Kate Montgomery is an Executive Literary Agent based in San Diego, CA. She has been a literary agent since 2011 with a focus on commercial fiction. At 25, she started her career as a Publishing Agent helping independent authors achieve their publishing goals. Her success in the independent publishing industry helped her become a successful Senior Traditional Marketing Executive, in partnership with some of the largest Traditional Houses in the world like Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, and many more. This gave her the wonderful opportunity to work on behalf of Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, Guggenheim fellows, PEN/Hemingway Award winners, and New York Times bestsellers. She also uses her knowledge of the movie business to handle book-to-film and TV rights. She co-founded the now-defunct Book Acquisitions Guild after ten fruitful years in the publishing and marketing industry.
What she's looking for
Kate is looking for commercial and upmarket fiction with great characters and superb writing, especially historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers of all kinds, romance, and book club fiction. She is open to children's books, science fiction, and fantasy that crosses over to a young adult market.
She is also looking for Middle Grade and Young Adult projects, particularly romance, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and contemporary books with diverse characters.
In nonfiction, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, especially history that’s impossible to put down, books on pop culture, theater, current events, women’s issues, and humor.