BETH MARSHEA

Beth is the Owner and Lead Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency. She created an agency rooted in fostering careers, committed to the growth and development of both new and veteran authors. She loves to introduce works with unique perspectives and diverse voices to the literary world. Ladderbird is dedicated to highlighting all stories that need to be told and to expanding the visibility of underrepresented writers.Beth is looking for work from diverse authors with a special focus on underrepresented voices in both Adult and Childrens.

Some of her clients are Cody Luff whose debut novel Ration has garnered much critical praise; Catherine Adel West whose multigenerational family drama Saving Ruby King will be Park Row (HarperCollins) lead summer novel in 2020; Martin Padgett whose nonfiction work Midnight at the Oasis comes out in 2021 from Norton, and more.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

I'm looking for beautifully written work across most genres that comes from marginalized authors and tells stories that we haven't heard before.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

Saving Ruby King, Catherine Adel West
Midnight at the Oasis, Martin Padgett
Everyman, M Shelly Conner

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Fantasy, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade,  Multi-Cultural, Science Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, GLBT, History, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Parenting, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, Travel

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Children's, Commercial Fiction, Graphic Novels, Mystery, Picture Books, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Music, Nature/Ecology, Religion, Technology