My name's Matt Belford and I'm a literary agent at The Tobias Literary Agency. I represent illustrated works, graphic novels, and adult novels in the SF/F space, in addition to a small group of nonfiction projects.
I began my career in publishing with the idea that I wanted to be a writer, which didn't last very long. Once I found out what agenting was, I dove headfirst, with an emphasis on celebrating and advocating for those books that I grew up reading and loving. For me, that was fantasy.
I'm a self-proclaimed nerd with a love for video games, TTRPGs, and of course, books.
I've had the wonderful opportunity to work in a number of roles in the publishing community. My experiences inform the way I work, which is one of constant communication with my clients.
You'll usually find me with a cup of coffee or a beer, depending on the time of day.