblinghood; atmospheric, existential campus novels from bipoc perspectives; the unique intricacies and messiness of romance; monstrous women (why are they monsters?); and anything brimming with ancestral ghosts. She likes speculative work with surreal elements that flirt with the absurd. Last, any narrative in which the ocean holds weight will have an automatic layer of charm. 

Ongoing favorites include: Han Kang, Marlon James, Samantha Hunt, Carmen Maria Machado, Mona Awad, and Sayaka Murata

For nonfiction, she’s looking for projects that explore the intersections of the personal, the political, and the cultural. She is specifically looking for narratives from the margins or from emerging artists, cultural practitioners, and academics that know their niche deeply. She would love to see strong essay collections, narrative nonfiction, archival works, and experimental blendings exploring (or connecting) culture, the diaspora, decolonization, systemic inequalities, land relationships, climate change, and our striving toward wellness. 

Ongoing favorites include: Cathy Park Hong, Claudia Rankine, Mohsin Hamid, Alexander Chee, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and Anthony Christian Ocampo

Noelle is currently closed to submissions except for by referral. 

To query Noelle, please send a query letter, author bio, and 25-page sample (for fiction) or proposal (nonfiction) to querynoelle@transatlanticagency.com. Please include “Query” in the subject line along with the title and genre of your project, paste your sample into the body of the email, and notify her if another offer of representation is received.

If you have not heard from her within eight weeks, please assume that your work is not suitable for her current list. Thank you for thinking of me and for considering Transatlantic Agency.

Biography

Noelle Falcis Math has garnered a breadth of experience as a writer and editor before transitioning into agenting. She holds a BA and MFA in English and Creative Writing, and has received fellowships or residencies from VONA (Voices of Our Nations), Tinhouse, The Seventh Wave, and Lemontree House. At VONA, she realized the lack of knowledge accessible to marginalized writers, which fueled her interest in publishing. In 2021, she completed the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Publishing Workshop and Transatlantic Agency’s BIPOC mentorship program. In 2022, Noelle began assisting Amanda Orozco and Chelene Knight, and became the Marketing Assistant for the Transatlantic Agency. In 2023, Noelle transitioned into an Associate Literary Agent where she is now building her list.

Clients

  • Tamiko Nimura
  • mick powell
  • Kimberly Ann Ramos
  • Megha Viswanatha Rao
  • Sekani Robinson
  • Elda Mariá Roman
  • Sandy Yang
  • Lucy Zhang