Desiree Wilson

literary agent at the bent agency


I'm Desiree (they/she), and I am a literary agent with The Bent Agency, where I represent science fiction, fantasy, and horror for middle grade, YA, and adult markets. I am currently building a list of primarily prose authors, but I have a special interest in working with authors and illustrators who are interested in moving from direct market comics into the mainstream trade market with full-length graphic novels. More detailed information can be found here.

A former independent publishing consultant, I hold a master’s degree in book publishing, have previously worked with companies like Kickstarter, Dark Horse Comics, and Counterpoint/Catapult Press, and have held staff acquisitions roles with Ooligan Press and Oni Press. I'm also an adjunct instructor for the publishing program at Portland State University, my alma mater, where I teach an comprehensive course that serves as an introduction and overview of the publishing industry, focusing on the main areas of acquisition, editorial, design, production, marketing, and sales.

Though I am a desert-born creature currently trapped based in the strange, damp quarter of the Pacific Northwest under the strict supervision of a small black cat, my heart belongs to New York.

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    ∆ Contemporary Fiction
    ∆ Fantasy
    ∆ Graphic Novels
    ∆ Horror
    ∆ Narrative Nonfiction
    ∆ Science Fiction
    ∆ Short Story Collections
    ∆ Speculative Fiction
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    ∆ Business/Finance
    ∆ Monthly Comics
    ∆ Picture Books
    ∆ Poetry Collections
    ∆ Reference
    ∆ Religion/Spirituality
    ∆ Self-Help
    ∆ Technical Nonfiction