Hi There!

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.

2024 Events

October 10-13, 2024: Futurescapes Fall Workshop Virtual

February 16-18, 2024: San Francisco Writers Conference San Francisco, CA