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It starts with an idea

Years of plotting and planning and way too much coffee


You're a creator.

An artist.

Your friends tell you to zip it and just start the project


You've polished your manuscript, you've bored your barista with too many plot changes, you're nearly ready to submit



Welcome! I'm Stacey Graham, an agent with 3 Seas Literary representing talented authors and illustrators from around the globe in picture books, middle grade, romance, graphic novels, and nonfiction. I am a member of the Association of American Literary Agents. 


  • Adult — Romance (only on referral)

  • Spooky and/or hilarious middle grade

  • Nonfiction — I’m looking for fun, quirky, fascinating topics with strong commercial appeal and a great platform. Specifically looking for how-to books, antiques, and craft books

  • Graphic novels — MG/YA/Adult

  • Mystery

To pitch me your project, please visit QueryManager with your query, synopsis, and sample chapters for fiction or your query and full book proposal for nonfiction. For graphic novels, please submit query and a link to your portfolio.


Currently closed to queries


Join me online May 11, 2022, at Symposium for my class on Rogue Books: Why Your Book May be Missing the Mark with Agents and Editors. Have a great book but it’s not being picked up by editors or agents? Join me as I share tips on where your book may have gone rogue and how to get it back on a traditional publishing path.


Covered in this fun, fast-paced workshop:


·       Common issues that stop your agent cold mid-read

·       Finding the right structure for your story

·       Developing the plot for a deeper connection with your reader

·       How to better understand the market

·       Word count

·       Tropes

·       Character development

·       What needs a double check before you hit send to an agent

·       Critique groups

·       Platform

·       How to choose an agent

·       Best practices in queries

·       Proposals

·       What agents are looking for


Want advice on your project, query, or first page? I have online/phone ten-minute consultations, 10-50-100-page critiques, and occasional ten-page reads with a 15-minute consultation open monthly through Manuscript Academy. Let's grab some virtual coffee and chat! Note: These are not pitch sessions. To query, please use the QueryTracker link above. Thanks!

I'm in the business of connections. Bringing an incredible book into the hands of an editor—and later a reader —is an amazing feeling and one I hope to share with you on your publishing journey.

Writing by the Water

Client news

Congratulations to Abby Jimenez on her New York Times Bestseller and Minnesota Book Award winner, Life's Too Short! Her newest book and New York Times Bestseller, Part of Your World is available now and look for Just My Type in 2023!

More love is in the air with the third installment of Barb Curtis's Sapphire Springs trilogy, Falling for You. Find Falling for You along with its series prequels Forever with You and Only for You at your favorite booksellers.

Dana Edwards's charming middle grade Drive-Thru Miracle, is hotter than a pepper patch and the perfect summer read!

Congratulations to April Snellings on her upcoming book with 1984 Publishing to be released in 2023!

Congratulations to Kristen Alicia on her new deal with Amara for Try Me, coming in winter 2023!


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Contact: stacey[at]threeseaslit.com — All queries must go through the QueryManager link above. Queries sent through email will not be read.

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