Sheyla KniggeLiterary Agent

Literary Agent | Author Enthusiast | Calendar Coordinator
Hi, I'm Sheyla!

I'm a budding publishing professional who comes to the industry with a lifelong love of reading under my belt.
I have had the immense pleasure of perusing a variety of books that have gone on to do incredibly well under Victoria Marini and continue to do the same for my own clients. With just over two year’s experience sleuthing through slush piles for the next best seller, I am itching to dive into more manuscripts with High Line Literary Collective.
In my spare time, you can likewise find me coordinating calendars, and managing events for some of your favorite authors.
When I'm not working you can find me tucked away writing, getting more tattoos, or spending time with my family in the Appalachian Mountains. 

My MSWL/What to Submit

I'm very interested in books by marginalized creators who have yet to have the opportunity to have their voices heard particularly BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other #OwnVoices as a fellow queer woman of color. I long to see uplifting stories from these communities rather than ones that focus on the trauma that comes from being a part of them. Likewise I would love to see stories filled with myth, magic, and a healthy dose of smut when appropriate.
Percy Jackson-esque Middle Grade fiction; the type I can giggle along with as I read them to my own children. Stories set in other lands, or other worlds tend to be my go to choice when reading so fill my inbox with them!  
Please submit all queries through my Query Manager

What I'M Currently Working On

When I'm not working on client work, I'm working on my own stories! That's right, I'm right there with you preparing to enter the query trenches! It's part of what makes me uniquely qualified to help you with your own query. Not only do I read them every day, I'm also working on my own at the same time with you!
Current Project: Colmea, a Kingdom of Queens
Up Next: We Were Heathens
The Vibes I'm Looking For

I'm open to queries as of 10/2! For updates on what I'm looking for you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or check in on Highline Literary Collective's website for updates.
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