Mariah Nichols


Mariah has a great passion for storytelling and for the publishing industry. With a BS degree in Business she wanted to apply her degree towards the world of books.

After interning at Howland Literary her senior year, she soon transitioned to the role as a reader and in-house editor for the D4EO Literary Agency, working with Bob Diforio in all aspects of the business, with the intention of being named a D4EO literary agent.

She enjoys working with new authors, offering editorial suggestions and copy editing of their manuscripts, helping to ensure that the work submitted to publishers is the best it can be. She is actively seeking compelling stories and growing her client list.

Mariah is interested in adult and young adult fiction with genres including thriller, upmarket, romance/rom-com, horror, family drama, science fiction/paranormal, and women’s fiction. She is also wanting to represent nonfiction in categories such as cookbooks, memoirs, self-help, lifestyle, and how-to. Stories that showcase diversity and highlight mental health or special needs is something that she would especially like to see. For more information about Mariah’s wish list visit her website below.


Submission Guidelines:

Fiction: Include query letter and the first 20 pages.
Nonfiction: State the marketing/publicity in your query letter along with your proposal, followed by the first sample chapter. Please include your ability to help promote and publicize your book as publishers want their NF authors to have strong media platforms.

Mariah is accepting queries via Query Manager