I'm not considering this a true New Agent Alert because Jody is not new. That said, this post resembles an Alert in that Jody did tell me recently how she is actively looking to build her client list right now - and that is something writers should be happy to know. All details below for those interested in querying her!
She is seeking: She is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction, crime/suspense, historical fiction, graphic novels/memoirs, and magical realism, as well as narrative nonfiction (especially related to sports, science, or history), and prescriptive nonfiction.
She is seeking : Marisa is accepting queries for middle grade fiction. Need more details? She is searching for a middle school novel she can't put down until the last page and can't stop discussing. Voice is definitely key for her. If she's going to sign (and sell) someone or recommend someone, then the writer's voice has to speak to her. She has to be able to listen (vocally and on the page) to that writer through revisions and edits and book after book. She wants to find characters she'd want as her best friends and partners in crime long after the story ends.