Sophia Ramos

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Meet Sophia

Sophia M. Ramos is a Cuban-American literary associate based in South Florida. She represents commercial to upmarket genre-blending fiction for adult, YA and select middle-grade projects. Sophia loves intentional, lush prose combined with propulsive plots and thoughtfully complex family dynamics. She gravitates toward speculative books rooted in history or culture that have elements of romance, mystery, and horror. She strives to build a list that speaks to traditionally underrepresented voices and intersectional identities. Prior to joining New Leaf, Sophia graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science in Publishing. Her career began in the international sphere, where she worked as a literary scout as well as in foreign rights and international sales. She continues her work at New Leaf with top author brands and has a wide-open list she’s ready to fill. She is a Diet Coke enthusiast and champion axe-thrower, but mostly enjoys hanging out with her dachshund, Sunny.

Sessions + Events

Critiques + Reviews

  • Manuscript Critique - MG or YA
  • Pitch Package Critique

It Takes a Village: Discussing Community and Craft through the Publishing Lens - Breakout

Saturday, Sept 21st 11 am - 12 pm


Do you really need beta readers and critique partners? What does "editorial agent" mean, anyway? How does a trad publisher help me, creatively? Together we will answer questions like these and more as we walk through how a writer's community changes during different phases of their creative journey.

First Pages Panel - MG/YA Room

Saturday, Sept 21st 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Conference attendees are invited to submit the first page of their manuscript anonymously and receive feedback from our industry professionals. Visit the First Look Submission page for details.

Pitchers Anonymous

Results Posted: Saturday, Sept 21st 5:30 pm

Location TBA

Conference attendees are invited to submit to our pitch event and find out anonymously if any faculty have invited them to submit. Learn more.

Faculty Q&A Panel

Sunday, Sept 22nd 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Knox Auditorium

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Hosted by SCBWI Carolinas