Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Shaheen Qureshi of Capital Talent Agency

Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 3.38.33 PM.pngShaheen Qureshi is a literary agent with Capital Talent Agency.

Shaheen is a native of the Washington, DC area and has worked in publishing and editing for the past five years. As the former managing editor of Tadween Publishing, a Middle East academic press, she facilitated the publication of a political cartoon book and a collection of interviews with Iraqi activists. She teaches writing workshops and volunteers in public schools as a writing mentor and tutor. Shaheen received her B.A. at Bard College where she was awarded the Wilton Moore Lockwood prize in creative writing and has published her poetry in Bard Papers and Sukoon Magazine.

Shaheen is actively seeking literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoirs, cookbooks, and graphic novels. She is particularly interested in character-driven stories that give voice to the underrepresented and marginalized. Books that challenge the status quo and look at race, class, food, gender, colonialism, or history in a new light will grab her attention.


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