I’m Maeve (formerly Em Lysaght) and I’m an agent at Copps Literary Services. I cut my teeth in publishing at houses like Scholastic and Insight Editions representing foreign and subsidiary rights before transitioning to agenting to work more closely with authors. I agented at Ladderbird Literary before joining CLS as agent and rights manager in 2022.
I read widely across genre and age range and I’m particularly looking for queer and POC authors reworking the tropes that historically oppressed them in commercial fiction. Let’s contribute to the joy in the world.
Monthly: You can find me every month (changing dates) offering query and MS feedback at the Manuscript Academy
March 27-June 1: Critique-a-Palooza reviews, Virtual
May 3: Futurescapes Adult SFF Workshop, Virtual
August 2-5: Futurescapes Long Manuscript Workshop, Virtual
February 16-19, 2023: San Francisco Writers Conference San Francisco, CA
February 19, 2-5pm PST: Pitches with Pictures: Graphic Novel Proposal Workshop San Francisco, CA
March 9-11, 2023: Futurescapes, Virtual
April 8, 11:15am EST: Character-Driven World Building Workshop, Virtual