Sophie Krich-Brinton (sophiakate on QT) has signed with agent Bre Stephens of Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
This is the query that got me my agent:
BOOK TITLE, complete at 90,000 words, is YA fantasy with crossover adult potential that will appeal to fans of Naomi Novik, Sarah Gailey, and Margaret Rogerson. Since your MSWL includes dark fantasy, inner struggles, and LGBTQ+, I hope you'll enjoy it.
Without a blood-heir to the snowy kingdom of Brigitte, a theater competition will identify the worthiest of the townspeople to take the throne. 19-year-old Ria dreams of competing, but in the hands of the recently-widowed queen, the competition becomes an unruly, unlawful contest of wealth and magic.
Unbeknownst to anyone besides Ria, the king left behind an heir: Aoife, Ria's eight-year-old sister. In a deathbed promise to her mother, Ria gave up her future career as an artist to hide Aoife from the vengeful queen and her machinations.
Ria knows Aoife longs to join the theater competition on the same stage where Ria moonlights as an artist. But if the queen sees Aoife onstage, she'll recognize Aoife's golden eyes as the king's. Worse, she might guess that Aoife inherited her king-father's magic.
Before the queen can vanquish Aoife to clear the path of ascension for her own children, she needs Aoife's blood to bring her deceased children back from the dead—a possibility she sees in one of Brigitte's magical Wells.
Rivalries, robberies, blackmail, blood magic, mystical coyotes, murder plots, ravenous competitors, and an ancient goddess. Keeping Aoife safe may get Ria killed.