Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jordan Hill of New Leaf Literary

Jordan Hill is a literary agent at New Leaf Literary.

Jordan is pursuing literary and upmarket fiction as well as narrative memoir for adults. She is also interested in science fiction and fantasy for middle grade and young adult audiences. On the adult side, she’s drawn to novels with a speculative bent, an unreliable narrator, a strong sense of place, and a riveting voice. She loves intergenerational stories that grapple with complexities of families and culture through time. For younger readers, she looks for powerful worldbuilding and adventure. Across the board, she also considers historical fiction or retellings with a fresh approach and perspective.

She graduated from Smith College with a degree in English Language and Literature. Prior to joining New Leaf, she was an Account Director at a creative marketing agency.

A Texas transplant, Jordan graduated from Smith College with a degree in English Language and Literature. After a year of handselling books at the Odyssey Bookshop in Massachusetts, she packed up and moved to NYC. There she found herself at a creative agency as an Account Director focusing on all things branding and marketing. She wanted to find her way back into the book world and now at New Leaf, assists Joanna Volpe in marketing, publicity campaigns, and reading queries. It is her life goal to find the perfect notebook, the perfect pair of jeans, and the perfect cheeseburger.

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