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.

2023 Events

September 5, 7-8pm EST: How to Pitch Graphic Novels, Virtual

September 14, 7-8pm EST: Time in Graphic Novels, 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

March 27-June 1: Critique-a-Palooza reviews, Virtual

May 3: Futurescapes Adult SFF Workshop, Virtual

August 2-5: Futurescapes Long Manuscript Workshop, Virtual