Sarah Bolling

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Sarah joined The Gernert Company in 2017 after working in editorial at W. W. Norton & Company. She holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University, and an MA in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. She currently resides in Manhattan, but has previously lived in Japan, South Korea, and the UK. Sarah is currently seeking literary fiction, especially featuring speculative elements, diverse characters, and inventive narrative structure. She is also seeking a range of nonfiction, including: memoir, pop culture, psychology, sociology, beauty, and style.

What I'm Looking For

I'm always looking for literary fiction with speculative elements (think Naomi Alderman's The Power or John Darnielle's Universal Harvester). I want fiction that showcases diversity, especially written by authors from marginalized identities. I like fiction that challenges conventional notions of what "the novel," as a form, can be.

On the nonfiction side, I am particularly interested pop culture and cultural criticism, as well as illustrated/coffee table books.

Specializes In

FICTION: GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, Gift Books, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture


FICTION: Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Horror, Humor/Satire, Mystery, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, History, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Music, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, Technology, True Crime