Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Saint Gibson of Speilburg Literary

Saint Gibson is a literary agent with Speilburg Literary

Saint was born in California and raised in the deep South before moving up to moody New England. Prior to joining Speilburg, she worked as an assistant acquisitions editor at Tantor Media and as a ghostwriter of contemporary romance novels. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. She currently lives in Boston with her fiance and spoiled Persian cat, and spends her free time hunting for vintage clothes in thrift stores and reading tarot cards. Saint is also an author of romantic fantasy books.

Saint is interested in representing adult novels and graphic novels in the genres of romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In romance, she’s most interested in representing queer and polyamorous love stories of all kinds, especially historicals that read like KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian, or high heat, high angst contemporary romances that feel like Sierra Simone or Tiffany Reisz books. She loves a hard-won HEA no matter the circumstances, and some of her favorite romance tropes include forbidden love, marriage in trouble, exes to lovers, and second chance romance. She’s not a good fit for sports romances or secret babies.

In speculative fiction, she’s a sucker for atmospheric, character-driven contemporary fantasy stories with supernatural or psychological themes, especially gothics of all subgenres. In high fantasy, she loves stories that center relationships or politics, with intricate religious, magical, and sexual worldbuilding, such as the Kushiel’s Legacy series. No matter the genre, she loves a good heist or haunting story.

Saint is also interested in representing select titles in religious and metaphysical nonfiction, particularly titles with a progressive bent or interfaith appeal. She’s interested in memoirs of faith lost or found, accessible theology that engages with current events and pop culture, and stories of syncretism.