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These are established agents with experience in the publishing industry and good track records. They are seeking an eclectic mix, from upmarket literary to children's books, memoir to fantasy, and from thrillers to health and wellness.
Be sure to read their agency's full guidelines before submitting. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements may change. If these agents do not suit your needs, you can find a comprehensive list of new and established agents seeking clients here: What she is looking for: Above all, she wants to discover books that surprise and move her with their irresistible characters and language.
She loves a strong narrative voice; smart, funny heroines; narrowly located settings especially towns in the South and Midwest ; family sagas; darkly suspenseful novels; and stories of remarkable friendships or that explore the often perilous terrain of human relationships.
For nonfiction, she is most interested in cultural, social, and literary history; fascinating tours through niche subjects; narrative science; psychology; guides on creativity; and memoir. Please query her at reiko defliterary. A brief description of your book, and a brief, relevant bio.
For fiction, please include the first chapter of your book pasted in the body of your email. What she is seeking: I am NOT currently seeking picture book texts unless the author is also a professional illustrator, or a writer of nonfiction, or a direct referral from an industry contact that I know personally.
I do NOT represent: For more information on what Molly is seeking, response times, and the submission process visit her website: Jennifer Udden was born in Houston, TX, and spent many of her formative years hiding books under tables while she was meant to be paying attention to something else.
She has a BA from Mount Holyoke College, and graduated in with a major in Politics, a minor in Chinese, and honors thesis work on anxiety in British detective fiction of the early 20th century.
She has worked in fundraising for an off-Broadway theater company and joined the publishing industry in at the Donald Maass Literary Agency. Please, do not send to Jen: To query Jen Udden, e-mail queries can be sent to query.
Your email query should include the following within the body of the email: We will not open or respond to any e-mails that have attachments. If we like the sound of your work, we will request more material from you. Our response time is four weeks on queries, six to eight weeks on full manuscripts.
In she established her own agency, which she ran for twenty-one years until she joined DeFiore and Company in early In fiction, she is most interested in family sagas, historical novels, and stories that offer a new twist or retelling of some kind.
She does not work with adult romance, sci fi, or fantasy. In nonfiction, she loves memoir, narrative nonfiction, and self-help as long as it is not too prescriptive. She particularly responds to books that have an important cultural, social, or psychological focus. Please send an email to her at querymiriam defliterary.
She also really wants to know what you feel the heart of your book is, in one or two sentences. The agency specializes in literary fiction. She takes on select non-fiction projects including narrative nonfiction, essays, memoir, and food writing.
She is particularly interested in works from fiction writers of color, and diverse voices of all kinds. Please send your query letter, bio, and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your email to submissions riggslit.
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Here are five literary agents currently looking to sign new writers (and links to where you can find more). Only one child per ticket order. To sign up another child, you must purchase a seperate ticket. Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.
We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests. New literary agents looking for new writers are here in this free Directory of Publishing Agents by a former NY Times bestselling literary agency President.5/5(10).
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