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Nicole Eisenbraun is an Agent and the Translation Rights Manager at Ginger Clark Literary. She graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and got her start in publishing at Curtis Brown, Ltd. She is a member of the AALA Contracts and International Committees and lives in Long Island.


Nicole is looking for middle grade and young adult in all genres. She is particularly interested in great fairytale retellings with colorful twists and stories that tackle difficult subjects in unexpected ways.

“I am looking for YA and MG of all genres that remind me of the reading experiences I had as a young person – books that excite, teach, evoke empathy, and create a safe space.”

Things Nicole is particularly interested in right now:

  • Fresh, colorful fairytale retellings – especially ones that haven’t been done often! I would be excited by retellings of stories like “The Willful Child,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” or “The Lady, or the Tiger?”
  • Stories based in lore and myths from around the world
  • Contemporary stories set in the Midwest – Family stories centering around the family business (think FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang)
  • Stories that tackle difficult issues in an unexpected way with a strong voice – something like RIVERLAND by Fran Wilde. I am a huge fan of portal stories.
  • Anything involving STEM
  • I have always been a sucker for enemy-to-lover romances.
  • I’m craving an eerie, atmospheric thriller in the vein of YELLOWJACKETS. I really enjoy stories that examine the human psyche in unusual and/or difficult situations. I also love the idea of speculating whether something more (supernatural) is going on. I am also down for other fun, pacey thrillers.
  • Layered mysteries in the vein of THE INHERITANCE GAMES


As always, please review the agency’s submission guidelines before you submit.
Submissions should be emailed to

Please email queries to nme (at) gingerclarkliterary (dot) com with ‘nmequery’ in the subject line, including your query letter, contact information, and the first 15 pages in the body of the email. Nicole will respond within 3 weeks if she’s interested in seeing more.


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