About Me

**Please read the Bradford Literary Agency submission guidelines if you wish to submit to Natalie**

Natalie M. Lakosil* is an agent at Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. She has been an agent since 2009; after nearly four years at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and a brief dabble in writing author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune, Natalie joined Bradford Agency in February of 2011.

Natalie’s specialties are all ages (PB, chapter book, MG, YA) of children’s literature (fiction and nonfiction), adult cozy mystery/crime, female-driven thrillers, and upmarket women’s/general fiction. She also represents illustrators and select adult nonfiction.

In novels, she likes historical (primarily 1800s-1920s), multi-cultural, own voice representation, magical realism, LGBTQ, strong female leads, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, and horror.

In picture books, she likes short-texted (500 words or less), emotionally-resonant, quirky or character-driven. She likes softer, lyrical bedtime books that are beautifully written, humor, strong voices, strong characters, and texts with fun, clever and unexpected twists at the end.

She looks for unique perspectives and fresh ideas in nonfiction. In adult, platform and innovation are key; in children’s, she likes picture book biographies, STEM topics, and texts exploring feminist and social issues.

Natalie is not looking for: Natalie is not currently accepting new clients in adult romance or adult SFF, and does not represent inspirational novels, memoir, romantic suspense, poetry, or screenplays

Bradford Literary Agency is a boutique agency located in sunny San Diego, California. Founded in 2001, it is an editorial-focused agency that prefers to work closely with its authors in helping to build strong, sustainable careers.

Read more about the agency on their website or Facebook, and follow Natalie on Twitter @Natalie_Lakosil!

*Please note Natalie's new name, as of 9/10/11. View Wedding Post here!

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