Jennifer March Soloway



Jennifer is accepting queries by referral only.
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Jennifer joined the Andrea Brown Literary Agency in 2016, after a career in marketing and public relations. Agenting is her dream job. She loves working with writers and illustrators, and nothing gives her greater joy than to help an author elevate their story. She is most drawn to emotionally compelling voices and fresh perspectives underrepresented in literature.

Please send Jennifer:

  • Adult literary thrillers and horror (she is a suspense junkie, who loves to be scared). Throw in dash of (bad) romance, and she’s hooked!

  • YA novels in any genre (horror, thrillers, gothic, humor), but especially literary stories about ordinary teens dealing with life, family, relationships, sexuality, mental illness, or recovery. A blend of genre and literary would be best of all. Also, lately, she'd like to fall in love (or lust).

  • MG novels full of humor and heart, including adventures, mysteries, spooky-but-not-too-scary ghost stories, contemporary, and grounded fantasy.

  • Stories that blurs the lines between the real and the imagined in any category.

  • Eye-catching illustration with a distinct style.

That’s her wish list, but you might have something she has never considered before, and it might be absolutely perfect for her. Surprise her!

Debut author and assistant editor at Viking Children's Meriam Metoui's A GUIDE TO THE DARK, in which two teen girls on a college tour road trip get stranded in a haunted motel room that is trying to kill them; with a second untitled YA speculative suspense novel to follow. Sold to Holt Children's, in a six-figure, two-book deal, at auction, for publication in spring 2023.

Author of THIS IS MY AMERICA Kim Johnson's INVISIBLE SON, set during a summer of racial reckoning and the pandemic, in which a boy is released from juvenile hall to discover that his friend has been missing for months, but no one is looking for him in this city with more Black Lives Matter signs than Black people. Sold to Random House Children's, in a six-figure deal, for publication in fall 2022.

NYT-bestselling author of CEMETERY BOYS Aiden Thomas's JUST MAX, in which a stealth transgender college student faces the usual stress of freshman year—making new friends and trying to fit in—all while managing testosterone shots, navigating the perils of communal bathrooms, and falling in love with the handsome soccer player down the hall. Sold to Feiwel and Friends, in a six-figure deal, for publication in winter 2024.

Ann Zhao's debut DEAR WENDY, in which two first-year college students with anonymous relationship advice accounts on Instagram feud over who gives the best tips, only to meet in real life and discover they both identify as aromantic and asexual—a rarity even at their diverse liberal arts college. Sold to Feiwel and Friends, for publication in winter 2024.

Pixar animator Bobby Podesta's debut NORTH FOR THE WINTER, in which an 11-year-old girl must team up with the boy next door and his teenage sister to outsmart a hunter and dodge U.S. military planes, so they can return a flying reindeer to the North Pole to save Christmas before it's too late. Sold to First Second, for publication in 2024.

Linda Kao's debut A CROOKED MARK, in which a teen boy has spent his life traveling with his father, a member of a secret society who hunts those marked by Lucifer, but when he's sent on his first solo mission, he begins to question if there truly is a devil at work or if the real evil lies closer to home. Sold to Razorbill, for publication in summer 2023.

Olivia Aserr to illustrate MAMA IN CONGRESS: RASHIDA TLAIB'S JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON, a biography told through Tlaib's children's point of view, chronicling her story as a first-generation Palestinian American who became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature and first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress. Sold to Clarion, for publication in fall 2022.

Hidden rooms

Haunted houses

Unlikely love interests

Origin stories

Silver linings

I fall hard for protagonists who make bad decisions for the right (and occasionally the wrong) reasons.
When a story raises a captivating question
(or two or three),
I will read until 3 a.m. to find out what happens
(and then offer rep!).