Jon Michael Darga represents titles across a diverse range of genres, including, most recently, the memoirs Horse Barbie by Geena Rocero (one of Glamour's Women of the Year and a member of the Out100 list for 2023) and I Can't Save You by Anthony Chin-Quee (named a Best Book of 2023 by the Boston Globe); the cookbook Chili Crisp by James Park (one of Barnes & Noble's Best Books of 2023); and the New York Times bestselling oral history of “Grey’s Anatomy” How to Save a Life by Lynette Rice.
Darga graduated from the University of Michigan with Honors with a BA in English and Creative Writing, and later attended the Columbia University publishing program. Before coming to Aevitas, he was an editor at Crown, a division within Penguin Random House, where he worked on several bestsellers and award winners.
Darga represents both non-fiction and fiction as an Aevitas agent based in Michigan. He is most interested in voice-driven pop culture writing, non-fiction histories that re-cast the narrative by emphasizing unexpected or unheard voices, and adult commercial fiction that features diverse casts and new stories. He is not looking for genre fiction like political/crime thrillers, fantasy/sci-fi, or non-fiction in the self-help/how-to/business categories.
He only accepts submissions via Query Manager: https://QueryManager.com/jonmichaeldarga