Saba Sulaiman

@agentsaba

Literary Agent at Talcott Notch. Eternally recovering from maternity leave. Probably hiding behind the crib eating cake. Closed to queries. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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Talcott Notch Literary

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 23h

Why are PCOS, endometriosis, and other uterine-related challenges missing in YA lit? https://t.co/XVZ2VH3h6Y

hard #MSWL https://t.co/MNWVqstq4M

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 6d

.@lithub let me write about one of my persistent obsessions: the tropes of depicting female friendships https://t.co/lwWF3amfpr

This essay is 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Thorny, self-conscious, painfully real female friendship stories w/ introspective narrators wi… https://t.co/eUA7Flbf16

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Write essays that are interesting and challenging, not merely honest. Thanks for your time.

#MSWL https://t.co/Vp3szm28gK

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Fun, addictive storytelling that's full of joy and heartbreak and awkwardness and empowering, amazing friendships. See THE BOLD TYPE. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Honest/witty/messy/hilarious/heartfelt stories about the madness/exhilaration/exhaustion/joy/frustration of modern parenthood. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

I’m your agent for anything and everything Bollywood-related. My passion is personal and deep-rooted, perhaps second only to books. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Stories featuring South Asians. Where are my queer/disabled Desis? Where are my Desi immigrants realizing they aren’t FOBs anymore? #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Delightfully spooky and strange MG stories with humor and depth and lush literary-leaning writing. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1w

Stories that challenge children to think critically about things without being prescriptive or instructive. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories set OUTSIDE of New York City. Preferably outside of the US. Stories that incorporate multilingualism with craft and purpose. #MSWL

Did you know I was in a multilingual acapella group in college? Well, now you know. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories set OUTSIDE of New York City. Preferably outside of the US. Stories that incorporate multilingualism with craft and purpose. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Correction: stories about meaningful relationships between people across the gender and sexuality spectrums. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories that engage w/ intersectional feminism. Meaningful non-cishet relationships across the platonic/romantic/aromantic spectrum. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories that inspire spirited discussion and deep self-reflection; stories that make me feel powerful, unexpected emotions. #MSWL

Stories with very flawed but somehow personable characters making poor decisions. Stories with bold plotting and big character arcs. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories that inspire spirited discussion and deep self-reflection; stories that make me feel powerful, unexpected emotions. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

Stories that explore the messy boundary b/w selfishness + selflessness; that explore the significance/nature of personal motivation. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2w

First and foremost, I want stories that center marginalized experiences. Stories where being atypical in any way is not a curiosity. #MSWL

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Aug 8

I want to see strange, dysfunctional #MuslimWomenInLove on film and TV #MuslimsInLove

@Nuri_ibrahim YESS and I want to see multidimensional #muslimsinlove that don't pander to the Western gaze; stories… https://t.co/6SxzMm8jkl

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 27

It's always a good time to talk about why I've never loved the expression "strong female character." https://t.co/SJHEl407q4

-Read @AmandaFoody 's post (whose book is out now!) -Read this: https://t.co/rgbEtRyAEK (#MSWL) -Write multidimensio… https://t.co/kMPh1nioyU

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · Jul 12

There's a space between what your characters want to think/say and what they actually think/say. That's the space I want to live in. #MSWL