STEPHEN BARR

Stephen Barr is a senior literary agent at Writers House, where he started out as an intern in 2008.  He represents a broad stripe of authors across all genres, with a perpetual hankering for audacious, voice-abundant YA, intricate picture books, mysteries that handcuff humor and tragedy to the same radiator, and really any fiction that tackles heavy themes with a light touch.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Audacious, voice-abundant YA, fiendish MG, intricate picture books, mysteries that handcuff humor and tragedy to the same radiator, and really any fiction that tackles heavy themes with a light touch.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

Baby & Solo, Lisabeth Posthuma
Oddity, Eli Brown
The Truth About Dragons, Jaime Zollars

SPECIALIZES IN

FICTION: Children's, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural Picture Books, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative

CONSIDERS

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, Humor/Satire, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Current Affairs, GLBT, History, Humor, Music, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports