Valentina Sainato

Valentina is a Literary Agency Assistant at JABberwocky. She was born in Italy but grew up in Northern California. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2017 with a BA in English and minor in Ethnic Studies before moving to New York City. Outside of her literary interests, Valentina is a dancer of many different styles and can often be found wandering through NYC museums or local parks.

Before joining JABberwocky, Valentina worked as an Events Manager with Barnes & Noble. She has also interned at Foundry Literary + Media, Folio Literary Management, and the Feminist Press at CUNY.

Valentina loves reading horror and speculative fiction — anything that unsettles the mind and disorients reality as we know it. She also gravitates towards contemporary fiction, fantasy, middle-grade, memoir, essay collections, and narrative nonfiction focusing on strange and unusual topics.