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Mara Cobb is a literary agent with Martin Literary Management.

On my fifth birthday, I read two Junie B. Jones books in one sitting. It wasn’t long after that when my grandmothers, both voracious readers, took it upon themselves to hunt for books I would love just as much as the Junie B. series. By age six, I was reading Nancy Drew mysteries. At seven, I was working my way through the Bobbsey Twins and Little House in the Big Woods, followed by Little Women. My favorite books have always been those that keep me on the edge of my seat in excitement and those that allow me to feel the full scope of human emotions as I read late into the night.

After earning my master’s degree in English, achieving over fifty publications, and serving as the editor-in-chief for a small literary journal, I completed a year-long publishing internship learning the ins and outs of Martin Literary Management. I am thrilled to become part of the MLM family and am most excited about coming alongside fresh and seasoned writers to help them reach their full potential.”


Currently, I am looking for Adult Nonfiction and Women’s Driven Fiction. For Women’s Driven Fiction, I am particularly interested in books with strong female heroines who are in their 20s. The gap between YA Fiction and Adult Fiction is one that I am passionate about continuing to bridge. I also am looking for Christian Fiction, Christian Romance (think Hallmark-style), and Christian YA.”

Mara is also currently seeking clean (light romance/no or minimal cursing) YA fiction (except fantasy/horror), clean adult romance/romcoms, and compelling book club fiction.

“I love unique narrators, multiple POVs, and stories with villains that readers love to hate! I am not a good fit for excessive cursing or open-door romance.”


Please review the agency’s submission guidelines before you submit. Mara accepts queries via Query Manager. Please submit here: Mara’s QM Submission Page.


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