Marisa Cleveland

The Seymour Agency

Marisa Cleveland is drawn to novels she can’t put down until the last page and can’t stop discussing. Voice is definitely key for her. If she’s going to sign (and sell) someone or recommend someone, then the writer’s voice has to speak to her. She has to be able to listen (vocally and on the page) to that writer through revisions and edits and book after book. She wants to find characters she wants as her best friends and partners in crime long after the story ends, whether it’s in this world or an alternate universe…

Marisa Cleveland accepts queries in the following genres:

  • MG/YA Fiction
  • General Fiction
  • Nonfiction (Business and Leadership)

For other genres, by referral only.

Cleveland joined The Seymour Agency in 2009, as an author, then executive director, where she helped design and establish their internship program. In June 2020, she earned her Doctor of Education from Northeastern University and signed her first picture book client as part of her renewed mission to do more within the publishing industry.

Submission Guidelines:

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