August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Latoya C. Smith

LCS Literary Services

LCS Literary Services

Before joining the LCS Literary Services, Latoya C. Smith was an editor for over thirteen years working at publishing houses such as Kensington Publishing, Hachette Book Group, and Samhain Publishing.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Latoya started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Teri Woods, while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University. In 2006, Latoya joined Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group, where she acquired a variety of titles from Hardcover fiction and non-fiction, to digital romance and erotica. In 2014, Latoya was Executive Editor at Samhain Publishing where she acquired short and long form romance as well as erotic fiction. She was also the winner of the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year.

Latoya is seeking high high-concept women’s fiction, Romance (contemporary, romantic suspense, cowboys, LGBTQ, erotic, inspirational, paranormal),  high-concept thrillers and horror, comedy, memoir, how-to/advice, relationships, health/wellness, and politics/current events. 

Latoya tends to shy away from sci-fi/fantasy, historical, steampunk, and urban fantasy, however if she happens to fall in with projects within those genres, she is happy to represent them.

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