Meet the Team

Agency Policy: Regardless of our MSWL, our agency will not accept any manuscripts that contain the following themes: graphic content, heavy polytheistic elements, and/or anything against Islam/Muslims. We also do not accept any works produced, in whole or in part, by AI.

Marufa Hoque


Marufa is the founder of Crescent Literary and a graduate of UCLA Extension's Literary Representation program. As a former teacher at a Muslim girls' private school where her students were primarily immigrants or children of immigrants, she is dedicated to uplifting voices in publishing.

Marufa has a BA in Geography and a minor in English as books have always been her passion. Her favorite genres are science-fiction and fantasy (if it has a dragon and/or mentions space, she's all ears!). She currently resides in NYC working on her next novel.

Atifa Begom

Junior Agent

Atifa is a geologist and environmental scientist by day and a literary agent, by day, too. With a stint at a small press as an acquiring editor, she now brings her publishing experience and background in law and policy to her role as an agent.

For her full manuscript wishlist and how to submit to her, click here. Or click the button below.


Maryam A. Sullivan

Agency Intern

Maryam A. Sullivan is an educator, writer, storyteller, and mother from Western Massachusetts. She penned the first Muslim urban fiction novel in 2006 published by the famed nonprofit Muslim Writers Publishing. She holds an MA in Writing & Literature and is completing her second MA in ESOL.

Currently, she's an adjunct instructor at a community college and the founding director at Muslim Girls Read, Inc - an urban literacy initiative. She enjoys facilitating workshops in her community, spending time with her family, and traveling abroad.

She assists Atifa in reading, evaluating, and editing manuscripts. She is not open to queries.