Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Alyssa Roat of CYLE Literary Elite

Alyssa Roat is a literary agent with Cyle Young Literary Elite. She is seeking: any kind of young adult (but especially fantasy and speculative), middle grade fiction of any kind, fantasy (especially in non-western settings), the occasional Christian fiction title, and a rare thriller/mystery/suspense.

Specifically, she is seeking:

· any kind of young adult (but especially fantasy and speculative)

· middle grade fiction

· fantasy

· unique historical fiction

· occasional Christian titles

· a rare thriller/mystery/suspense

“I’m especially interested in anything with these elements: Southwestern settings; non-western contemporary, fantasy, and historical settings; lesser-known mythologies and mythological creatures; humor.”

Alyssa has worked in a wide variety of roles within the publishing industry, as an agent, editor, writer, and marketer. Along with being a part of the C.Y.L.E. team, Alyssa is the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink, an editor with Sherpa Editing Services, and a freelance writer with 150+ bylines. She holds a degree in Professional Writing from Taylor University. Her debut novel, Dear Hero, releases Sept. 28, 2020 from INtense Publications.

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