Katie Kotchman

Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

Katie began her career at Denise Marcil Literary Agency in 2005 and joined Don Congdon Associates as an agent in 2008. In non-fiction, she specializes in business (all areas), narrative non-fiction (particularly popular science, pop culture, memoir, and social/cultural issues), and self-help that focuses on success, motivation, and psychology. Katie is actively seeking new nonfiction clients with built-in platforms from whom she can learn something new. In fiction, she’s interested in representing women’s fiction and literary fiction. In all areas, she’s particularly interested in characters who struggle with dualities of nature and/or culture, as the topics of cognitive dissonance and those who straddle two different worlds fascinate her. She has soft spots for the Midwest, family secrets, and a good underdog story. Katie also manages digital rights for the agency and is co-chair of the AALA DEI Committee, and a member of the International and the Media and Digital Innovations Committees. She currently serves on the AALA Board of Directors and is the Vice President of Literary Agents of Change.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

NF: Business/Investing/Finance
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Science
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships
Children's: Fantasy



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How to successfully present your work

Please email your query and first chapter to dca@doncongdon.com. Be sure to list “Katie Kotchman” as part of your subject line. No attachments, please. Paste your first chapter into the body of your email.