Rachael Bradley is an agent assistant at Speilburg Literary, assisting founding literary agent Alice Speilburg. At the 2019 workshop, Rachael will be attending on Alice’s behalf of hearing pitches for Alice.
Rachael hails from the suburbs of Michigan. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received a B.A. in Arts and Humanities and a B.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis. Her work with Speilburg Literary Agency has given her an in-depth understanding the publishing world, and she loves getting excited by a new manuscript. She currently lives in Seattle where she reads, writes, and drinks far too much coffee.
About what Alice seeks:
In nonfiction, Alice is looking for authors with established platforms, especially journalists and academics, who are writing cultural narratives, microhistory, and pop science. She’s drawn to nonfiction narratives that weave history and science through memoir, or narratives the focus on the intersection of two – perhaps unlikely – subjects.
In fiction, Alice is looking for character-driven novels that fall under the following genres: historical fiction, mainstream fiction (with elements of fantasy, mystery, and/or horror), fairytale/folklore fantasy, mystery, suspense, and young adult. She loves YA thrillers that weave the teen protagonist’s personal conflict with a mystery, adventure fantasies with fresh and unique magic, and historical fiction that reimagines factual events.