Stefanie Molina

Ladderbird Literary Agency

Stefanie Molina is an agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency. Prior to becoming an agent in 2021, she worked for five years as a senior editor at the literary journal F(r)iction and two years as a book coach and editor for women of color. She is Asian Latina (Mexican, Japanese, and Irish) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, both from the University of California at Davis. Aside from reading, she enjoys hiking, swimming, baking, and playing the piano. Her favorite place in the world is Yosemite National Park. Stefanie is looking for BIPOC stories, inclusive of intersectional identities, and is not taking on clients who are not from communities that have been systemically excluded from publishing. She especially adores adventurous stories and works that incorporate food, animals, the outdoors, and intergenerational relationships. She’s open to cookbooks and baking books, picture books, MG, YA, and Adult; her favorite genres include contemporary and urban fantasy, mystery, thriller, character-driven horror, empowering historical fiction, and coming-of-age stories. Love stories in any of these genres are always a plus.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
NF: Cooking
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Picture Book
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

Please submit fiction to Please submit cookbooks/baking books or other nonfiction to which will allow you to upload your proposal. Fiction submitted using this link will not be considered. Response times will vary widely. However, all queries will receive a yes or no regardless of how much time has passed. For this reason, I ask that you always let me know if you have an offer.