ABOUT THE AGENT: Danielle Matta is a Junior Agent at the Robin Straus Agency. She graduated from NYU with a BA in English, specializing in Creative Writing and Post-Colonial Literature, and joined RSA in May of 2020 after her internships at McIntosh & Otis and Writers House. She gravitates towards inclusive fiction and non-fiction with distinct, lyrical storytelling and—being first-generation herself—underrepresented voices of diasporic and immigrant communities. She also loves an unorthodox ghost story or psychological thriller. Although Danielle has lived in NYC since 2015, she grew up in Virginia, and therefore has a life-long love for farmers markets, cornbread, and green spaces.

DANIELLE IS SEEKING: Robin Straus Agency, Inc. represents high quality adult fiction and non-fiction including literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, women’s fiction, memoirs, history, biographies, books on psychology, popular culture and current affairs, science, parenting, and cookbooks. We do not represent children’s literature, young adult, horror, romance, westerns, poetry or screenplays.

HOW TO CONTACT: “Please email us your query letter with contact information, an autobiographical summary, and a brief synopsis or description of your book project. If you wish, you may also include the opening chapter of your manuscript.

“All materials must be included in the body of the email, addressed to info@robinstrausagency.com. Please let us know if you are showing the manuscript to other agents simultaneously. Be advised that we do not download manuscripts from unfamiliar senders.

“Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot accept more than one query per author at a time. Please do not submit multiple works to the agency.

“Do keep in mind that we are a small agency with a large volume of unsolicited submissions. We ask that you be patient with us, and while we do our best to reply to all queries, you can assume that if you haven’t heard from us after six weeks, we are not interested.”