Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Madison Scalera of Olswanger Literary

Madison Scalera is a literary agent with Olswanger Literary.

Madison reviews general fiction, romance, and young adult books for Publishers Weekly and recently joined Olswanger Literary, where she is excited to represent a variety of fiction and nonfiction, including domestic fiction, historical fiction, romance, and memoirs.

With years of editorial experience and a journalism background, she appreciates a writing style that teeters between the factual and the flowery, particularly something poetic without tortured metaphors.

Madison is looking for fictional narratives that reflect postmodernism—books that have an awareness of realism and delight in being self-reflexive. She loves reading multilayered stories that challenge conventional ways of storytelling. She is interested in coming-of-age memoirs with quirky undertones like What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir or To Shake the Sleeping Self, as well as romance comprised of gothic, contemporary, and erotic fiction.