Madelyn Burt represents both adult and children’s fiction, as well as select historical nonfiction.
In fiction, adult and children’s, Madelyn is looking for mysteries, historicals, fantasies, and contemporaries. She has a soft spot for myths, legends, and fairy tales, so she is interested in updates and retellings, and she also enjoys a good quest, heist, or mission. Madelyn is drawn to stories that feature tight-knit groups and that emphasize group dynamics: families by choice, teams whose members have wildly different skill sets, friends looking after each other, enemies who are well-matched. She also loves to see distinct, relatable voices; diversity; witty (and, occasionally, not-so-witty) banter; optimism; libraries, museums, and cemeteries; well-developed world building.