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Ms. Kate McKean

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

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Kate McKean

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Query Methods
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Picture Book
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, LGBTQ+
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
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Known Clients (current & past)
Caela Carter
Delilah S. Dawson
Eric Devine
Erin Hahn
Alix Harrow
Katie Kennedy
Richelle Mead
Rose Nanashima
Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Madeleine Roux
Mary G. Thompson
Jessica Verdi
Author Comments
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09/16/2023 03:15 PM
Also adding on to the last comment - her list of genres and what she's not looking for (starting 10/2 here via QM: is also listed in the newsletter!
09/12/2023 01:12 PM
switching to QueryManager (YAY!) as per her newsletter:

"Hi friends,

As hinted to paid subscribers in last Thursday’s newsletter. I’m finally reopening to queries after <mumble mumble> years closed, on October 2nd¹. Tl:dr on why is that even though it will be a heckuva lot of work, I’m excited by why I might find. I’m nervous! And excited! Just like you!


This post is going to be a nuts and bolts post about how to query me, what I want, and what I don’t want.

The biggest change is that I will be using Query Manager² instead of my inbox to manage queries. I’m super excited about this because all my agent friends sing its praises and I absolutely cannot deal with queries coming into my inbox ON TOP of all the other email I get. If you send me a query via email, you will likely get an auto response that says something like NOPE! Send this again via Query Manager. After a while I will probably stop sending those auto responses and it will just get deleted. This is how I will manage the workflow of reading a bunch of queries. Please respect this request."
03/02/2021 01:43 PM
EQ: 11/10/2020
ER: 03/02/2021 - Group rejection.

YA Literary 68K
03/02/2021 07:54 AM
EQ: 10/22/2020
ER: 03/02/2021

MG fantasy
03/02/2021 07:52 AM
EQ: 10/31/2020
CNR: 12/21/2020
ER: 3/2/2021

97k scifi
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Last Update:
11/15/2020 - Closed to queries.
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