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.

I hold a master’s degree in book publishing and 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 my Portland State University, 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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    ∆ Fantasy
    ∆ Graphic Novels
    ∆ Horror
    ∆ Magical Realism
    ∆ Narrative Memoir
    ∆ Science Fiction
    ∆ Speculative Fiction
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    ∆ Business/Finance
    ∆ Monthly Comics
    ∆ Picture Books
    ∆ Poetry Collections
    ∆ Religion/Spirituality
    ∆ Self-Help
    ∆ Technical Nonfiction