August 13-16, 2020
New York City

Samantha Wekstein

Thompson Literary

Thompson Literary

After internships with Sarah Jane Freymann Agency and Rowman & Littlefield, she began her career in 2013 at Writers House LLC. She then briefly worked as an assistant at The Agency Group (now UTA) before returning to Writers House for the next 5 years where she supported the CEO and founder before becoming an agent. She’s been lucky to work with a variety of bestselling and award-winning authors across all genres. She joined Thompson Literary Agency in 2019, where she’s excited to grow her list. In YA, she loves creative and epic fantasies, but she is also drawn to realistic stories with multi-dimensional female characters. She is always interested in elevating diverse voices, particularly through feminist narratives. She is seeking MG of all stripes, but especially stories that deal with themes of friendship, adventure, or encountering tragedy for the first time. She is also on the lookout for whimsical, meaningful, and funny picture books, preferably by author/illustrators. On the adult side, she is drawn to commercial voices in romance, women’s fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy.

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