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Ms. Tara Gilbert

KT Literary

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Tara Gilbert

KT Literary

New York, NY
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
New Adult
  • Romance, Category
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Historical
  • Romance, LGBTQ+
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Horror
  • Young Adult, LGBTQ+
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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Author Comments
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/15/2023 10:31 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/06/2023 03:12 PM
KT Literary website says she's closed to queries
01/29/2023 05:51 AM
FQ: 12/23/22
FR: 01/29/23
128k urban fantasy
01/26/2023 03:01 PM
I noticed on the KT Website, Tara Gilbert's salutation is noted as Mx, not Ms

12/12/2022 12:04 PM
Submitted 11/24 76k YA Thriller.
11/11/2022 11:32 AM
FQ: 11/04/2022

72k Fantasy
11/03/2022 11:18 AM
Just FYI, Tara uses the preferred salutation "Mx."
Patrick (Admin)
11/01/2022 05:35 PM
I wouldn't worry about it, damico. She probably just forgot to change the outgoing message.
11/01/2022 03:10 PM
The reply to my query today said, "Received by Tara Gilbert at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency" She is now at KT Literary.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/01/2022 02:36 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated. Thanks Brenna_Rose
11/01/2022 01:59 PM
Tara is officially open for queries as of today https://twitter.com/Literary_Tara/status/1587440115424452608?s=20&t=AWKVzwYqHiKsqxihEepJiA
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/17/2022 03:26 PM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Jennifer De Chiara Literary. Thanks SRiddick
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/04/2022 06:10 AM
Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
04/11/2022 04:38 PM
FQ: 1/12/2022
FR: 4/11/2022

Form, but a really nice one:

Thank you so much for sending me [title]; I’m honored you chose to query me. After reviewing your materials I don’t feel that it’s the right fit for my list at this time, so unfortunately, I'll have to pass.
I know querying is a difficult process and applaud you for following your dream. I strongly encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication, and in finding your perfect agent.
Thank you for considering me, and I wish you great success with your writing career.
03/30/2022 02:21 PM
EQ: 11th Dec 2021
FR but very nice and semi-personal: 31st Mar 2022

Gothic Romance 73K
02/10/2022 01:21 AM
An agent at this agency dropped ten authors on one day, and the agency as a whole acted extremely unprofessional. If you want to query anyone at this agency, please check out this thread.

01/21/2022 06:52 PM
EQ: 10/27/2021
Pass: 12/9/2021

YA LGBTQ+ contemporary
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/17/2022 07:35 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
01/15/2022 11:12 AM
Queried on 12/10/21—as of 1/15/22, still no response, but her Twitter did claim that she just closed to queries to catch up, so maybe I'll hear something soon.
01/15/2022 08:50 AM
@roswordsman I’m not sure if this helps, but she mentioned on Twitter that she’s closing to queries right away because she needs to catch up on her inbox. It wouldn’t hurt to politely nudge! Best of luck!
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02/15/2023 - Closed to queries.
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