Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Garrett Alwert of Emerald City Literary Agency

Garrett Alwert is a literary agent with Emerald City Literary Agency.

Prior to joining Emerald City Literary, Garrett graduated from Washington State University with a degree in business. He played professional baseball and worked as a contractor until he found his true passion in publishing. In 2016 he began interning for Mandy Hubbard then became Agency Assistant before being promoted to Associate Agent. A long-time book lover Garrett can be found reading just about anything he can get his hands on. He is currently co-representing multiple authors alongside Mandy Hubbard and is accepting submissions per the guidelines below.

Garrett is looking for: smart, funny, contemporary stories with fresh voices, a strong hook and awesome dialogue. “Emerald City Literary represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, and children’s nonfiction. We welcome submissions with LGBTQ+ themes and/or diverse characters as well as traditionally underrepresented authors.” He enjoys romance and stories that focus on friendship, family, and all the ways those relationships come together. He also likes well paced psychological thrillers as well as stories with unique story structures and timelines. He is actively looking for projects by POC authors or with LGBTQ+ themes.

Some of his favorite recent reads include FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway, FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon, THE EASY PART OF IMPOSSIBLE by Sarah Tomp, SCARS LIKE WINGS by Erin Stewart, THE BABYSITTERS COVEN by Kate M. Williams, WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power, WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo, AMERICAN ROYALS by Katharine McGee.

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