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
Years of Industry Experience
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.