Happy Release Day to DEVILS UNTO DUST by Emma Berquist!!!

The desert claims everything in the end.

– From Greenwillow / HarperCollins!


I have openings for interns! I’m looking to fill positions for Adult Fiction interns focusing in Women’s Fiction, Female-Centric Thrillers, Horror, and general Upmarket and Literary Fiction.

You do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories, particularly with books on the New York Times bestseller lists. The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers, librarians, teachers and educators, MFA students, and passionate readers. You do not need to live in New York—this is a remote internship. We ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment.

While this internship is unpaid, TBA values our interns’ contributions, and holds monthly educational chats for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. And in between those events, I answer as many questions about the publishing process that I can. I ask for a six-month commitment, but most of my interns have ended up sticking around for a year or more!


To apply for the Adult Intern position, send the information below to: HeathersAdultInterns@gmail.com, with subject line “Adult Intern.”

  • Tell me why you want the internship, and a little about yourself, including relevant experience. Feel free to attach a resume if you feel it would help – though it’s not necessary.
  • List your top 10 favorite books of all time
  • List the last 10 books of fiction you read

If you’ve applied in the past, you’re welcome to apply again. Watch this space and @HeddaFlaherty on Twitter for details!

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Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTERS sold in Portugal to 20/20 Editora, in Canada to Groupe Sogides, and in France to Editions Leducs.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s THE LIFE LIST sold in Thailand to Wara.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s QUOTE ME sold in Bulgaria to Egmont.

Jack Jordan’s BEFORE HER EYES sold in Bulgaria to Millenium.

Roxie Cooper’s MORE THAN WORDS sold in Germany to Piper.

L.H. Cosway’s HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN and A CRACK IN EVERYTHING sold in Germany to Lyx.

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in Brazil to Novo Século. Polish audio rights sold to Insignis.

Geneva Lee’s ROYAL DREAM, ROYAL KISS and ROYAL FOREVER sold in Italy to Mondadori.

Sophie Anderson’s THE HOUSE WITH THE CHICKEN LEGS sold in Romania to Nemira.

P.G. Bell’s THE TRAIN TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES sold in Poland to Mamania.

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH THE CHOCOLATE HEART sold in Serbia to Vulcan.

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART and THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON HEART sold in Israel to Utz Publishing.

Stephanie Garber’s LEGENDARY sold in Finland to WSOY.

A.G. Howard’s THE HUMMINGBIRD HEART sold in France to MxM Bookmark.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR sold in Albania to MediaPrint, and in Latvia to Lavijas Media, both in three-book deals.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Turkey to Pegasus Yayincilik, and in Bulgaria to Ibis.

Cecilia Vinesse’s THE SUMMER OF US sold in the Czech Republic to Albatros/CooBoo.

Heidi Heilig’s FOR A MUSE OF FIRE sold World Spanish rights in a three-book deal, in a pre-empt, to Urano.

Deal Announcements


I’m thrilled to announce deals for Hilary McKay’s new novel, to be called THE SKYLARKS’ WAR when Macmillan publishes it in the UK and LOVE TO EVERYONE in the US, where it will be published by Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster BFYR. It really is Hilary at her very best: a complicated family, plenty of wit, and finding hope amidst the tragedy of war. Coming to a bookstore near you in fall 2018!

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Congrats to Julia Walton for her recent film deal with LD Entertainment for WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, out now from Random House BFYR!

Read more here at Deadline Hollywood!

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Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in Latin America to Planeta Mexico, in Vietnam to Van Lang, and in Russia to Eksmo.

Kristen Ciccarelli’s ISKARI sold in Russia to AST Publishers, in a three-book deal.

Alwyn Hamilton’s HERO AT THE FALL sold in Poland to Wydawnictwo Poznanskie.

A.G Howard’s THE HUMMINGBIRD HEART sold in Spain to Oz Editorial.

Geneva Lee’s THE SINS THAT BIND US sold in France to Editions Hugo, TEACHING ROMAN and REACHING GAVIN sold in Germany to Blanvalet, and the ROYALS Saga sold in Slovenia to Ucila, in a three-book deal.

Casey Lyall’s HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. sold in Hungary to Pozsonyi Pagony.

Katherine Locke’s THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON sold in Brazil to DarkSide Books.

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTERS sold in Romania to RAO.

R.M. Romero’s THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKOW sold in the Czech Republic to Argo, and in Poland to Wydawnictwo Galeria.

Nancy Scanlon’s MISTS OF FATE sold in Germany to Amazon Crossing, in a two-book deal.

Jo Spain’s THE CONFESSION sold in Croatia to Znanje.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s QUOTE ME sold in Brazil to Verus Editora.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR sold in Estonia to Eesti Raamat, in a three-book deal.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Portugal to 20/20 Editora and MADE YOU UP sold in Georgia to Palitra.

Deal Announcements


I took a break from submissions toward the end 2017 because I had a lot of client manuscripts that needed my attention, and because I had a fearsome backlog of requested manuscripts that I needed to read. I’m nearly caught up on both now, and so I’m once again open to queries—which I’m happy about, because I’ve really missed the thrill of spotting something brilliant in my inbox.

My stock line about what I’m looking for goes: ‘I like wit, but not snark; I prefer books that lean more toward literary than commercial, but of course, my perfect book neatly bridges the two.’ That’s still true. I’m also looking for books that surprise me—stories and voices I haven’t heard before. Books that have something smart and important to say about the world around us. Books that ask us to examine who we are and what we think. And most importantly, books that feel unexpected, unique, necessary.

For more on what I’m looking for, and our submission guidelines, see my page on the TBA website.

Here’s to a new year full of great queries! I’m looking forward to reading yours.


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