Monica Odom

Select Clients

  • Rachel Ignotofsky

    New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator
  • Morgan Jerkins

    New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Sharee Miller

    Kirkus Starred Review Author and Illustrator
  • Mia Mercado

    New Yorker and New York Times Contributor
  • Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin

    Kirkus Starred Review Authors and Hosts of The Unladylike Podcast
  • Siobhan Gallagher

  • Carol Rossetti

  • Camille Chew

  • Tyler Feder

  • Keiko Agena

Monica Odom

Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction, literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled in bookselling and event coordinating at her local indie, Watchung Booksellers. She loves to see a personal project turn into something original and surprising, and is committed to the expansion of diversity and inclusivity in the publishing industry.

What she's looking for

Monica is looking for:

– Nonfiction by authors in the following categories:

Advice/Relationships, Self-help/Self-Reflection, How-To, Crafting/Creativity, Food and Cooking, Humor, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty

Biography, Memoir, Narrative, Business, Politics and Current Affairs, History, Science

Social Studies, including topics of: identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, civil rights and social justice

– Literary fiction and upmarket fiction. Monica does not represent genre fiction.

– Illustrators with demonstrable platforms, preferably author/illustrators, working on nonfiction, graphic memoirs or graphic novels.

Please address all queries to [email protected]lizadawsonassociates.com with the query letter included in the body of the email (no attachments). Monica reviews all queries sent to her within three to four weeks, and will respond if she’s interested in seeing more.