Miriam Kriss, Vice President of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, has been a literary agent since 2004 with a focus on commercial fiction. She doesn't look for specific stories, focusing instead on finding a voice she can fall in love with and champion. This strategy of taking on only clients she's passionate about has led to six-figure deals for first-time authors and numerous client appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.
What to Submit to Miriam:
Miriam is open to all genres of commercial fiction, from picture books through adult. She's especially on the hunt for female driven epic fantasy and thrillers, diverse voices in YA and MG, and any novel that pulls her in and makes her forget she's reading. Basically, if it's fun to read she probably represents it. She's incredibly selective in her non-fiction projects but has been known to jump on the right one.