Adam Schear is a graduate of Tulane University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He began his publishing career at the William Morris Agency and joined DeFiore and Company in 2009. He is most interested in seeing inspired literary novels, hysterical comedies, smart thrillers with sharp dialogue, quirky debuts, and exceptional short story collections. Send him unlikable, unreliable narrators so magnetic that you can’t help but love them and believe their half-truths. He has a soft spot for sci-fi and fantasy, especially when it breaks the mold, and YA with an honest and compelling voice. For non-fiction, he adores popular science and big idea books. He’s always looking for a writer who can explain a complicated concept in a way that’s gripping. Across the board, he’s looking for the type of book that you’re compelled to recommend to everyone you know, and then secretly feel jealous that they get to read it for the first time.

Fiction Highlights:

  • Julie Lekstrom Himes (MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA)
  • Sonya Cobb (THE OBJECTS OF HER AFFECTION)
  • Christian Schoon (ZENN SCARLETT, UNDER NAMELESS STARS)

Other highlights include novelists and short story writers Andrew Ladd, Jake Wolff, Jennie Yabroff, Jordan Glubka, and more.

Non-fiction Highlights:

  • Scott Bedford (MADE BY DAD)
  • Jen Adams (THE BOOKS THEY GAVE ME)

How To Submit To Adam Schear:

Please e-mail him at adam@defliterary.com with a query letter containing info on the book, your bio and the first five pages in the body of the e-mail.