Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Patrice Caldwell of Howard Morhaim Literary

Screen Shot 2019-07-03 at 1.06.11 AM.pngPatrice Caldwell is a literary agent with Howard Morhaim Literary.

Patrice got her start in book publishing as an editor working with bestselling and critically-acclaimed children’s/YA authors & illustrators. She graduated from Wellesley College, where she studied Political Science and English, and is the founder of People of Color in Publishing–a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members of the book publishing industry.

In 2018, she was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree and featured on Bustle’s inaugural “Lit List” as one of ten women changing the book world.

Patrice is seeking commercial fiction — everything from chapter books through adult, as well as nonfiction. In children’s/YA, she is especially looking for illustrated chapter books and graphic novels, middle grade and young adult memoirs, diverse middle grade science fiction & fantasy, and character-driven stories that steal her heart and make her laugh and cry. For adults, she would love to find romance and women’s fiction authors a la Jasmine Guillory or Roselle Lim, as well as adult science fiction and fantasy with a literary twist and narrative nonfiction. In general, Patrice loves horror, and is open to any fresh take on vampires.


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