Trinica Sampson-Vera is a literary agent with New Leaf Literary & Media.
Trinica is accepting children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction. Across age groups, she loves adventurous, character-driven stories with largely emotional stakes. Trinica is passionate about championing diverse and marginalized voices.
She is seeking:
- Speculative fiction (especially horror, cozy-to-high fantasy, hopepunk, and near future science fiction)
- Romance and romcoms (especially featuring sapphic/queer relationships)
- NA campus stories (especially dark academia)
- Caribbean (especially Trinidad & Tobago) characters/settings
- Reality TV premises
- Unreliable narrators
- Stories that support women’s wrongs
- Found family (give me the intensity of the Fast & the Furious franchise)
- Messy, doomed, heartbreakingly passionate tragic romances featuring people who make each other worse (I want the intensity of the relationship between Will/Hannibal, iykyk)
- Retellings – I prefer retellings that are “inspired by” rather than faithful retellings. I love to be surprised by a twist or a new way of imagining an old story.
Fun facts about me:
- I play online Survivor (like the CBS show!) and have won twice.
- My name comes from Trinidad and California, where each of my parents was born.
- I’ve cooked my way through two cookbooks and am always looking for new recipes to try!