Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Literary Agents 6/22/2017



Hello, Everyone!

Summer is here already.

Fight On! Don't Give Up!
I've been busy working on my office romance novel. I've completed the first part. Now I'm on part 2. The story is coming along good. I have a triangle going on. Too male executives are rivals, yet they are interested in a lower level female worker. They each have their own short comings. One of the males is a villain- he the one everyone likes and gets along with. The other male, who appears to be a jerk turns out to be a good guy. The female  has to deal with all her sisters and mother suddenly moving to town and moving in with her in her tiny apartment.

I won't give the plot. But this is a basic idea where the story is going. I am writing the novel without using any sex. So far the results are good. I have a really good feeling about this book.

Now for the rest of my post.

Following are details of 3 new literary agents. I got their info from a WRITER'S MARKET email I received this morning.

Gabrielle Piraino
DeFiore and Company
Gabrielle is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a dual-B.A. in Honors Classical Languages and English. After graduation, Gabbie earned her Masters of Science in Publishing at Pace University in Manhattan. She has previously worked for both major commercial publishing houses and literary agencies alike, including Farrar, Strauss & Giroux and AGI Vigliano. Gabbie joined DeFiore and Company in the summer of 2016.
She’s  seeking imaginative sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for Adults and Young Adults alike. For Children’s and Middle Grade, she is looking for stories that introduce curious young readers to new concepts with compelling characters and an engaging voice (fiction and nonfiction).
Further, she’d happily review projects form author-illustrators in the comic/graphic novel arena. An avid personal baker/cook, Gabbie is pleased to accept queries for cookbook and crafty lifestyle projects, too.
Overall, Gabbie is searching for unique narrative voices (OwnVoices, when possible!), strong world-building, and spunky, stubborn characters that never do exactly what you’d expect.
- See more at: http://blog.writersmarket.com/whats-new/3-new-literary-agents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wm-rlb-nl-170622&utm_content=951935_EDT_WM170622&utm_medium=email#sthash.cFg0peeD.dpuf

Blair Wilson
Park Literary & Media
Since graduating from Wesleyan University with a focus on literature and theory, Blair has fallen in love with the voices of new and emerging authors. Blair is actively building her client list in the areas of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as kids and adult nonfiction with a focus on D.I.Y., lifestyle, pop culture, pets, and books dealing with issues of sexuality, identity, and culture.
In her spare time, Blair can be found teaching embroidery classes at the American Folk Art Museum, testing out a new cookbook, or settling in for a night of Hammer horror movies.
She’s actively looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as MG, YA, and adult nonfiction.
In nonfiction, Blair is interested in narrative nonfiction, crafting/instructional, true crime, pop culture, lifestyle, sexuality & identity, design, and STEM topics.
- See more at: http://blog.writersmarket.com/whats-new/3-new-literary-agents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wm-rlb-nl-170622&utm_content=951935_EDT_WM170622&utm_medium=email#sthash.cFg0peeD.dpuf

Connor Eck
Lucinda Literary LLC
Prior to finding a home at Lucinda Literary in 2016, Connor began his career at The Weinstein Company and then as a production assistant for CBS Television Studios. He majored in English at Union College, where he was quarterback and captain of the football team and wrote a screenplay for his thesis that became a finalist selection at the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Westchester, NY, born and bred, Connor makes the most of his daily commute, reading queries and editing manuscripts on the train, though he doesn’t quite fit in amongst the throng of bankers. When he is not reading or writing, he most enjoys playing with his dog, Cash, an Aussiedoodle with one blue eye.
In addition to working at Lucinda Literary, Connor is a freelance writer for golf.com, where you can catch him moderating live major championship blogs.
He is actively looking for middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, as well as nonfiction. His interests are diverse, though he is particularly drawn to stories with emotional resonance and vivid characters. More than anything he is looking for authors with whom he can build lasting relationships.
- See more at: http://blog.writersmarket.com/whats-new/3-new-literary-agents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wm-rlb-nl-170622&utm_content=951935_EDT_WM170622&utm_medium=email#sthash.cFg0peeD.dpuf

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Spring!

Happy spring, everyone!

I'm still here. I have been so busy working on my books. I'm doing an office romance novel and a young adult horror novel. They are both coming along fine and look promising. I've finally got plots agents are interested in.

How has everyone been doing? Please use this post to make comments about yourselves.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Literary Agents April 20 2017

Hello, Everyone!

I know you're saying: "Who are you now?"

I've been very busy. I'm working on a new novel. I was advised to right a romance. The market is looking for unique romances. I have a pretty good story going, and I am working to complete it by the end of June. As long as I stay on track I'll meet this goal. That is why I have not been making post. Plus I have been working with clients.

Today I want to take the time to tell you about 3 new literary agents. Click on the link below to view their info:

http://blog.writersmarket.com/featured/3-new-literary-agents-theyre-looking?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=wm-rlb-nl-170420&utm_content=937896_EDT_WM170420&utm_medium=email

We have been having a lot of rain here in the Washington state, which is fine water wise. Maybe our water bills will go down.


There's nothing like a good book.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy December!

Hello everyone!

This is December 1, 2016!

We're in the last month of the year---already. I don't know about you, but it seemed the year just flew by---super fast---with out making us any richer. Sad.

I've been busy working with clients and working on my own material. I'm starting a new book. a romance this time. It literary market is seeking romance novels. This is tip if you're wondering what to write.

I'm going to get started on my work for the day. I haven't made a post in a while. So I just wanted to put in a word just to keep in touch with everyone. I enjoy reading your comments, but please refrain from sending spams. If you need help with your script or book, feeling free to contact me.

"This is what happens when you spam!"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!

Hello all fellow American writers!

Today is the day!

Time to vote for another President!

I already voted. Here in Washington state we vote by mail-in ballots, which makes things easy.

I encourage all Americans who have not voted to vote. It is an important right we must act on. I will not tell you who to vote for. That is your business. But please go out there and vote. Our votes don't just affect us here in America. Our vote affects everyone around the world.

Another thing to note, don't just vote during a presidential election. Vote every time there is an election in your local community.

VOTE FOR ME OR ELSE!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Literary Agents Currently Seeking Young Adult Writers

2 New Agents Seeking Submissions NOW
Click on any name below to see the full mini-profile on the GLA Blog (with submission instructions). Good luck querying!

1. Anna Worrall of The Gernert Company

She is seeking: smart women's literary and commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, and narrative nonfiction.

2. Tracy Marchini of BookEnds

She is seeking: picture book, middle grade and young adult manuscripts across most genres, including contemporary, mysteries, thrillers, magical realism, historical fiction, and non-fiction. For picture book fiction, she's particularly interested in manuscripts that are laugh out loud funny or deliciously dark. For middle grade and young adult, she's interested in underdogs, strong female characters and/or unreliable narrators. She believes that it's important for readers of all backgrounds to see themselves reflected in the media they consume, and is looking to bring that diversity to her list.
17 Literary Agents Seeking Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy 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 Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. All the agents listed below personally confirmed to me as of August 2016 that they are actively seeking YA Science Fiction and Fantasy (speculative) submissions NOW. Some gave personal notes about their tastes while some did not. Good luck querying!

Notes: 1) This list is specifically for young adult sci-fi and fantasy. (Another list in this newsletter is for adult fantasy.) Unless an agent says otherwise, they are open to both young adult science fiction and fantasy, not just one or the other.

1.  Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary)

Notes: She seeks particularly epic, contemporary, near-future, and diverse. She has a special interest in locked-room mysteries, psychological, multiple POVs, lesser-explored settings, and unusual retellings.

How to Submit: Send queries to query [@] deemuraliterary.com. Put your name and the project title in the subject. Include a synopsis and the first 25 pages of your ms in the body of the email.

2. Renee Nyen (KT Literary)

Notes: "I love non-traditional family structures (thinking specifically LGBTQIA+ here), and I'm always fascinated by deeply religious families. I'd like to find a YA fantasy/sci-fi with a transgender main character."

How to Submit: Please submit a query letter with the first three pages of your manuscript pasted in the email to queries [@] ktliterary.com.When querying Renee, do not query Hannah Fergeson, also on this list.

See all 17 agents listed here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hello readers!

Happy September!

I've been so busy. I've fallen behind on my posts.

Today I have an interesting article for you to read. It is from ScriptMag. The article is about forming an antagonist everyone will love and hate at the same time. Click below to read more.

Understanding Antagonists
imageplaceholderJeanne Veillette Bowerman
Online Editor
ScriptMag.com

This week's screenwriting tip is from Kay Loveridge on crawling into the mind of the antagonist.

Don't miss Kathy Berardi's webinar on Thursday,September 8th on The Craft of Writing Great Villains. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.


Upcoming Screenwriting Webinars: At the live webinar, you may interact with the presenter and also get access to the recorded, on-demand edition for your video library. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.

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by Kayley Loveridge

I love a good 'bad guy.'

I also love a good 'bad woman.'

If a film or screenplay makes me loath but love, then empathise but hate the antagonist - all in one sitting - then a massive bravo to that screenwriter from yours truly (insert standing ovation here).

The antagonist is arguably the most complex and fascinating (and definitely my personal favourite) character in fiction, and as a story analyst, it always makes me fist pump the sky in my mind when I come across that rare gem in a script. What you'll be pleased to know, is that not every screenwriter with agents or huge credits in Hollywood are completely exempt from writing the odd 'flat' antagonist, so how can you plump him/her up and deliver a full-bodied and exciting character?

The key is in his psychology. Who is the antagonist and why does he do the things he does? As the writer, you are responsible for giving soul and consciousness to your characters, and when you allow for your characters to become three dimensional, sentient beings, they become decision makers for themselves and this is what ultimately drives the plot forward.

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

For every action the antagonist takes in opposition to their protagonist, there must be a motivation, a reason behind their choices. These could stem from...

Read more on the mind of the antagonist...