Julia Masnik is an agent at and Vice President of the Watkins/Loomis Agency, where she has worked with Gloria Loomis for the past eight years. Masnik specializes in literary fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction. In her years with the agency, she’s worked with established authors including Victor LaValle, Paul La Farge, Mat Johnson, and many more, as well as developed her own list of debut authors including Naomi Jackson and Colin Hagendorf. She is drawn to unique voices that bring the reader into worlds, communities, sub-cultures, and people that are often under-represented in publishing. She loves the early editorial process, and is game to work with and develop a project at any point in a novel, proposal, or career.