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 nonfiction with veracity and heart. Twitter: @agentsaba. Website:


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.


Too Bright to See, Kyle Lukoff
Laxmi's Mooch, Shelly Anand
That's What Friends Do, Cathleen Barnhart

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's, GLBT, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Picture Books

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Gift Books, Humor, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Parenting, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Chick Lit, Family Saga, Mystery, Romance, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult