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Full Agent Profile: Diana Fox


Diana Fox

Fox Literary

Literary Fiction | Science Fiction | Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Romance | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Gay & Lesbian | Military/Espionage | Offbeat/Quirky | Erotica | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels

History | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Science | Self-Help | Memoirs | Dating/Relationships | Spirituality | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

  • This agent accepts queries

    • She adores books that cross genres and reinvent popular concepts with an engaging new twist (especially when there’s a historical and/or speculative element involved).
    • She is particularly interested in memoirs and other nonfiction about sex work, addiction and recovery, and pop culture.
    • She does NOT represent screenplays, poetry, category Westerns, non-literary horror, Christian/inspirational, and children's picture books.
    • She prefers email queries.
    • Email: query letter and the first 5 pages of your novel IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL via
    • Snail Mail: query with email address included somewhere in your letter; please do NOT include a self addressed stamped envelope as she no longer sends paper replies. As of 2011, she has a "no response means no" policy for hard copy submissions ONLY, but does still reply to all email submissions. She cannot open unsolicited email attachments or return unsolicited manuscripts, so please do not send them.

    • She is actively building her client list
    • She was formerly an assistant agent at Writers House.

    Author:   Claudia Gray
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   HarperTeen (May 27, 2008)
    Bianca's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory--and its dark secrets are enough to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.
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    Black Ships
    Author:   Jo Graham
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   Orbit (March 10, 2008)
    Graham's exquisite and bleak debut views the events of The Aeneid through the oracle Gull, a disciple of the Lady of the Dead
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    Rosemary and Rue
    Author:   Seanan McGuire
    Genres:   Mystery | Fantasy
    Publisher:   DAW Books (September 1, 2009)
    October "Toby" Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas... The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. As she steps back into fae society, dealing with a cast of characters not entirely good or evil, she realizes that more than her own life will be forfeited if she cannot find Evening's killer.

    Salt and Silver
    Author:   Anna Katherine
    Genres:   Fantasy | Romance
    Publisher:   Tor Books (April 28, 2009)
    This lively tale of demons and gods, the debut effort of Katherine Macdonald and former Tor editor Anna Genoese, opens six years after witty, sarcastic Allie, a trust fund baby turned Brooklyn diner manager, inadvertently generates a door to hell in the diner's basement with the help of her childhood friend Stan. Leather-clad demon fighter Ryan shows up in response and soon becomes Allie's love interest. Now new doors are beginning to appear, leaving the human world vulnerable to invaders from the underworld. As Allie, Stan and Ryan join forces with a witch and rival clans of demon hunters in hopes of restoring balance between supernatural beings and human "mundanes," Genoese and Macdonald mix multiple mythologies into a charming, biting cautionary narrative about taking responsibility for one's actions. -- Publishers Weekly

    Discount Armageddon: An InCryptid Novel
    Author:   Seanan McGuire
    Genres:   Fantasy
    Publisher:   DAW Books
    Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...

    The Second Duchess
    Author:   Elizabeth Loupas
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   NAL/Penguin
    In a city-state known for magnificence, where love affairs and conspiracies play out amidst brilliant painters, poets and musicians, the powerful and ambitious Alfonso d'Este, duke of Ferrara, takes a new bride. Half of Europe is certain he murdered his first wife, Lucrezia, the luminous child of the Medici. But no one dares accuse him, and no one has proof--least of all his second duchess, the far less beautiful but delightfully clever Barbara of Austria. At first determined to ignore the rumors about her new husband, Barbara embraces the pleasures of the Ferrarese court. Yet wherever she turns she hears whispers of the first duchess's wayward life and mysterious death. Barbara asks questions--a dangerous mistake for a duchess of Ferrara. Suddenly, to save her own life, Barbara has no choice but to risk the duke's terrifying displeasure and discover the truth of Lucrezia's death--or she will share her fate.

    Author:   Katharine Beutner
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Soho Press
    In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld?

    Author:   Mira Grant
    Genres:   Science Fiction | Horror | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Orbit Books/Hachette
    The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. NOW, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives--the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    Author:   Michelle Hodkin
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Simon and Schuster
    Mara Dyer doesn't believe life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can. She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is. She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. She's wrong.

    Saving June
    Author:   Hannah Harrington
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin Teen
    Everyone's sorry. But no one can explain why. Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going--California. Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession…and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except…Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down--again.

    Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
    Author:   Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
    Genres:   Young Adult | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels
    Publisher:   First Second Books
    You wouldn’t expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both. It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.

    The Flower Reader
    Author:   Elizabeth Loupas
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   NAL/Penguin
    Rinette Leslie of Granmuir has the ancient gift of divining the future in flowers, but her gift cannot prepare her for the turmoil that comes when the dying queen regent entrusts her with a casket full of Scotland's darkest secrets. On the very day she means to deliver it to newly crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, Rinette's husband is brutally assassinated. Devastated, Rinette demands justice before she will surrender the casket, but she is surrounded by ruthless men who will do anything to possess it. In the end, the flowers are all she can trust--and only the flowers will lead her safely home to Granmuir.

    The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls
    Author:   Claire Legrand
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   Simon and Schuster
    Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster--lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does too.) But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t come out at all. If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria--even if it means getting a little messy.

    Author:   Claudia Gray
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   HarperCollins
    "This riveting tale will keep readers up late and clamoring for the next installment." -- Kirkus

    Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray's new novel depicts a dark and unforgettable world of witches, curses, buried secrets, and star-crossed romance.

    All Our Yesterdays
    Author:   Cristin Terrill
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Disney*Hyperion

    Author:   Hannah Harrington
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Harlequin Teen
    Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret. Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed. Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse. But there's strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way—people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she's done. If only she can forgive herself.

    Author:   Mira Grant
    Genres:   Science Fiction | Horror | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Orbit Books/Hachette

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