How to find a hungry agent. Here’s a literary agent who’s very specific about the kind of book she’d like to see in her inbox: “I love books with some kind of psychological element, like if the MC has a mental illness or if they can’t trust their mind.”
Working on anything like that? Or something close? Want to know more about this agent? Well you can find her on Twitter. Twitter: Start here Commercial publishers, agents, editors and publicists have for years relied on Twitter as an important element in book marketing. Annie Bomke, for example, is included in the Writer’s Digest Oct. 2013 cover story 28 Agents Seeking New Writers. Bomke tweets regularly not only about what she’s looking for, but also about how to submit a book to her: “If you’re going to attach your synopsis/sample chapters, make sure you still put your query in the body of the email.”
Literary Agent Laura Rennert. Agents Renew Call For Diverse Books and #OwnVoices Submissions. As November 2016 has progressed, some literary agents and editors on Twitter have put out direct calls (or renewed previous calls) for diverse book submissions using hashtags such as #diversebooks and #ownvoices.
I’ve corralled plenty of these calls below. If you’re writing a diverse book, check out the list below. Good luck querying! Some important notes: This list is just what I was able to find with some quick work and Twitter searching. I'm closed to submissions, but if you're an #ownvoices writer query me w the hashtag in subject. Thao Le Sandra Dijkstra AgencyThao’s submission guidelines. More than ever, I want diverse submissions. Submission Guidelines - Nelson Literary Agency. Agents Seeking Southern Fiction.
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Simply comment to win. Good luck! In celebration of my three new books released in the fall, I’m doing a lot of special lists of agents seeking queries right now. 3 Agents Actively Seeking Literary and Commercial Fiction, Nonfiction, Kidlit. These three agents are actively seeking writers.
Jennifer Chen Tran (Bradford Literary) is interested in representing literary and commercial fiction. In nonfiction, she loves books that broaden her world view or shed new light on “big ideas.” Amanda Annis (Trident Media Group) is looking for literary fiction and nonfiction. Wendi Gu (Janklow & Nesbit) want illustrators, children's literature, and adult literary fiction and nonfiction that speaks to cultural identity negotiation, displacement, and race relations. Search Results. Guide to Literary Agents 2017. No matter what you’re writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children—you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher.
Guide to Literary Agents 2017 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting a contract with one of the country’s top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, this updated edition of GLA includes: A one-year subscription to the literary agent content on WritersMarket.com.The secrets of query-writing success: Learn 5 common mistakes that make an agent stop reading—and how to avoid them.
“New Agent Spotlights”: Get targeted profiles of literary reps who are actively building their client lists right now.Informative articles on writing a synopsis, pitching your work online, defining your genre, utilizing writing peers to better your craft, and much more. Literary Agent Interview: Elise Capron of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. This is an interview with Elise Capron of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
A graduate of Emerson College, Elise holds a BFA in writing, literature and publishing. She has been with the Dijkstra Agency since late 2003. She is looking for adult literary fiction, multicultural fiction, debut novels, story collections, and, on the nonfiction side, trade-friendly cultural and/or environmental history. How did you become an agent? I had always been interested in publishing and writing, and I did several internships during my college years (including at the Dijkstra Agency). What’s something you’ve sold that comes out now/soon that you’re excited about? I’m particularly fond of one of my nonfiction books that has just published: Meera Subramanian’s A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, published by PublicAffairs. It’s thrilling! Besides “good writing,” what are you looking for right now and not getting? 13 Literary Agents Seeking Literary Fiction NOW. Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time.
So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for literary fiction. All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of July 2016 that they are actively seeking literary fiction submissions NOW. Some gave personal notes about their tastes while some did not.
Good luck querying! 1. How to Submit: Please submit a one-page query letter via e-mail. 2. How to Submit: Please submit to submissions [@] defliterary.com. (Exclusive Requests From Literary Agents—What Are They and How Do They Work?) 3. How to Submit: Please send your queries to submissions [at] go-lit.com. 4. Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers’ Conferences: Feb. 11, 2017: Writers Conference of Minnesota (St.