Shannon Mayer

United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, son, and numerous animals. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of the The Rylee Adamson novels, The Elemental series, The Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series and the Venom Trilogy.

Find Shannon on her website, or follow her on Twitter.

Agent Contact: Stevie Finegan

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of  Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels VELVET WAS THE NIGHTMEXICAN GOTHICGODS OF JADE AND SHADOW, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). She has won the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for her work as a novelist.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel, SIGNAL TO NOISE, about music and magic, won a Copper Cylinder Award and was nominated for the British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst and Aurora awards. Her second novel, CERTAIN DARK THINGS, focused on narco vampires in Mexico City. It was selected as one of NPR’s best books of 2016 and was a finalist for the Locus and Sunburst awards. Her subsequent novel, THE BEAUTIFUL ONES, received the Romantic Times Seal of Excellence.

Silvia’s short story collection, THE STRANGE WAY OF DYING, was a finalist for the Sunburst Award.

As an anthology editor, her works include SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters), FUNGIDEAD NORTH and FRACTURED. Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. She co-edited the horror magazine The Dark with Sean Wallace from 2017 to 2020. She’s a columnist for The Washington Post and reviews books for NPR.

She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis can be read online and is titled “Magna Mater: Women and Eugenic Thought in the Work of H.P. Lovecraft.”

You can find Silvia on her website.

Agent Contact: John Berlyne

Anna McNuff

Anna McNuff became a self-publishing phenomenon in 2017 when she released her first book, THE PANTS OF PERSPECTIVE, a travelogue detailing her journey running the length of both New Zealand’s islands. She has since gone on to win the Kindle Storyteller Award (2020), appear on BBC Breakfast and perform as an inspirational speaker to thousands of school children and corporate clients including Google, Adobe and Deloitte. She has written two more narrative non-fiction books for adults, 50 SHADES OF USA, which features her adventures cycling through all fifty states of America, and LLAMA DRAMA, the tale of her journey down the length of South America. She is also the UK Girl Guiding Ambassador and has published an illustrated book for children, 100 ADVENTURES TO HAVE BEFORE YOU GROW UP (Walker 2020). Anna is currently writing her fourth book, about her time running the equivalent of ninety back-to-back marathons across Britain, barefoot.

Find out more information about Anna here.

Agent Contact: Stevie Finegan

Nick Martell

United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

Nick Martell was born in Guelph, Ontario, before moving to Huntington, New York a few years later. Nick started writing in 5th grade, beginning to explore the world that would fully emerge in The Kingdom of Liars.

Nick attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in French.

Since then, Nick has done a wide range of jobs that had nothing to do with his major in university from a Quality Insurance Tester for an engineering company in New York City to a volunteer on an organic farm in Ireland.

THE KINGDOM OF LIARS is his debut novel, and the first in the Legacy of the Mercenary Kings series.

For more on Nick, be sure to check out his website, follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Agent Contact: John Berlyne

Ian R MacLeod

Ian R. MacLeod is the author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories, which have widely anthologised and translated into more than a dozen languages, and span the entire spectrum of fantastic fiction. His novel SONG OF TIME won the Arthur C. Clarke award for the Year’s Best Novel, and he has twice won both the World Fantasy Award and the Sidewise Award for Alternative-World Fiction.

His novels THE LIGHT AGES and THE HOUSE OF STORMS are set in an alternative Britain of industrialised magic, whilst WAKE UP AND DREAM explores a Fascistic, but wildly entertaining, Los Angeles, and Red Snow is a vampire novel for this, and all, ages.

I have that science-fictional point of view. I always wanted to know what the elves were doing in Lothlorien when they weren’t singing. What were the sanitary facilities like? J.R.R. Tolkien was an enormous influence on me. I read him at a very impressionable time, and I’ve reread the books many times since. I started off as a teenager reading adventure books by popular novelists like Nevil Shute and Alistair MacLean, and then my sister’s boyfriend introduced me to John Wyndham and Isaac Asimov, and there seemed to be so much more there. Then I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I was off. The ‘70s were a very good time to be reading SF, because SF was evolving. When I’d enjoyed Asimov, I could move on to Roger Zelazny and Samuel R. Delany and J.G. Ballard and so on. Dangerous Visions came out. Robert Silverberg was really pushing the boundaries with work like Dying Inside and ‘Born With the Dead’. There was this concern about all of the things that interested me, and done in a very stylish and compassionate way. Real people, real settings, and also with Silverberg, this relentless logic. I started reading T.S. Eliot and Shakespeare relatively late in my academic career. Fortunately, they weren’t thrust down my throat when I was 12.

Agent Contact: John Berlyne

Elizabeth Moon

United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of  Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

Elizabeth Moon was born March 7, 1945, and grew up in McAllen, Texas, graduating from McAllen High School in 1963. She has a B.A. in History from Rice University (1968) and another in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin (1975) with graduate work in Biology at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

She served in the USMC from 1968 to 1971, first at MCB Quantico and then at HQMC. She married Richard Moon, a Rice classmate and Army officer, in 1969; they moved to the small central Texas town where they still live in 1979. They have one son, born in 1983.

Community activities: EMS volunteer, 1979-1985. Elected twice to City Council, served a term as Chamber of Commerce president, served on Library Board several terms. Singer in various church and community choirs (presently with the Parish Choir of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin.) Other church activities have included teaching Sunday School, working with youth group, serving on vestry, etc.

Writing: Started writing stories and poems as a small child; attempted first book (an illustrated biography of the family dog) at age six. Started writing science fiction in high school, but considered writing merely a sideline. First got serious about writing (as in, submitting things and actually getting money…) in the 1980s. Made first fiction sale at age forty — ‘Bargains’ to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress III and ‘ABCs in Zero G’ to Analog. The first novel, SHEEPFARMER’S DAUGHTER, sold in 1987 and came out in 1988; it won the Compton Crook Award in 1989. REMNANT POPULATION was a Hugo nominee in 1997, and SPEED OF DARK was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and won the Nebula in 2004. A complete bibliography.

Non-writing interests: Horses, space exploration, fencing (Renaissance style: rapier, dagger, etc), restoration ecology, wildlife management, classical music, just about anything but housework.

Agent Contact: John Berlyne

Ian McDonald

Born in Manchester and raised in Northern Ireland (where he still lives) Ian McDonald is an award winning Science Fiction author. His novels include BRASYL (2007), RIVER OF GODS (2004), ARES EXPRESS (2001), KIRINYA (1998) and DESOLATION ROAD (1988) and he been extensively published all over the world.

Ian is also also a prolific writer of novellas and short fiction and his work has appeared in many anthologies and collections.

Amongst the many accolades he has received for his fiction are the BSFA award (five times, across both the novel and short fiction categories), the Philip K. Dick award, the Hugo award, the LOCUS award for best first novel and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. He has also received nominations and shortlistings  for a host of other genre prizes  including the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula awards.

Ian maintains a blog which can be found here.

CYBERABAD DAYS, a short story collection set in the same reality as RIVER OF GODS was published in 2009 in the US by Pyr and in March 2009 by Gollancz in the UK. THE DERVISH HOUSE, a critically-acclaimed stand-alone novel, was published by Gollancz (UK) and Pyr (US) in 2010 – it won the BSFA, SF Site Readers Poll, John W. Campbell Memorial Awards.

Ian’s most recent work includes the Everness series of YA science fiction novels – PLANESRUNNER, BE MY ENEMY, and the upcoming EMPRESS OF THE SUN (Jo Fletcher Books/Pyr).

Ian’s Hugo Award-nominated Luna series is published in the UK by Gollancz, in North America by Tor Books, and extensively in translation. The first three novels are out now — NEW MOON, WOLF MOON, and MOON RISING. A prequel novella, THE MENACE FROM FARSIDE, is published by

The novel HOPELAND is forthcoming in 2023 (Gollancz/Tor).

Four of Ian’s classic works have been released in eBook form by Open Road in 2013: THE BROKEN LAND, KING OF MORNING QUEEN OF DAY, SACRIFICE OF FOOLS, and SCISSORS CUT PAPER WRAP STONE.

In 2019, Ian was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the European Science Fiction Society.

Agent Contact: John Berlyne