MIRA Books is proud to publish great stories for a broad audience. We are increasing our acquisitions by 15–20 titles per year and are eager to acquire breakout and established commercial fiction with a strong narrative drive and complex characters across a wide spectrum, from multilayered relationship and family dramas that make for good book club picks to voicy contemporary reads, thrillers and psychological suspense, sweeping historicals, speculative novels and more.
Our authors enjoy the benefit of tailored publishing campaigns and one-on-one attention at every phase of publication—which is just one of the reasons MIRA has such an extraordinary record of launching debut authors and growing the careers of longtime bestsellers.
Last year 53 MIRA titles placed on bestseller lists (New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly) for a total of 225 weeks. MIRA publishes approximately 100 books per year in all formats.
MIRA accepts agented submissions only.
Any Day Now
Author has eleven #1 New York Times bestsellers.
A Million Little Things
#1 New York Times bestselling author
We Are Unprepared
Film option by Universal; The Girl on the Train screenwriter; Julianne Moore & Emma Stone linked to project
The Secrets She Kept
NYT bestselling author of more than fifty books, now in trade format
Over 20 million copies of her books in print
Marked for Revenge
2016 Swedish Crime Writer of the Year
Lie To Me
Domestic noir at its best. An exceptional author takes her writing to a new level with this breakout novel.
Brand-new thriller series from one of the premier authors of suspense in the market today
An Almond for a Parrot
Bold, unique, heartbreaking and hopeful, this breakout work of historical fiction is described as Fanny Hill meets Fifty Shades of Grey
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
Hilarious and touching fiction debut about the impossible standards that modern moms face
Rosie Colored Glasses
Poignant, heartbreaking debut novel by Brianna Wolfson
Nicole Brebner, Editorial Director
Nicole has been with Harlequin for more than 14 years and works with bestselling authors in women’s fiction, suspense and thriller genres. Nicole is guiding the MIRA program to publish exciting editorial from established stars to exciting debuts from fresh new voices. MIRA is home to authors and books that will appeal to readers.
I’m looking for: Issue-driven women’s fiction, compelling family dramas and psychological suspense. I’d love to find the next: Wally Lamb and Gillian Flynn.
I’d love to find the next: Wally Lamb and Gillian Flynn
Kathy Sagan, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Kathy Sagan is senior acquisitions editor at MIRA where her list runs from debut to New York Times bestselling authors. She has previously held senior positions in book, magazine and digital publishing. Among the authors she has worked with in the past are Mary Higgins Clark and Lisa Genova, whom she acquired at Simon and Schuster. She loves to collaborate closely with writers to help them bring their work to the next level. Currently Kathy is looking for a range of general fiction, from breakout novels with strong narrative drive, a fresh voice and complex characters, to upmarket book club fiction as well as fast-paced thrillers and suspense.
I’m looking for: Novels with a fresh voice and strong narrative drive, be they general bookclub fiction or suspense.
I’d love to find the next: Maria Semple, Christina Baker Kline, Caleb Carr, Tana French
Emily Ohanjanians, Editor
Emily Ohanjanians has been an editor with MIRA for ten years, and has worked with authors ranging from debuts to veteran New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers. There is nothing more fulfilling for her than seeing readers connect with a story she’s had the pleasure of working on with an author, and is a tireless advocate for authors’ success. She continues to search for breakout mainstream commercial fiction, and is a fan of high concepts, strong pacing, complex characters and multi-level plotlines.
I’m looking for: commercial historical fiction and lighthearted book club fiction.
I’d love to find the next: Philippa Gregory and Jonathan Tropper
Michelle Meade, Assistant Editor
After completing her undergraduate degree in English and philosophy, Michelle knew exactly two things about her future: it absolutely had to involve books, and it most definitely could not be teaching the same ones over and over. That’s when she knew that a job in book publishing was the one for her. Michelle lives for the thrill of discovering new voices in commercial fiction and helping authors produce the best books possible for their readers. She’s most interested in complex, emotional reads, especially those with high-tension, suspenseful plots and engaging, authentic characters.
I’m looking for: Emotional, character-driven novels and speculative fiction.
I’d love to find the next: Liane Moriarty and Audrey Niffenegger
Margot Mallinson, Editorial Coordinator
Margot Mallinson has been with Harlequin since 2006 and spent a good chunk of years honing her skills as a copyeditor, working on everything from series romance debuts to #1 New York Times bestsellers, always with ultimate respect for author voice. She was thrilled to join the MIRA Books team because the wide range of stories in the catalog suits her eclectic tastes perfectly, from literary with a genre twist to page-turning thrillers, always anchored by unforgettable characters. She feels there’s nothing better than helping an author realize their vision in the most impactful way possible.
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