Lauren Bieker has been working at FinePrint since 2016, starting as an intern and working her way up to Literary Agent, and most recently, Vice President as of March 2023.
Lauren is looking for commercial and upmarket women’s fiction, romance (rom-coms, paranormal, and romantasy), and YA/MG novels in most genres. She is open to the following, in both adult and YA: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers (both speculative and domestic). She appreciates great storytelling and is a “sucker” for outstanding writing and convincing characters. While primarily interested in fiction, she will consider nonfiction proposals. She is looking for #ownvoices stories, Feminist lit/#MeToo stories, and works by BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors in both fiction and nonfiction. Her goal is to "hold the mic" for authors to tell their stories and be a helpful support system.
Lauren writes during her free time and has been published on various online platforms. She has attended many writing workshops and intensives, including the National Academy of Writing’s intensive at Cambridge University in the UK. She is also a member of the Association of American Literary Agents.
My message to querying authors: Have fun with your pitch--if you're passionate about your story, I will be too!
Please note: Lauren is NOT looking for religious, political, or military stories in both fiction and nonfiction.
UPDATE: Lauren is currently closed to unsolicited queries until Fall 2023.