Natalie Lakosil, Agent
Natalie Lakosil, Agent
Natalie is an agent at Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. Natalie has been an agent since 2009; after nearly four years at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and a brief dabble in writing author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune, Natalie joined Bradford Literary Agency in February 2011.
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Natalie’s specialties are all ages (PB, chapter book, MG, YA) of children’s literature (fiction and nonfiction), adult cozy mystery/crime, female-driven thrillers, and upmarket women’s/general fiction. She also represents illustrators and select adult nonfiction.
She is not currently accepting new clients in adult romance or adult SFF, and is not looking for inspirational novels, romantic suspense, poetry, or screenplays.
In Children's Fiction, Natalie likes
MG & YA
- commercial novels with a strong hook, with an emphasis in diverse/own voice representation. Hot buttons include: LGBTQ+, strong female leads, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, magical realism, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, horror, historical (primarily 1800s-1920s)
- loves novels that make her cry, novels that make her laugh, and above all, novels that make her think and ask questions about the world around us
- strong series appeal and strong hooks in chapter books, with a preference for diverse/own voice representation
- Ages 0-8
- short-texted (500 words or less) and emotionally-resonant picture books, be they hilarious and quirky or softer, lyrical bedtime books that are beautifully written
- character-driven and concept books and texts with fun, clever and unexpected twists at the end
In Adult Fiction, Natalie likes
- funny and upbeat novels with a preference for diverse/own voice representation
- atmospheric novels with an element of the strange, magical variety
- female-driven cozy mysteries and crime novels, ranging from quirky small-town detectives to big city forensic investigators
In Non-Fiction, Natalie likes
Natalie looks for unique perspectives and fresh ideas in non-fiction.
Biographies, STEAM topics, and texts exploring feminist andsocial issue
- prescriptive titles in the areas of self-help, psychology, business, and science, and is also open to quirky gift and humor books, New Age titles, and nonfiction featuring under-represented voices
In Illustration, Natalie likes
She is open to any and all illustrators, and tends to be drawn to bright, bold colors with strong lines, soft and textured art, emotive characters, whimsical and fantastical, and diverse/own voice representation