Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, is the editorial director at McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency, where her focus is on editorial strategy and conceptual development. A former Random House acquisitions editor, she has been in book publishing for over two decades. Carol has worked as an editor, a book doctor, and a ghostwriter for many of today’s top literary and commercial writers, noted academics, public figures, and celebrities. Her most writing recent writing projects are Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together, co-authored with bestselling author, James Blake (HarperCollins 2017); and The Warrior Method: A Program for Rearing Healthy Black Boys (Amistad, being revised for a 2018 reissue) by Raymond A. Winbush, Ph.D. Carol also teaches the Editing and Publishing Process, and Creative Writing at City College and New York University (NYU) in their publishing certificate program. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

What I'm Looking For

At McKinnon McIntyre we represent fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and children's books. We work with illustrators, and graphic novelists, first-time writers and established authors, with the goal of supporting writers throughout their careers. We have a strong adult commercial and commercially viable nonfiction list, a burgeoning YA and adult fiction list, and an established graphic novel and children's book list. We look for writers with a strong prose style and engaging story, a strong POV, platform, voice and narrative nonfiction writing style.

Sample Titles or Authors

Olympians, George O'Connor
Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel
Eloquent Rage, Brittney Cooper

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's, Commercial, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Multi-Cultural


FICTION: Chick Lit, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Narrative, Pop Culture, Women's Concerns