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Changed agencies. Formerly with Bradford Literary.

Ms. Jennifer Chen Tran

Folio Literary Management



Website: foliolit.com/

Twitter: jenchentran

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Online Form: Yes

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from blackhand
Oct 31, 2022 11:41 am


Form Query: 9.6.22
Full Request: 10.31.22

YA Historical, 89k
from LightofBeauty
Oct 27, 2022 11:31 am


EQ: 9/6/22
ER: 10/27/22
from CRogers
Sep 22, 2022 7:04 pm


Form Query: 9/22/22

YA LGBTQ+ 79k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 14, 2022 9:13 am


czkwrites, the genres on her form will usually be the most accurate. If that helps any.
from czkwrites
Sep 14, 2022 8:33 am


The genres on her form don't match what she says she's looking for. What are kidlit folks putting as their genre?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2022 8:59 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Bradford Literary.

Thanks similichtman
from similichtman
Sep 06, 2022 8:46 am


Now at Folio Literary Management and open to queries: https://www.foliolit.com/agent/jennifer-chen-tran
from adrianalwhite
Jan 26, 2022 8:54 pm


According to her Twitter, she is now an agent at Idea Architects and is only representing nonfiction projects. She is also not open to general queries at this time.

https://twitter.com/jenchentran/status/1486419280346320896
from adrianalwhite
Jan 25, 2022 8:17 am


May be making a career change? (Perhaps a temporary one.) She alluded to something recently on Twitter:

"I’ve been ugly crying all week b/c I’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of wonderful ppl to make way for an incredible opportunity that only comes once-in-a-lifetime. I am trying so hard not to think of it as goodbye but rather, see you later."

https://twitter.com/jenchentran/status/1480804230600421378
from AjP1933
Jan 25, 2022 8:09 am


CNR @ no longer listed on agency website 01/25/2022
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 21, 2022 3:31 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from AjP1933
Dec 29, 2021 8:35 am


10/02/21
82k memoir

12/29/21
Status update
No decision has been made about your query at this time. Please check back later.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2021 5:32 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from janthony10
Nov 19, 2021 4:33 am


80,000 word history/travel non-fiction about Paris
Queried 19/11
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 6:22 pm


As a person of color and second-generation daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Jennifer is very interested in diverse writers and #ownvoices from underrepresented/ marginalized communities. As a former art major, Jennifer is also eager to grow her list of illustrators and actively looking for graphic novel projects, in both MG and YA. She believes that visual literacy is increasingly important in our interconnected world and that graphic novels help reluctant readers become voracious readers. In adult fiction, she also wants to see strong and conflicted characters who are not afraid to take emotional risks, stories about multi-generational conflict, war and post-war fiction, and writing with a developed sense of place. Basically, surprise her!

In non-fiction, she loves books that broaden her perspective on a variety of topics, but that also dive deep into worlds unseen. Books like EVICTED by Matthew Desmond and MAID by Stephanie Land are examples of the type of non-fiction she is looking for. Additionally, Jennifer is always interested in cooking, lifestyle, health, parenting, and business titles that present the author’s expertise and are instructive without being pedantic. Teach her something new and you will pique her interest.

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