Mandy Hubbard

Mandy Hubbard joined D4EO Literary Agency in February 2010 as a Young Adult and Middle Grade specialist, and has since expanded to include romance.

Prior to joining D4EO, her debut novel, PRADA & PREJUDICE, released from Penguin's razorbill imprint, quickly followed by several others, published by Harlequin, Razorbill, Flux, and Bloomsbury. Her novels have been optioned for film, published in eight territories, and appeared in TIME, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly.

Due to her background as a successful author, Mandy brings a unique perspective to agenting. She works closely with her clients from the idea stage to polished manuscript, and all the steps in between.  Mandy focuses on discovering debut talent as well as growing the careers of published authors.


email: mandy@d4eo.com [No Queries at this address]
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Seeking: A broad range of middle grade, young adult, and genre romance.
  • Email submissions only
  • Put "Query: Book Title" in the subject line of the email
  • Paste the first five pages of your novel below your query
  • No attachments
  • Email Queries to: MandyHubbardQueries@gmail.com 

Current Wishlist: 
You are welcome to query anything that falls within the MG/YA realm, as well as romance, but in particular, Mandy is looking for:
  • Contemporary, realistic romance for adults or "new adults"-- NO paranormal, UF, etc.
  • Regency or Victorian Romance
  • YA Horror, thriller, or mystery
  • YA epic fantasy a la THRONE OF GLASS
  • MG with a fun girly angle and series potential
  • YA Romance, whether historical or contemporary
  • Historical YA novels based within real tragedies, a la BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY by Ruta Septys, REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnely, etc.
  • YA with a hook, a la HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter or THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
Do NOT query anything meant for adult audiences (unless it would be published in the romance section), or non-fiction of any kind.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not interested in vampires, werewolves, angels, mermaids, or dystopian societies. For adult romance, I am not generally interested in historical romance unless it is regency or victorian. NO Paranormal/Urban Fantasy for adults, please.

  


A sample of recent sales:

Brighton Walsh's CAGED IN WINTER, a new adult romance, to Leis Pederson at Berkley, for publication Fall 2014.

Debut author Joy N. Hensley's RITES OF PASSAGE, in which a teen joins the first class of girls to attend the prestigious Denmark Military Academy, but when the brutal hazing starts, she discovers she's the target of a centuries-old secret society, one that will stop at nothing to drive her out, forcing her to trust a boy she can never ever fall for, in a two-book pre-empt, in a significant deal, to Jennifer Klonsky at Harper Teen, for publication Fall 2014.





VIRTUOSITY and THE VOW author Jessica Martinez's KISS KILL VANISH, in which a girl must unravel the betrayals and deceptions of the two men she loves after she witnesses a murder ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend, to Anica Rissi at Katherine Tegen Books, for publication in Fall 2014.





YA: STORM author Brigid Kemmerer's next books in her Elemental Series about four brothers whose tenuous control of the elements around them continue to stir up trouble, this time featuring the stories of Nick and Michael, as they fall in love and fight for their lives, in a three book deal, to Alicia Condon at K Teen.






MG: Cindy Callaghan's LUCKY ME, in which a tween girl fails to forward a chain letter and the ensuing bad luck wreaks havoc on her life, so she travels to Ireland to find the letter's original author and break the curse--but nothing goes as smoothly as planned, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.







YA: Lee Bross’s TANGLED WEBS, in which 16-year-old Arista survives life in 18th century London by masquerading as the mysterious Lady A—a “fixer” who specializes in blackmail and extortion --and when her partner in crime goes missing, she must expose the darkest secrets of London’s aristocracy in order to unravel the truth about his disappearance, in a pre-empt, in a two book deal, for six figures, to Emily Meehan at Disney-Hyperion



YA: Debut author Lindsey Scheibe’s RIPTIDE, pitched as Jennifer Echols/Simone Elkeles meets the movie BLUE CRUSH, in which a seventeen-year-old is training for a big surf competition — her ticket out of an abusive household — and trying desperately to keep from falling in love with her best friend, to Brian Farrey at Flux, in a two book deal

MG: Cindy Callaghan's LOST IN LONDON, in which a tween girl is desperate to be anything but boring, so she embarks on a trip to London where she ends up locked inside a department store overnight, to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.


Now in its third printing!








Emily Murdoch's debut IF YOU FIND ME, in which a 15-year-old girl discovers her life of isolation began because her mother kidnapped her as a child, and when she's returned to her father, she's forced to cope with a dizzying world of shopping malls, high school, and boys, all while hiding a secret which could cause her new life to come crumbling down, to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin's
Shorlisted for a Waterstones Children's Book Prize
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Translation rights sold in six territories
Carnegie Award Nominee
New York Times Editor's Pick




Jessica Martinez's untitled YA novel, about two platonic best friends who agree to tell the world a colossal lie-that they are in love-in order to save them both...but what happens next may rip their friendship apart forever, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, in a very nice deal, in a two book deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency (World).




 






Imogen Howson's debut LINKED, in which a girl discovers her nightmarish visions and inexplicable bruises are caused by a telepathic link to a twin she didn't know existed, and when she helps the girl evade government capture, a BOURNE IDENTITY style chase ensues, to Navah Wolfe at Simon & Schuster Children's, in a good deal, by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency (NA)  
Selected as RNA's YA Novel of the Year
Translation Rights sold in six territories.







Jessica Martinez's debut VIRTUOSITY, about a virtuoso violinist whose life begins to fall apart when she gets involved in a difficult love affair and gets caught in a druggy downward spiral, to Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse, in a two-book deal, at auction, for publication in Fall 2011, by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency (World)
Kirkus Best book for Teens 2011.


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