James Mustelier

James Mustelier

Literary Agent & Editorial Consultant

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James is open to queries.

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  • Literary fiction
  • Crime
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Horror
  • Humor
  • YA fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Romance
  • Poetry
  • Self-help
  • Picture books

About James

I am an agent at the Bent Agency as well as the in-house Editorial Consultant.

I was born in Miami, Florida, and lived in Spain, France and Italy before moving to New York. I studied Creative Writing at Florida State University and received my MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, where I served as the Graduate Editor of the literary journal. I’ve worked as an editorial associate at Fiction magazine and as a freelance editor.

I’m looking for both literary and commercial adult fiction. In literary fiction, I’m specifically drawn to visceral honesty coupled with a dark sense of humor. In commercial fiction I’m looking for horror, mystery, and thrillers. My favorite books have distinct and memorable voices that grab the reader’s attention, and a narrative gravity that permeates every action in the story.

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