UPDATE FOR SANDY LU: Although this bio page is on the Atlanta website, please note that for 2021, Sandy is taking pitches at the San Diego (May 14-15) and Florida (May 12) events. She was previously scheduled to be part of ATL (March 13) but rescheduled. In other words, do NOT sign up to pitch her as part of the ATL workshop. If you are part of the SD or FLA workshops, all is well, nothing has changed.
Sandy Lu is a literary agent with Book Wyrm Literary Agency.
Sandy founded Book Wyrm Literary Agency after working as a literary agent for more than a decade at other boutique agencies, including Peter Rubie Literary Agency, Anderson Literary Management, and most notably, the L. Perkins Agency.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Sandy’s family moved to New York in her teens, so she understands the struggles of immigrants and those who straddle two cultures all too well.
Sandy holds BAs in psychology and sociology from Queens College, with minors in music, business, and Japanese. Prior to becoming an agent, she attended the Ph.D. Program in Social and Personality Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and worked as a business/operations manager in the theater industry.
Sandy’s areas of study and work experience greatly inform her interest in submissions. She is seeking stories that will draw her in with a unique voice, make her miss her bedtime with a thrilling plot, and characters that will stay with her long after she turns the last page. Bonus points if you can make her laugh out loud or unable to hold back tears in public. Sandy especially loves historical fiction and anything dark, twisted, or with a supernatural bent.
Book Wyrm Literary Agency is actively looking for new voices in the following:
In fiction: literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical fiction, and YA.
In nonfiction: narrative non-fiction, history, biography, science, business, psychology, pop culture, and food writing.
We do not represent poetry, screenplays, picture books, and books about parenting, religion/spirituality, and sports.