Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Julie Stevenson of Massie McQuilkin Literary Agents

Julie Stevenson is a literary agent with Massie McQuilkin Literary Agents.

Julie represents literary and upmarket fiction, suspense, memoir, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, young adult fiction, and children’s picture books. She is drawn to powerful storytelling in these categories and looks for unforgettable characters, an authorial command of voice, a strong sense of narrative tension, and stories that explore the depths of human experience, particularly the many facets of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, social justice, and regional backgrounds. Julie specializes in editorial development of both fiction and nonfiction projects and values the creativity and collaboration of the agent-author relationship.

She’s agented books that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the MWA Edgar Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the National Book Critics Circle Finalist recognition, the Caldecott Honor, and the Eisner Award nomination. Before she became an agent, Julie worked in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly. A Montana native, she received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

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