Natalie Lakosil, Agent

Natalie Lakosil

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


  • 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

Chapter Books

  • strong series appeal and strong hooks in chapter books, with a preference for diverse/own voice representation

Picture Books

  • 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

Women’s Fiction

  • funny and upbeat novels with a preference for diverse/own voice representation
  • atmospheric novels with an element of the strange, magical variety

Cozy Mystery/Crime

  • 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.


  • Ages 0-18
  • Biographies, STEAM topics, and texts exploring feminist and
    social 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

For fiction and non-fiction, see our agency submission guidelines.