SABA SULAIMAN

Saba Sulaiman holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she studied modern Persian literature. She is looking primarily to build her children’s list, and is particularly interested in contemporary realistic stories. She's also open to literary, upmarket, and commercial adult fiction, romance (all sub-genres except paranormal), tightly plotted, character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries à la Agatha Christie, and memoir. Being an immigrant who is constantly negotiating her own identity and sense of belonging in a place she now calls “home,” she is committed to highlighting marginalized voices with compelling stories to tell; stories that demonstrate the true range of perspectives that exist in this world, and address urgent and often underexplored issues in both fiction and non-fiction with veracity and heart. Twitter: @agentsaba.  Website: sabasulaiman.com

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

A manuscript that excites me by the sheer layers of meaning in each and every scene; a manuscript that engages thoughtfully with morality and its flexibility in different situations; a manuscript that makes me chuckle and makes my heart ache in equal measure; a manuscript whose cast reflects the reality of our incredibly diverse world.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

Muslim Girls Rise, Saira Mir
Tarnished are the Stars, Rosiee Thor
That's What Friends Do, Cathleen Barnhart

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Juvenile, Memoir, Parenting, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, GLBT, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Picture Books, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships