Hillary Fazzari

Bradford Literary Agency

Hillary Fazzari (she/her) joined the Bradford Literary Agency as the agency’s assistant in 2022 before moving into agenting in 2023. Prior to that, she had interned at Writers House and served as a long-term reader and editor for another literary agency. She is a highly editorial agent and is looking for high concept, high stakes stories with deep character development and gorgeous, commercial prose. Overall, she acquires primarily Middle Grade and YA, and is open to any genre in those areas, including graphic novels. In New Adult and Adult, she acquires more selectively and is open to: - Rom-coms; - Romantasy; - SFF with strong romantic elements; important female, queer, and/or nonbinary characters; and emotive plotlines; and - Very select narrative nonfiction that focuses on history. For more details on what she is looking for in each category, please visit her Manuscript Wishlist Page at https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/hillary-fazzari. Overall, she is eager to see submissions from BIPOC and queer authors, loves magic systems and worldbuilding rooted in non-Western cultures, and appreciates the deep trauma, high emotion, and high stakes of K-dramas, C-dramas, J-dramas, etc., which means that she is eager to see stories in any genre or area she represents that contain similar vibes. One of the best ways to catch Hillary’s attention is to have your story feature a strong romance and also be fun, highly emotive, deeply staked, and exciting all at the same time! Glitz, political/court intrigue, interesting settings, A-spec characters, Black joy, and diaspora, immigrant, and refugee experiences are all things she is very open to and not just in rom-com or contemporary; she would also love to see more of these elements featured or centered in SFF as well.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

I only accept queries through QueryManager; you may reach my agency's link to query me here: https://bradfordlit.com/submission-guidelines. For fiction you will need: a query letter along with the first chapter of your manuscript and a synopsis. Please be sure to include the genre and word count of your manuscript in your cover letter. For nonfiction you will need: a full non-fiction proposal including a query letter and a sample chapter. I take 8-10 week to respond to queries and requested submissions. Thanks for thinking of me! I look forward to reading your queries!