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Agent Spotlight: Lucienne Diver

This week's Agent Spotlight features Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
Status: Closed to submissions. Please check the agency website to find out when Lucienne opens to submissions.
lucienne_diver About: “Lucienne Diver joined The Knight Agency in 2008, after spending fifteen years at New York City’s prestigious Spectrum Literary Agency. With her sharp eye and gift for spotting original new voices, Lucienne is one of the most well-respected agents in the industry. A lifelong book addict, she graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Potsdam with dual majors in English/writing and anthropology. She thus came well-equipped for her work as an agent.
Over the course of her dynamic career she has sold well over one thousand titles to every major publisher, and has built a client list of more than forty authors spanning the commercial fiction genres, primarily in the areas of fantasy, science fiction, horror, women’s fiction, romance, mystery/suspense and young adult. Her authors have been honored with the Hugo, Nebula, Colorado Book and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A publishing veteran, Lucienne has superb industry knowledge, and a keen understanding of the foreign rights market.” (From the agency website and agent email)
About the Agency:
"A visionary perspective on industry trends. Comprehensive client services. Hands-on management. Since 1996 The Knight Agency (TKA) has utilized these principles to guide countless writers from query letter to published book, in the process developing a powerhouse roster of bestselling authors.
"Our team has placed well over 8000 titles across the entire spectrum of New York publishers, as well as at independent houses throughout the world. Though we have represented clients in virtually all genres, our areas of fiction expertise include women’s, romance, young adult, literary, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction, as well as multicultural and inspirational/religious fiction. Our agents have also placed narrative nonfiction, self-help, health, memoirs, and financial/business titles.
"The agency focuses on a broad range of client services, addressing all aspects of our clients’ careers. TKA agents bring to bear their extensive experience and knowledge of subsidiary rights management in the areas of foreign, motion picture and television, audio, merchandising, and electronic rights. Additionally, our marketing and publicity department offers wide-ranging support in the areas of book promotion and branding.
"In the continually evolving world of publishing, The Knight Agency remains committed to providing cutting-edge services and scouting for fresh, unique voices to bring to the forefront. Yet what truly sets our company apart are the lasting relationships between our authors and our team; ultimately, for us, it’s all about people." (From the agency website)
Update on 1/25/2023
MS Wish List
What She's Looking For:
Genres / Specialties:
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Young adult, Juvenile fiction (Link)
"My list is incredibly full at the moment. Still, I can’t bring myself to stop reading anything with a unique premise, particularly involving concepts that are relevant to the sociopolitical challenges of today and particularly with diverse voices.
"Most wanted for me: a novel that keeps me on the edge of my seat with characters I care about deeply. I enjoy fresh perspectives and surprising turns. I don’t want to feel as though I’ve heard it before or can anticipate where the novel is going before it even gets there.
"Recent and upcoming titles include THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin, BITTER FALLS by Rachel Caine, WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole, THE GHOST TREE by Christina Henry, and THE DARK ARCHIVE (Invisible Library #7) by Genevieve Cogman." (From the agency website)
Editorial Agent?
Yes, but it depends on the project.
There is a list of agency clients on the website. 
Query Methods: Lucienne is currently closed to submissions.
E-mail: No.
Snail-Mail: No.
Online-Form: Yes.
Submission Guidelines (always verify):
Query through Query Manager on the agency website. No attachments. No additional material. Only submit to one agent at a time. They will share a query if they believe it is a better fit for another agent.
See The Knight Agency website for complete, up-to-date submission guidelines.
Response Times:
The agency’s stated response time is two to four weeks for queries.
What's the Buzz?
Lucienne Diver is a highly respected agent with over 30 years of experience.  She’s sold an incredible number of titles, and her clients seem very happy with her representation. Given her full list, she isn’t taking on many new authors, but she’s definitely worth a shot. You might just be the next writer to blow her away. 
Worth Your Time:
Agent Interviews and Podcasts:
Interview at Damayanti Biswas (08/2022)
Podcast with Middle Grade Ninja (07/2022)
Interview at Daily Dragon Online (08/2018)
Blog Stuff:
For quick links to past articles and guest posts Ms. Diver has done, go here
Around the Web:
Read through the agency website pages including “News,” and “Recent Deals.”
You can sign up for the agency newsletter.
Please see The Knight Agency website for contact and query information.
Profile Detail:
Last updated: 1/25/2023.
Agent Contacted For Review? Yes.
Last Reviewed By Agent? 2/6/2023.
Have any experience with this agent? See something that needs updating? Please leave a comment or e-mail me at natalieiaguirre7(at)gmail(dot)com

Note: These agent profiles presently focus on agents who accept children's fiction. They are not interviews. Please take the time to verify anything you might use here before querying an agent. The information found herein is subject to change.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the awesome spotlight. I'm SO excited because Lucienne Diver will consider MG and loves fantasy. She sounds like an amazing agent. Thanks for all the resources to check out.

Hope you get to slow down this weekend.

Barbara Watson said...

Complete profile. Thank you.

Laila Knight said...

It's always a pleasure to hear of an agent who represents fantasy and sci-fi, as well as paranormal. Thanks for the info.

Martha Ramirez said...

AW you added Lucienne. Thanks for filling my request. She's such a fabulous person!

Amy Parker said...

So glad you've added Lucienne to your site. She is a great agent and author in her own right. I just wanted to add that she is one of those people who will give it to you straight, but in the nicest possible way and is truly interested in helping writers write better.