Taj McCoy

Rees Literary Agency

Oakland-born law grad, Taj McCoy, is committed to writing stories championing Black and multiracial women of color, plus-sized protagonists, Black love, Black joy, and characters with strong senses of sisterhood and familial bonds. Taj started writing as a small child, enjoying the success of her first publications in elementary school. She is the author of SAVVY SHELDON FEELS GOOD AS HELL, ZORA BOOKS HER HAPPY EVER AFTER, and editor of the upcoming anthology EVEN IF THE SKY IS FALLING. Taj trained as an agent under Fuse Literary, having previously served as Pitch Wars mentor and co-program manager for Diverse Voices, Inc.’s DVdebut program before joining Rees Literary Agency in 2022. Taj aims to widen the entryway for marginalized authors into the publishing industry and to normalize Black joy, fat joy, celebrations of culture, and love without limitations, representing Adult Fiction (contemporary, romance, romcoms, women's fiction, mystery/thriller), Adult Non-Fiction (memoirs, narratives, cookbooks, satire, empowerment), Children's Fiction (MG and YA contemporary, mystery, romance, thriller, fantasy), Children's Non-Fiction (historical narratives, picture books). In addition, she serves as a higher ed consultant focusing in law school admissions and . In her free time, Taj may be on Twitter boosting other marginalized writers, trying to zen out in yoga, traveling to a beachy location, binge-watching her favorite reality tv, or cooking private supper club meals for close friends. She resides less than a mile outside our nation’s capital.

4100 Rhode Island Avenue, Apt 209,

Brentwood, MD, 20722


Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: Literary
NF: Anthology
NF: Biography
NF: Cooking
NF: Health
NF: How-To
NF: Humor
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Parenting
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Reference
NF: Sports
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships
Children’s: Graphic Novel
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



Years of Industry Experience

May 2023

Member Since

Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Taj only accepts queries via QueryManager. When open to submissions, please submit your query letter and the first three chapters of your manuscript. She will respond to all queries.