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Title: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 05, 2007, 11:01:11 AM
This thread is for anyone who has found an agent that is not listed in the QueryTracker database.  Tell me all you can about the agent and I'll add him/her to the database.

Or you can use the Add Agent Tool at http://querytracker.net/addAgent.php (http://querytracker.net/addAgent.php).  Note: You must be logged into QueryTracker to use this tool.

Thanks
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 11:13:37 AM
I have to go back through my notes, because I think I might have a couple. Sorry to create more work for you ;D

Here's one I know off hand:

Harris Literary Agency
P.O. Box 6023
San Diego, CA  92166
Telephone: 619.697.0600
Fax: 619.697.0610
E-mail: Hlit@adnc.com

 Fiction
Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Mainstream, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction.
Non-Fiction
Biography, General, Health/Medicine, Memoir, Psychology, Self-Help.
 
www.harrisliterary.com

Now don't everybody bombard her until she's done reading my mss partial!!!  ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 05, 2007, 11:19:00 AM
Thanks Senshi.  And you included lots of information so I can actually find her online.  That's worth another Karma point.  You are really racking them up today.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 11:34:47 AM
 :award: Yea me!

I'm at work right now doing more on this site than actual work. Don't tell! (But I'm the owner so it's ok).
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 11:42:23 AM
Valerie Smith, Literary Agent
1746 Rte 44-45, Box 160
Modena, NY 12548

Valerie Smith, agent

I could not find a webpage on her.
Several sites on the internet claim she's legit. (Just everyone be careful out there)
This agency is looking for scifi and fantasy inparticular.

Submission requirements: Query, outline, and 3 sample chapters
fiction clients: Jo Walton, Steven Brust, John Ford, Sherwood Smith.

Absolute Write reports her as slow but legitimate.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 05, 2007, 11:43:43 AM
You're not the only one.  Activity on QueryTracker really drops after work hours and on weekends.  But that just means people have their priorities straight. ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 05, 2007, 11:52:53 AM
OK, now you're starting to make me mad.  Just kidding, but I might not get to them all until tomorrow.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: audal on July 05, 2007, 12:01:58 PM
Another possible add... I e-queried (and was likely ignored/rejected/laughed at by) a new agent at Artists & Artisans named Jamie Brenner.  She represents several genres - most notably commercial & literary.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 12:09:33 PM
Sorry Patrick! ;D

This is the last one on my list...promise!

The Krista Goering Literary Agency, LLC
http://www.kristagoering.com

The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A404

Lawrence, Kansas 66047 USA

Tel: 785-841-0634

Fax: 785-841-8500

I queried her and got a speedy reject! At least it was speedy. ;D

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on July 05, 2007, 12:24:19 PM
I believe Patrick has Krista Goering...One reason I'M always around is because I'm one of those hard, hard working professor types who is OFF ALL SUMMER. So d'yall hate me NOW??? (please don't smite me!) :inocent:

BTW, Senshi...do those agents take YA?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 02:05:09 PM
No fair!  :rant: I'm eight monthes pregnant and still at work! (If you count my goofing off as work!)

Anyway, I went back and checked my notes for those agents and didn't find with any of them anything about YA. So sorry, justwrite, I just can't say for sure. But did you happen to query Michelle Andelman? I've talked to several other people about her; she loves YA fantasy and is currently building her client list.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on July 05, 2007, 03:27:58 PM
 :up: Indeed I did! Haven't heard, but on a whim queried Joe Veltre and got a request for a partial this morning. Thanks for the heads up...Just because I like you and feel bad for your "state" I'm giving you a karma point! And BTW when I was preggers the first time round (that would be 16 years ago—the first offspring just turned 16 and I've survived to tell about it). I worked smack up to the due date, commuting to Manhattan. I also trudged through snow storms when I was nine months pregnant and even went on a job interview (the one I still have that lets me take off all summer!). Paid those dues, girlfriend...now it's time to CASH IN  ;)

Is this your first? Hope it's not too hot where you are. Heat made me crazy when i was pregnant with my second. (that one is eleven and away at sleepaway camp...yippee!!!)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 04:37:53 PM
It is my first! And I'm 15 minutes away from St. Louis where it was almost 100 today and humid as all get out! :ho: You'll be my new inspiration because right now I think that I'll be working until I go in labor, maybe even after, the hospital has wifi!!! ;D

By the way, congrats on the partial!!! :p2:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 05, 2007, 04:50:53 PM
Senshi
justwrite was right, Krista Goering is already in there.

I added the others except for Open Door.  I'm not sure about them.  They may not be crooks, but they do look very small.  Their website is hosted by Penn. State's server, so I'm thinking this is a student or students.  Also, I can't find an individual name.  There is one listed on their biography page, but they are using some goofy font and I can't read it (another indication that this is just some kid).

I may be wrong, but better safe...

Have you queried them?

Oh, and don't let labor stop you from writing.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on July 05, 2007, 08:29:55 PM
The good news about having a baby, Senshi, is that you'll NEVER waste time again. Every second is precious because it is STOLEN. Even though my kids are getting older I still operate like that...I try to get as much done as I can in every spare minute. Motherhood turned me into a hyper-focused person!!! After baby gets the idea that humans sleep at night, they start taking very LONG naps. It's those toddlers that run you ragged. But they nap too!!! Then there's pre-school!  ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on July 05, 2007, 10:42:58 PM
Patrick, you're right. There's something fishy about them, and if you want I'll delete my post so that other people don't get the idea to query them. I had them on a list I compiled with a friend in my writing group. I never got around to submitting to them, but after reading your post I messaged my friend and he said that he queried them, but his letter was returned, labeled unable to locate. Sorry everyone!!! :emb2:

Justwrite, you've given me hope, and for that I give you karma! Everyone around me is telling me that I won't write any longer when the baby is here. I'm so sick of hearing that! :rant: I know I'll be tired and I know I'll be short on time, but I know I won't give it up. True, I may not write as much as I do now, but nobody should tell you what you will or will not be doing down the road!!



Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on July 06, 2007, 08:26:24 AM
Don't listen to those people. Yeah, you'll be tired for sure, and cranky, and busier than you've ever been, but you'll keep writing. Parenthood has been the most prodctive years of my life. (no pun intended)  :) 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: BillyShakeaspear on August 21, 2007, 12:44:26 AM

The Krista Goering Literary Agency, LLC
http://www.kristagoering.com

The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A404

Lawrence, Kansas 66047 USA

Tel: 785-841-0634

Fax: 785-841-8500

I queried her and got a speedy reject! At least it was speedy. ;D



Just a bit of info ... this agency is listed in P&E and also has a very informative website ... but for some reason Ms Goering is still working in the dark ages and will accept only snail mail ... drat it and darn!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: BillyShakeaspear on August 21, 2007, 01:11:13 AM
I have to go back through my notes, because I think I might have a couple. Sorry to create more work for you ;D

Here's one I know off hand:

Harris Literary Agency
P.O. Box 6023
San Diego, CA  92166
Telephone: 619.697.0600
Fax: 619.697.0610
E-mail: Hlit@adnc.com

 Fiction
Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Mainstream, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction.
Non-Fiction
Biography, General, Health/Medicine, Memoir, Psychology, Self-Help.
 
www.harrisliterary.com
 ;D

Oh boy, am I having fun searching out agents to send my crime story to ... and finding out things like the P&E warning about Harris Literary Agency. And I quote: Harris Literary Agency: Charges fee. Not recommended. Also a Top Twenty worst according to Writer Beware.

So for what it's worth ...
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on August 21, 2007, 07:22:01 AM
About that Krista Goering...her website feels sort of odd and she doesn't come up on agentquery

Thinks she's legit?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on August 21, 2007, 08:19:58 AM
I haven't found anything on Goering to say she is a scammer, but I haven't found much that says she isn't either.  She is listed on Publishers Marketplace with some sale credits so I think she's OK, just new.  But I'm keeping an eye on her.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: joanjunkmail on August 21, 2007, 09:26:43 AM
Given the answers to my question about WL Writers Agency, I wonder if you could put them on the Literary Agents List with a flashy skull-n-cross bones?

although, i admit:  i submitted to them, just to see what would happen.  i mean, they could steal my work, but that would be really absurd since it is so unfinished - it's be easier to write it themselves from scratch!!!  and, I'm horribly curious!!!

but, it might be good to put them up there as a warning for those who are more invested in the idea of being published.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on August 21, 2007, 09:29:01 AM
Joan
I will add them and their 12 or so aliases.  I just wish there were a way to put them out of business for good.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on August 21, 2007, 04:17:40 PM
I really think they deserve A-wise's query!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on August 21, 2007, 09:21:37 PM
I wanted to add something about Krista Goering as I now have some experience with her. I sent her a query as well as the first three chapters and she actually sent me back a *get this* personalized one page response with critique included. :o
She said she liked my story, but wanted to to change certain aspects about it *she listed what she would like changed and why* and invited me to resubmit once I made the revisions (which I need to get off my butt and do - but you'all know what's going on in my life)
She even recommended a book for me to read.
Overall, if she was a scammer I don't think she would have wasted all that time, but like Patrick, if anyting comes of anything I'll definately be reading the fine print!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: justwrite on August 21, 2007, 09:56:56 PM
Oh! That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on October 24, 2007, 05:10:55 PM
Thanks, Lannie. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: pixiefriend on October 24, 2007, 05:43:33 PM
This agent is listed on P&E as an agent and her website says she works with the Andrea Hurst Lit. Agency on some projects, but she is not listed on AQ or Publishers Marketplace.  Her name is Arlene Cardoza, website is www.arlenecardoza.com.  She is accepting queries and represents YA and genre (sci-fi and fantasy).  That is all that I know about her.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on October 24, 2007, 08:52:49 PM
pixie,
Here is what they say about her over on AW.  http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24838&highlight=Arlene+Cardoza%2C+Literary+Agent

Not a scammer as far as anyone knows, but there are some complaints.

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: pixiefriend on October 24, 2007, 09:10:46 PM
Thanks!  Will certainly take her off of my 'to query' list.   :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on March 05, 2008, 03:32:02 PM
It is very noticeable that she gives no credentials, no work with an experienced agent as an assistant, no clients, no sales...

All red flags for the clueless, I'm sorry to say.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: KristenH on March 06, 2008, 10:56:59 AM
Hey Patrick. Do I get karma points? I've given you some good ones too, last month.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: KristenH on March 06, 2008, 03:50:09 PM
Patrick, I can give you new agencies that GLA have added, but it's not in my book or on my list. If so, let me know. I'll compile them for you next week, unless I can copy them to you from the website. Let me know.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: katekquinn on March 18, 2008, 11:48:05 AM
Hello, I am a newbie and mostly a lurker... I am shy :emb:

However, I came across this agent's website one day while trolling the web and it looks legit and I noticed they were not in your database. 
http://www.ktliterary.com/main.html

I was thinking I would query them, simply because I have no control over my querying impulses. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 18, 2008, 11:50:17 AM
Welcome Kate!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Legionsynch on March 18, 2008, 12:02:52 PM
Hello, I am a newbie and mostly a lurker... I am shy :emb:

However, I came across this agent's website one day while trolling the web and it looks legit and I noticed they were not in your database. 
http://www.ktliterary.com/main.html

I was thinking I would query them, simply because I have no control over my querying impulses. 

Kate Schafer's on there.  If you added her before Patrick switched her info to KT Literary, then she'll still show up with her old agency.  I've got her on my query list, so I know she's on QT somewhere. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 18, 2008, 12:07:38 PM
Nice find, though! I just added them to my query list and moved them to the top. Hey, anyone who professes their love of Joss Whedon is someone I want representing me!!!!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 18, 2008, 01:41:49 PM
Kate,
Legion is right, you can view kt's listing at http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=879

good luck with them.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: KristenH on March 18, 2008, 01:57:34 PM
I know someone from another forum who's querying Kate Schaefer for KT. I'll be doing Kae Taenstra soon.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: katekquinn on March 19, 2008, 09:59:53 AM
Thanks for the link - I added her to my list.  I searched and she did not show up for me - but I am sure that was a user-error on my end.

And Senshi - I agree w/ the Joss Whedon thing!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Jessica V. on March 19, 2008, 10:16:54 AM
Hello, I am a newbie and mostly a lurker... I am shy :emb:

However, I came across this agent's website one day while trolling the web and it looks legit and I noticed they were not in your database. 
http://www.ktliterary.com/main.html

I was thinking I would query them, simply because I have no control over my querying impulses. 

If I am remembering correctly here (forgive me -too lazy to go look it up) she is Maureen Johnson's agent.

ETA: Yes, she is MJ's agent. And agent to a whole slew of other authors too according to her stats on the main QT page. She might be coming up for some reason as 'new' because she just moved to Colorado, and I think, started her own agency. (Ahh, yes the laziness strikes again...)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 19, 2008, 11:22:35 AM
So Kate, what's your favorite Joss Whedon project?

Personally, I love them all. From Buffy to Firefly, all the way down to the X-men comics he writes. BTW--I'm a nerd--if you haven't already figured that out from my avatar ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: audal on March 19, 2008, 11:35:36 AM
Firefly is possibly the greatest show that virtually no one has ever seen.

And Summer Glau rocks.

My two cents ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: EJRuek on March 19, 2008, 11:44:12 AM
I love Firefly, the series and the movie.  It's sad that Hollywood doesn't support excellence in SF any longer.  Personally, scifi.com can take a flying leap.  I'd like to see more quality and less bosoms and bottoms, women warriors on testosterone, and he-men blowing things to shards while the copulate with their choice of wenches.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on March 19, 2008, 12:04:19 PM
There are never enough women warriors. You're a lot more likely to find a woman being raped or used sexually and then disposed of like kleenex in most than a woman warrior in most fantasy and SF. That being said, I don't watch television so I'm talking about books.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: EJRuek on March 19, 2008, 12:12:05 PM
Never enough women warriors?  I don't know, really. I just get tired of seeing the same character dressed up in different costumes, all played by one actress.  Since I don't read SF except for Bear and much older stuff that is long since discarded from most libraries, I can't say much about today's SF, except for the blurbs, trailers, and synopses I see and read.  I do know that I am tired of the 17th dan martial art woman wielding a blaster whose outfit barely covers her shaved crotch and nipples, though, her 4D breasts bulging from her armor.  This is the stuff that has no story and is simply generated to satisfy teenage fantasies.  It's ludicrous.  But, hey, I guess it's where the money's at for them who proliferate it. 

Of course, then we have the female tough girl fighter pilots who look and act more boy than girl and can punch a seven foot sumo wrestler out with one one-inch punch.  *shrug*
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: EJRuek on March 19, 2008, 12:15:13 PM
Of course, I am, likewise, disgusted by the same in the male gender.  Stereotypes, all, and all too ludicrous!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: katekquinn on March 20, 2008, 10:57:07 AM
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So Kate, what's your favorite Joss Whedon project?

Personally, I love them all. From Buffy to Firefly, all the way down to the X-men comics he writes. BTW--I'm a nerd--if you haven't already figured that out from my avatar

Senshi - I am a die hard Buffy fan - my friends and I were actually so dorky that during the latter seasons we would get together on Tuesday nights and play the Buffy board game (oh yes such a thing exists) while the show taped (because obviously we couldn't watch it live in case we needed to rewind or more often pause to discuss) and then watch the show while sipping margaritas. 

I never got into Firefly series, but I LOVED the movie - it is so sad it didn't do better - I really wanted a sequel. 

Have you seen Joss's comic book series that is basically the untelevised season of Buffy in comic book form?  Also have you heard that Joss is working on a pilot for a new show that will be starring Eliza Dushku?  I am super dorkily excited.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 20, 2008, 11:30:57 AM
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me. :'( I thought I was the ultimate fan, but was unaware of his new project.

But blissfully aware of the Buffy comic, mind you ;D

At first I didn't give Firefly much of a chance--seeing as I was so distraught about the death of the Buffy series. But when I went back and gave the DVD's a chance--man, what a great show! I wish they would have had more episodes, but after the movie with all the MC deaths :'( :'( :'( :'( I couldn't bare to watch it.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: LeahClifford on March 20, 2008, 12:11:33 PM
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me. :'( I thought I was the ultimate fan (snip)



Clearly you haven't talked to Lege about Sir Joss, Ruler and Creator of that is Awesome...  :wink:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 20, 2008, 01:05:47 PM
I knew there was a reason I liked Lege so much ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Jessica V. on March 20, 2008, 10:32:28 PM
Quote
So Kate, what's your favorite Joss Whedon project?

Personally, I love them all. From Buffy to Firefly, all the way down to the X-men comics he writes. BTW--I'm a nerd--if you haven't already figured that out from my avatar

Senshi - I am a die hard Buffy fan - my friends and I were actually so dorky that during the latter seasons we would get together on Tuesday nights and play the Buffy board game (oh yes such a thing exists) while the show taped (because obviously we couldn't watch it live in case we needed to rewind or more often pause to discuss) and then watch the show while sipping margaritas. 

I never got into Firefly series, but I LOVED the movie - it is so sad it didn't do better - I really wanted a sequel. 

Have you seen Joss's comic book series that is basically the untelevised season of Buffy in comic book form?  Also have you heard that Joss is working on a pilot for a new show that will be starring Eliza Dushku?  I am super dorkily excited.


YESSSS!!! I knew I wasn't the only one who has that game!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: isinglass on March 22, 2008, 06:47:00 PM
Firefly is possibly the greatest show that virtually no one has ever seen.

And Summer Glau rocks.

My two cents ;D

I just happened onto Firefly on the SF Channel one night. I guess they were running old shows because they didn't have anything new. My reaction once I'd watched it was along the lines of "why did they cancel this? This is great!" I found the series on Netflix and added it.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: joanjunkmail on March 22, 2008, 07:33:48 PM
At first I didn't give Firefly much of a chance--seeing as I was so distraught about the death of the Buffy series. But when I went back and gave the DVD's a chance--man, what a great show! I wish they would have had more episodes, but after the movie with all the MC deaths :'( :'( :'( :'( I couldn't bare to watch it.

wait - what?!  a buffy movie where everyone dies???  how come i don't know about this.  i gave up tv after buffy (oh, and i still miss it) - it was the only thing worth watching/paying for.  i rent other shows and watch jon stewart and stephen colbert online... don't regret giving up cable at all, but oh, how i still miss buffy!

what movie?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Cole Gibsen on March 22, 2008, 09:57:14 PM
Sorry to give you falce hopes, JJM :emb: Firefly is a differenct series by Joss Whedon. Sorta a cowboys in space type thing, but very cool!

But to give you some hope--though I don't know what will come of it--the scooby squad actors had a reunion last week at some shindig in hollywood. E covered it, (um, not that I watch E or anything :emb:--But that's beside the point!) The actors were very coy, but hinted that the Buffy producers were watching the Sex in the City movie reunion with interest. Depending how well it does, there's a microscopic chance that there might be a Buffy movie <----straight from the mouth of Seth Green.

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: joanjunkmail on March 23, 2008, 07:37:05 AM
ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MarvaD on March 24, 2008, 03:25:45 PM
Of course, then we have the female tough girl fighter pilots who look and act more boy than girl and can punch a seven foot sumo wrestler out with one one-inch punch.  *shrug*
Damn!  That's my scifi heroine!  However, she is quite modest about her accomplishments.  One of the guys that wants her turns out to be a baddie and she has to kill him (oh regret!) and the other bad guy who wants her turns out to be a good guy, but another bad guy kills him.  She kills only one person (the good turned bad), but nary a sumo wrestler in sight.  Her martial arts specialty is Ffegga, based on Savate.  More kicking than punching.  ;D
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: katekquinn on March 26, 2008, 07:38:08 PM
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YESSSS!!! I knew I wasn't the only one who has that game!

Oh No!! Another person who not only owns the game, but is not ashamed to admit it!  That is great!!

Quote
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me.  I thought I was the ultimate fan, but was unaware of his new project.


Yes, thanks to my entertainment weekly subscription I keep up to date - simply because they love the Whedon too.  Here is the article about it:

Cult TV fans, set your emotions to thrilled: Joss Whedon is finally returning to the tube. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind has just signed a deal with Fox to create a drama series called Dollhouse. Better yet, he's chosen a very familiar face to inhabit it: she of Faith fame, Eliza Dushku.

The show, which boasts a seven-episode commitment for 2008 and a hefty license fee between $1.5 million and $2 million per ep, will chronicle the exploits of a group of individuals who are "imprinted with personality packages" — meaning that they can assume a variety of indentities (language skills, physical talents, memories, etc.) to be used for all types of tasks. When these missions are over, the individuals have their memories erased and reside in a guarded laboratory known as the Dollhouse; Dushku's Echo, however, is slowly coming of consciousness. "We call it a suspense-drama-mythology-comedy-action-horror musical," Whedon half-jokes of the show, which will bend and blend genres in typical Joss fashion. "The main thrust is the thruline of Echo as a sort of newly born character who goes, 'Wait a minute — I exist. Wow. So who would I be? And how dangerous is it for me to let anybody know that I know that I exist?' Not unlike the Frankenstein myth, it's, 'Who made me, who am I, and why am I?'"


Sounds like Dushku has already bonded with her alter ego. "She's fierce and she's hot, but she's also so complex, and she's going to be so tripped out because she's in this world, which I can identify with, where there are people who can click a button and succeed in making you be what they want you to be. It's this whole mindtrip of objectification," she says. "It's going to have sex and heartbreak and violence and hilarity. That, to me, is a hot show."

So when did construction on Dollhouse begin? The two were having a friendly meal last month — Dushku was seeking some project guidance after signing a deal with Fox — when inspiration hit the pair. "In the middle of the lunch, I said, 'Oh, s---, I made up a show, and I have a title,'" recalls Whedon. "And that's when you know you're dead, when there's a title." Dushku, who'll also serve as a producer on this 20th Century Fox TV series, was more than thrilled to reteam with her mentor. "I've always said from the Buffy days, 'I'll follow that guy anywhere,'" she notes. "I just had to find him and pluck him out of his supposed retirement from television."

The timing of this project is somewhat fortuitous for Whedon. (Except, of course, for that whole impending strike mess.) The latest rewrite of his supernatural triller Goners for Universal "was not incredibly well-received," he says. "Nothing's happening with it right now. It's not good news, but one door closes, and then there's a draft, and another one opens."

--- Cool, huh???
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Chalice on April 12, 2008, 11:42:47 AM
I just submitted info to Patrick on a big agent not yet in the QueryTracker database, but I'm not certain this guy is taking unsolicited queries. I'm fairly sure he is because in the interview I just read http://wherethemapends.com/Interviews/Jan_Dennis.htm (http://wherethemapends.com/Interviews/Jan_Dennis.htm), he asks writers to query him through email. But I can't tell when this interview came out. It could be ten years old, but I don't think so based on what was discussed.

Anyway, Jan Dennis is the agent for the bestselling Christian speculative fiction authors, Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti, among others. But those two stand out for me.  :clap:

Jan Dennis
Dennis Literary
19350 Glen Hollow Circle
monument, CO 80132
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Chalice on April 12, 2008, 02:41:45 PM
Joel Kneedler is a new agent that recently joined Alive Communications. This is a well-established Christian literary agency in Colorado Springs. They represent T.L. Hines, author of supernatural thrillers.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: ElanaJ on April 21, 2008, 12:10:28 PM
I'm not sure if you have this one or not.  I tried to search the database and saw Horward Morhaim Literary. I didn't see Brandi Bowles.

http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MisterV on April 27, 2008, 01:42:41 AM
Quote
YESSSS!!! I knew I wasn't the only one who has that game!

Oh No!! Another person who not only owns the game, but is not ashamed to admit it!  That is great!!

Quote
Tu che', Kate! You have out Joss Whedon'ed me.  I thought I was the ultimate fan, but was unaware of his new project.


Yes, thanks to my entertainment weekly subscription I keep up to date - simply because they love the Whedon too.  Here is the article about it:

Cult TV fans, set your emotions to thrilled: Joss Whedon is finally returning to the tube. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind has just signed a deal with Fox to create a drama series called Dollhouse. Better yet, he's chosen a very familiar face to inhabit it: she of Faith fame, Eliza Dushku.

The show, which boasts a seven-episode commitment for 2008 and a hefty license fee between $1.5 million and $2 million per ep, will chronicle the exploits of a group of individuals who are "imprinted with personality packages" — meaning that they can assume a variety of indentities (language skills, physical talents, memories, etc.) to be used for all types of tasks. When these missions are over, the individuals have their memories erased and reside in a guarded laboratory known as the Dollhouse; Dushku's Echo, however, is slowly coming of consciousness. "We call it a suspense-drama-mythology-comedy-action-horror musical," Whedon half-jokes of the show, which will bend and blend genres in typical Joss fashion. "The main thrust is the thruline of Echo as a sort of newly born character who goes, 'Wait a minute — I exist. Wow. So who would I be? And how dangerous is it for me to let anybody know that I know that I exist?' Not unlike the Frankenstein myth, it's, 'Who made me, who am I, and why am I?'"


Sounds like Dushku has already bonded with her alter ego. "She's fierce and she's hot, but she's also so complex, and she's going to be so tripped out because she's in this world, which I can identify with, where there are people who can click a button and succeed in making you be what they want you to be. It's this whole mindtrip of objectification," she says. "It's going to have sex and heartbreak and violence and hilarity. That, to me, is a hot show."

So when did construction on Dollhouse begin? The two were having a friendly meal last month — Dushku was seeking some project guidance after signing a deal with Fox — when inspiration hit the pair. "In the middle of the lunch, I said, 'Oh, s---, I made up a show, and I have a title,'" recalls Whedon. "And that's when you know you're dead, when there's a title." Dushku, who'll also serve as a producer on this 20th Century Fox TV series, was more than thrilled to reteam with her mentor. "I've always said from the Buffy days, 'I'll follow that guy anywhere,'" she notes. "I just had to find him and pluck him out of his supposed retirement from television."

The timing of this project is somewhat fortuitous for Whedon. (Except, of course, for that whole impending strike mess.) The latest rewrite of his supernatural triller Goners for Universal "was not incredibly well-received," he says. "Nothing's happening with it right now. It's not good news, but one door closes, and then there's a draft, and another one opens."

--- Cool, huh???

Sounds like we need a thread for TV writers. Anyone writing a screenplays?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on April 27, 2008, 08:28:17 AM
I'm not sure if you have this one or not.  I tried to search the database and saw Horward Morhaim Literary. I didn't see Brandi Bowles.

http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/



emjohns, Brandi Bowles is now listed.  Thanks for letting me know about her.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 09, 2008, 01:46:32 PM
Patrick, just wanted to note that Lucienne Diver just left Spectrum Literary for Knight Agency. She's one of the BIG name agents in fantasy/sf.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 09, 2008, 02:09:42 PM
Thanks Jeanne
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 09, 2008, 02:36:50 PM
Oh, I just noticed that science fiction and fantasy aren't on Russell Galen's genre list. He does represent them (to put it mildly--he represents both Terry Goodkind and David Farland among others lol) and they are listed on Agentquery. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: tradergirl on May 09, 2008, 07:08:48 PM
He rejects all of us anyway, Jeanne!

 ;D

T.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 09, 2008, 07:19:48 PM
Thanks Jeanne, but this time you only half caught me.  Sci-Fi was on there but fantasy was not.  So  :wag:   (or more appropriate (http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=88.0;attach=818))

But, really, thanks for helping me to keep QT's data as accurate as possible.  I depend on users like yourself to let me know when something changes or when I have it wrong.  There is no way I could do it by myself.  Karma for ya.

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 09, 2008, 07:27:26 PM
You're wrong about that, Tradergirl. He'd have to RESPOND to one of my queries before I could quite consider it as good as a rejection. Instead he gives me a total snub refusing to do so much as say no.  :rant:  :rolf:

Edit: And, Patrick, you do a great job here. I'm happy to help all I can.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: tradergirl on May 10, 2008, 08:27:12 AM
Jeanne, as I've probably said before (perhaps I'm bitter?), I had the opposite problem with RG.  He couldn't WAIT to reject me.  I dropped that thing into a mailbox on a Monday mid-morning, and I had an email rejection by Tuesday AM.  Couldn't get my query off his desk fast enough!

T.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 10, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
Yes, we had a similar yet strangely opposite result from him. He's a meaniehead for sure. (That's a joke people)

Patrick, I'm not picking on you--really. But it looks like you don't have Ann Behar over at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary or Rebecca Friedman at Sterling Lord Literistic in the database.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 10, 2008, 03:22:40 PM
Patrick, I'm not picking on you--really. But it looks like you don't have Ann Behar over at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary in the database.

That is correct Jeanne.  From what I can tell she is an assistant, not to be queried directly.  If things have changed or you have further info please let me know.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 10, 2008, 03:27:55 PM
Well, I was going by their website where it looks like she is actually agenting now.

Here is what it says on her page on their website:

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After five years, Russell asked me to take over the firm's small but growing list of juvenile writers and grow it into something more substantial. I accepted the challenge, and have been searching for wonderful children's books, from picture books to YA, ever since.

I am looking for anything that is beautifully written, with a strong, distinct voice and characters that come alive on the page. Ideally, a book should grab my attention from the very beginning and hold it there, and leave me thinking about it for a few days after I am finished.

And I added another one in my previous post. I'm scouring for new agents so I may come up with a few relatively new agents so expect further comments.  :wag:

Edit: And by the way, I'm sure that RG is actually a wonderful courteous man who will one day give me a polite rejection. He has just so persistently ignored my queries, I'm forced to joke about it. :wink:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 10, 2008, 03:32:02 PM
That looks official enough for Ann, I'll add her.  I'll look into Friedman as well, that name sounds really familiar.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on May 10, 2008, 03:36:02 PM
You know, I didn't check to see if you had her listed with another agency. I just saw that she wasn't in the Stirling Lord list of agents.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 11, 2008, 09:40:48 PM
There you go Jeanne, Ann Behar and Rebecca Friedman are now listed.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Sandy_Williams on May 13, 2008, 04:18:10 PM
Rachel Downes

This was posted on Caren Johnson's blog today:

Rachel Downes is a junior literary agent at the Caren Johnson Literary Agency. She has a BA from Manhattan College in international studies and minored in economics and philosophy. She graduated as a member of Sigma Iota Rho, the national honor society for international studies students.

Rachel began as an intern for CJLA. She assisted on the following projects: Once Again to Zelda by Marlene Wagman-Geller (Perigee, November 2008), Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman (Wiley, November 2008) , The Old Fashioned Guide to Modern Girl Life by Jordan Christy (Center Street/Grand Central Publishing, Summer 2009), You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay (Razorbill, Spring 2009), The Ex-Games by Jennifer Echols (Simon Pulse, Fall 2009), Skin Deep by Annaliese Evans/Anna J. Evans (Summer 2009), and The Briar Rose Series by Annaliese Evans/Anna J. Evans (Tor Books, beginning February 2009). She is looking to represent commercial and literary fiction as well as nonfiction in the following subjects: narrative, history, pop culture, humor, science, women’s studies and social science.

Rachel is a voracious reader and writer. She wrote for an independently-run student philosophy journal at her school, Praxis. She works closely with Caren to develop and nurture CJLA authors.

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 13, 2008, 04:53:20 PM
Thanks brimfire
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: isinglass on May 14, 2008, 08:52:25 PM
Rachel Dowan asked for a partial. I sent it to her. After three months of no response, I sent her a polite reminder. Never got a response to my reminder, either.  Not very courteous or businesslike, IMO. She's off my list.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MisterV on May 15, 2008, 02:06:07 AM
Rachel Dowan asked for a partial. I sent it to her. After three months of no response, I sent her a polite reminder. Never got a response to my reminder, either.  Not very courteous or businesslike, IMO. She's off my list.

Bummer :'( :rant:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Starwise on July 02, 2008, 08:28:10 AM
Hey, Patrick, I think I've got an agent here not listed with QT. John Shuster? The Literary Group International. I checked them out on the Absolute Write forum, and they seem legitimate. The thing is John is an acquisitions editor, at least that's what his title is. So...I don't know.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: BillyShakeaspear on August 18, 2008, 10:49:41 PM

The Krista Goering Literary Agency, LLC
http://www.kristagoering.com

The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A404

Lawrence, Kansas 66047 USA

Tel: 785-841-0634

Fax: 785-841-8500

I queried her and got a speedy reject! At least it was speedy. ;D



Just a bit of info ... this agency is listed in P&E and also has a very informative website ... but for some reason Ms Goering is still working in the dark ages and will accept only snail mail ... drat it and darn!

Okay, I admit it ... mistake I made! That was then, this is now and dear Ms Goering does accept email queries.
My new question is, how come nobody else caught this error?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on March 19, 2009, 11:52:48 AM
From today's Publishers Lunch: "Jenny Bent has left Trident Media Group to form The Bent Agency. (Her 15 years in publishing included a stint at Cader Books.)"

This agent mitosis is getting to be an everyday occurrence: http://thebentagency.com/

~A~
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 19, 2009, 12:44:09 PM
Thanks Aiala.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on April 21, 2009, 03:04:39 PM
From today's Publishers Lunch:

"Mark McVeigh, who had been an editor at Simon & Schuster Children's until last month, has opened his own literary agency, The McVeigh Agency. He is representing both children's and adult authors, illustrators, graphic novelists, and photographers."

No agency URL yet (that I can find, anyway.)

~A~

 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on April 21, 2009, 03:09:52 PM
Additionally, I'd been wondering why I hadn't received a rejection yet from Rebecca Gradinger at her new agency, Finchley Road Literary. Well, here's why:

"Rebecca Gradinger, who recently left Janklow & Nesbit after six years to create Finchley Road Literary, is folding that agency into Fletcher & Company, where she is now working as an agent. She will also handle the company's magazine work and cover the Canadian market.

Gradinger joins a team that was bolstered last year by Grainne Fox, who had been with Ed Victor Ltd. for ten years, as agent and manager of UK co-representation business, and Swanna MacNair, agent and head of feature/tv development, who had been a senior development executive at Misher Films. MacNair is managing media rights and also developing projects based on clients' books and original ideas."

Musical chairs, anyone?   ;D

~A~
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: gigilala on May 17, 2009, 10:55:49 PM
Rick Broadhead. He is listed as "Recommended" on Preditors and Editors. I can't find as address, but he accepts equeries at: rickb@rbaliterary.com
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on May 19, 2009, 07:35:53 AM
Rick Broadhead. He is listed as "Recommended" on Preditors and Editors. I can't find as address, but he accepts equeries at: rickb@rbaliterary.com

Rick Broadhead has a AQ entry.  He lists fiction and non-fiction on his profile, but then -- based off of his website -- it looks like he's only interested in non-fiction.  Maybe the website is out-of-date.  Sometimes it's hard to tell. 

Here's another possible newbie off of Guide to Literary Agents:

Cool new alert to see. Will Entertainment is looking for children's book writers whose writing is good enough to brave both the literary and film worlds.  Awesome opportunity, but your work better be up to snuff to challenge both worlds!

Important note: Garrett Hicks is a literary and script manager, meaning he is similar to an agent but not exactly an agent, per say.

Will Entertainment

1228 Romulus Drive, Glendale CA 91205. Phone: (818)389-6895. Fax: (818)246-4520. E-mail: garrett@willentertainment.com. Web site: www.willentertainment.com. Contact: Garrett Hicks. Seeking new and established writers. Prior to becoming an agent, Mr. Hicks was a development executive for Disney Animation. Established: 2003. Represents 20 clients. 30% of clients are new/unpublished writers. Specializes in: children's book authors and illustrators, especially those crossing over from film, TV and animation. Currently Handles: 30% Juvenile Books, 30% Movie Scripts, 40% TV Scripts

Script categories/genres of interest: Action/Adventure, Cartoon/Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Juvenile, Mainstream, Romantic Comedy, Teen. How to Contact: Query with SASE and synopsis. Accepts e-mail queries. No fax queries. Accepts simultaneous submissions. Responds in 2 weeks to queries. Responds in 2 weeks to manuscripts. Does not return submissions. Actively seeking: Juvenile, picture books and young adult.

Recent Sales: Sold 2 titles in the last year. Sold 5 scripts in the last year. Hot Sour Salty Sweet, by Sherri Smith (Delacorte); Flygirl, by Sherri Smith (Putnam); Patty Dolan is Dead, by Patrick O'Connor (FP Prods/Disney); Hopeville, TV pilot by Howard Nemetz (Fox). Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 15% commission on foreign sales. Offers written contract. Termination notice: 60-day.

http://www.willentertainment.com/

-He's listed on LitMatch which is where I found him.  He asked for a full the same day I queried. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on May 19, 2009, 08:37:01 AM
Another I just thought of:

Elizabeth Fisher with Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.  From AQ:

 Elizabeth Fisher
AGENCY
Levine Greenberg Literary Agency
307 Seventh Ave, Suite 2407
New York, NY 10001
EMAIL
efisher@levinegreenberg.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.levinegreenberg.com/

FICTION GENRES
   Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Young Adult
NONFICTION GENRES
   Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Travel | Narrative

CURRENT STATUS
This agent accepts queries
   
SPECIAL INTERESTS
   
* Memoirs, multicultural perspectives, young adult, narrative/creative nonfiction, travel writing and literary fiction are her favorites, though she’ll read anything that will transport her to another place, another time, or another life when she must stay put.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
   
* Email: query only

FACTS/TIDBITS
   
 * She is the Rights & Contracts Manager for this agency
 * She is actively building her client list
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on May 26, 2009, 08:33:25 PM
Fresh off that AQ widget thing on their front page for updates and agent news:

ELIZABETH SARVER is a new agent with the Elizabeth Kaplan Agency.  Here a link to her AQ page:

http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1088

NAME
   
Melissa Sarver
AGENCY
   The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10011
AAR MEMBER
   No
EMAIL
   melissa@elizabethkaplanlit.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
   http://elizabethkaplanlit.com/

FICTION GENRES
   Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES
   History | Food & Lifestyle | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Journalism
CURRENT STATUS
#    This agent accepts queries
MORE INFORMATION
   
SPECIAL INTERESTS
   

    * For fiction, she is looking for literary, commercial, women's, historical, young adult, and middle grade
    * For nonfiction, she's most interested in narrative nonfiction, memoir, travel, and food writing

DOES NOT REPRESENT
   

    * She does not represent poetry, romance, fantasy, science, biography, screenplays

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
   

    * Email/fiction: query with first 10 pages in the body of the email via query@elizabethkaplanlit.com
    * Email/nonfiction: query only via query@elizabethkaplanlit.com
    * Please do not send attachments
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 27, 2009, 08:28:56 AM
Thanks Molly. She is now listed at http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=2674 (http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=2674)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on June 09, 2009, 10:53:43 AM
Newly listed on Agent Query (I like trolling their 'agent update' widget):

 Alyssa Reuben
AGENCY
   Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency
360 Park Avenue South, 16th floor
New York, NY 10010
AAR MEMBER
   No
AGENCY PHONE
   (212) 897-6400
AGENCY FAX
   (212) 764-8941
EMAIL
   areuben@paradigmagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
   http://www.paradigmagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
   Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | True Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Romance | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES
   

History | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Food & Lifestyle | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Journalism
CURRENT STATUS
#    This agent accepts queries
MORE INFORMATION
   
SPECIAL INTERESTS
   
* In general, she likes non-fiction, quirky histories, pop-culture, memoris (fish-out-of-water, travelogues) and anything that delves into a particular subculture (whether it's in memoir form or participatory journalism or expose).
    * On the fiction side, her tastes are extremely wide ranging between literary an commerical. She's a sucker for coming-of-age stories or a good romance arc.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
   

    * Email: query with first 1-2 samples chapters (pasted in the body of the email)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MarvaD on June 09, 2009, 02:22:30 PM
Alyssa Reuben must be operating with a different submission policy than the rest of the agency, which states:

Quote
Paradigm has a policy that neither it nor any of its agents or other employees accept or consider any unsolicited materials, ideas, concepts or suggestions of any nature whatsoever ("Unsolicited Materials"). Accordingly, you may not use this website or information obtained there from to submit Unsolicited Materials to Paradigm by any means (including, without limitation, by mail, fax or e-mail). Should you nevertheless send Unsolicited Materials to Paradigm in contravention of this express policy, please be advised that the Unsolicited Materials will not be considered by anyone at Paradigm, and if possible they will be returned to you without anyone at Paradigm retaining any copies. Paradigm shall not forward or discuss any Unsolicited Materials with any third parties.

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 09, 2009, 07:38:43 PM
Thanks Molly
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on June 12, 2009, 04:32:23 PM
Sandra Bond with Bond Literary Agency is now accepting queries again.  This is direct from Sandra herself.  I noticed all her information was from 2007 so wrote her and asked if she was open to queries again.  I was able to claim local connections since we both live in Denver and have ties to The University of Denver so it wasn't a total stretch to ask about queries and the publishing program she runs at DU.  She mentioned email being "fine" which also goes against her current listings. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 13, 2009, 01:45:23 PM
Thanks Molly. Her Publishers Marketplace page confirms it as well.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on June 24, 2009, 11:35:48 AM
Tricia Davey has left Sanford & Greenberg and opened her own agency...per AQ and Publisher's Marketplace

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/tad/

I read the AQ widget far too much.....
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 24, 2009, 11:41:05 AM
Thanks Molly.  :koolaid:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on June 29, 2009, 01:08:43 PM
From Publisher's Lunch, AQ, and Trident's website:

Stephanie Maclean promoted to Agent. 

Stephanie Maclean was promoted to Literary Agent in June of 2009. Stephanie came to Trident as CEO Dan Strone’s assistant where she had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest and most prestigiouhttp://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=88.90;num_replies=97s book deals in the industry. She is now collaborating with Robert Gottlieb and Kimberly Whalen and is now actively seeking Romance, Women’s Fiction and Young Adult. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Writing at Moravian College.

Guidelines:

* I am actively seeking new clients.
* Please send queries by email or regular mail (Email is faster).
* Please include a cover letter, synopsis and the first chapter of the manuscript.
* I only respond to queries I am interested in.

email: smaclean@tridentmediagroup.com
---

I really, really troll the agent sites far too much....
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 29, 2009, 07:51:55 PM
Thanks Molly.

She is now listed at http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=2715
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on July 03, 2009, 10:38:38 AM
For all o' y'all still languishing for an agent, in today's Publisher's Lunch:

"Literary agents Serafina Clarke and Brie Burkeman have combined their two companies to establish Brie Burkeman & Serafina Clarke Ltd., specializing in high quality commercial writing across all mediums."

Go get 'em, tigers!   ;D

~A~

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on July 12, 2009, 08:56:59 AM
Rob Weisbach Creative Management.  Newly opened (I think in March).  PM is already showing a sale for a non-fiction memoir for April. 

website:  http://www.robweisbach.com/

email:  representation@robweisbach.com

Website doesn't list any genre preferences but he recently "staffed up" his agency so looks like it's pretty much send a query and see.  Prefers e-queries.

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MarvaD on July 21, 2009, 10:07:29 AM
Recently formed (June 30th) Keen Literary with Emily Booth Masters (formerly EBM) and Julie Schoerke (publicist).

http://www.keenliterary.com/

Taking only Childrens and YA right now.  Query and synopsis to info@keenliterary.com
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on July 21, 2009, 10:50:41 AM
Nancy Yost recently opened her own agency and it doesn't come up on a search. Neither does she which surprised me.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on July 21, 2009, 09:02:05 PM
Thanks G-Woman.

Jeanne, Do you mean you can't find Nancy on QT? She's there.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MaryL on July 21, 2009, 10:03:17 PM
I sometimes had trouble finding agents on searches, Pat.  Even through the agency name. Even when it was spelled correctly.  The database just didn't find it for me. I tried one letter or limited letter searches and they never worked. I use Safari, so that might contribute. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on July 21, 2009, 10:41:53 PM
That's weird. When I searched by Yost and by Nancy she didn't come up. I'll check again. Maybe just a search glitch. I thought she should be there. I was checking because I heard she just started her own agency.

Edit: Patrick I searched with Yost and nothing came up and then I searched JUST with Nancy and only Nancy Gallt and Nancy Stauffer Cahoon came up.

Duh. Never mind. I'm dumb. I only had accept email queries checked without realizing it.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on July 31, 2009, 02:23:48 PM
From today's Publishers Lunch, more fodder for the eternally hopeful:

Michael Stearns has left Firebrand Lilterary to start a new venture, Upstart Crow Literary. He will be joined at the company by Chris Richman and Danielle Chiotti, both of whom were most recently with Firebrand Literary, and all three agents will be bringing all their clients to the new venture. The company's new Web site, www.upstartcrowliterary.com, will be live soon.

~A~
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: JeanneT on August 01, 2009, 04:13:53 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. Suppose they're getting spammed with queries from querytracker folks? Nothing like getting in at the head of the queue. ;)

He doesn't SAY he considers historical fiction, but personally I consider historical to be commercial. That's even where it generally goes in bookstores.  :up:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Aiala on December 01, 2009, 11:40:10 AM

From today's Publishers Lunch, still more fodder for the eternally hopeful:

Susan Hawk has joined The Bent Agency, focusing on authors of young adult and middle grade fiction, but also representing fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction and mystery. For the past 15 years, she worked in children's book marketing, most recently as the marketing director at Holt Children's.  :)


~A~
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MarvaD on December 01, 2009, 06:47:54 PM
Damn! Thought I'd sneak in before the deluge.  Oh, well.  When Ms. Hawk gets listed, I'll put up my query.

Hey! I did heads-up Patrick!

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 01, 2009, 06:48:47 PM
Got it. She's listed now. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Stanmiller on February 09, 2010, 09:34:26 PM
Here's one you don't have.

Doug Grad Literary Agency, Inc
156 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Agents:  Doug Grad, George Bick

http://www.dgliterary.com/

Accepts email queries
query@dgliterary.com
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on February 10, 2010, 09:39:23 AM
Thanks Dan,
Doug Grad used to be listed on QT, but he asked to be removed because it generated more queries than he wanted, and I feel I must comply with his wishes. I did send him an email though, and asked if he would like to reconsider.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: meddyK on February 10, 2010, 12:57:45 PM
Hey Pat,
How often does that happen?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Kimmy on February 10, 2010, 02:10:30 PM
Pat,
What about Robin Mizell? She is in the Writer Mag regularly as looking for new authors.  Information:
www.robinmizell.com.  She has no gigs on P&E that I saw.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on February 10, 2010, 02:16:48 PM
Meddy, Off the top of my head I can think of only one other agent who asked to be removed.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Kimmy on February 10, 2010, 04:52:53 PM
PS - Robin Mizell's website says she is only taking queries during June 2010 because she has a lot of fulls to read through.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: antoneri on March 18, 2010, 12:47:32 AM
Have you ever heard of Wlwritersagency.com
They do a lot of advertising on the web but I can't find any info on them.
I just received a reply from them:

Thank you for the information you have provided. I may have something for
you. We have  merged with a book marketing and publishing group and they
have asked us to immediately send them authors that we believe meet their
criteria. I will be forwarding this information to our sister book marketing
company and publisher that likes situations like this (smaller and more
focused), and can move quickly. (Their website is
www.StrategicBookMarketing.com).

This strategic book marketing thing looks like they want to publish your book and then you have to pay a lot of money to promote it yourself. Is that normal in the book publishing business? As you may realize, I'm totally new to this.

Thanks, have a nice day :)
Erika.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: violet on March 18, 2010, 12:54:19 AM
Red flag, Anoneri!

Never pay anyone to publish your book. Query, find an agent, and then they'll do your dealings to get it sold.

 :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 18, 2010, 07:17:54 AM
Hi Antoneri,
WLwritersagency is the premier member of "Writers Beware's Thumbs Down Agency List." They go by many different names, but you can read all about them here http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/thumbs-down-agency/ (http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/thumbs-down-agency/)

You can also see their "Strongly Not Recommended" rating on Preditors & Editors here http://pred-ed.com/pealw.htm (http://pred-ed.com/pealw.htm), a site you should always check before contacting an agent.

And here is a "testimonial" from a QT user right here on our forum http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=369.0 (http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=369.0)

By the way, a warning to everyone. In antoneri's post she said, "They do a lot of advertising..." That alone is a major red flag. Have you ever heard of a legit agency having to do paid advertising? They are swamped with queries without advertising, so why would any have to pay for it? If you see any agency advertising, run away.
Title: Re: New Agents Robin Mizell
Post by: Rhiann on June 14, 2010, 03:12:36 PM
What does P & E mean (is that Predators and Editors)?  She asked me for a full recently.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 15, 2010, 08:06:08 AM
Hi Rhiann and welcome to QT.

Yes, P&E means Preditors & Editors.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Rhiann on June 15, 2010, 11:10:27 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Patrick.  Can you recommend a place to find a good list of questions to ask an agent who offers to represent you?  Yes, I'm jumping the gun (and hopefully not jinxing myself in the process).  It's just that I am the overly prepared/perpetually early type and currently have four agents reviewing my ms.  I know that they may take months to get back to me, and rejection is more likely than an offer given the publishing scene, but I figure I can use that time to educate myself further about the whole process...
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 15, 2010, 11:18:21 AM
Yes, I know of just the thing. The QT blog covered that a while back: http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2009/04/call-part-ii-questions-to-ask.html (http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2009/04/call-part-ii-questions-to-ask.html)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Jim W on August 01, 2010, 05:05:09 PM
I've got another agent you might wish to add.  She keeps an extremely low profile, with almost zero web presence.  She could be doing this deliberately, so I'll just mention her name:  Lynn Seligman.  I won't post her contact information if she's one of those handful of agents who don't want to be on QT, but if she isn't, I've got her in my database and will happily put it up.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on August 01, 2010, 05:14:34 PM
Thanks Jim. I've researched her before but was never able to find out much. Like you said, no web presence. No sales on PM either.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Jim W on August 01, 2010, 05:27:24 PM
Here's that contact info.

Lynn Seligman, Literary Agent
400 Highland Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

She wants mail submissions (no website or email address), and I know she's interested in the detective, fantasy, horror and mystery genres.  Like I said, she seems to be legitmate.  She's listed at P&E without complaints.  I also know she's probably a real agent because she bounced me  :wink:  I believe she's listed in the current Guide to Literary Agents.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MarvaD on September 22, 2010, 10:25:39 AM
New at Dystel/Goderich: MG/YA, former acquisition editor, but wants to branch out.

Name is John Rudolph.
http://www.dystel.com/staff.html
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on September 22, 2010, 12:00:04 PM
Thanks G-Woman. He is now listed.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: mickip on September 22, 2010, 02:36:17 PM
Have you ever heard of Wlwritersagency.com
They do a lot of advertising on the web but I can't find any info on them.
I just received a reply from them:

Thank you for the information you have provided. I may have something for
you. We have  merged with a book marketing and publishing group and they
have asked us to immediately send them authors that we believe meet their
criteria. I will be forwarding this information to our sister book marketing
company and publisher that likes situations like this (smaller and more
focused), and can move quickly. (Their website is
www.StrategicBookMarketing.com).



This strategic book marketing thing looks like they want to publish your book and then you have to pay a lot of money to promote it yourself. Is that normal in the book publishing business? As you may realize, I'm totally new to this.

Thanks, have a nice day :)
Erika.


They advertise on just about every writers website with google.  I contacted a lawyer in Florida who said they have 350 legal claims against this company.  That is Florida alone.  They seem to move around to different counties.  I cannot understand how google or whoever allows them to advertise and con the unsuspecting debut novelists. Really no matter how desperate you are AVOID them.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: yascififantasy on October 28, 2010, 01:42:19 PM
Evan Gregory with Ethan Ellenberg Literary is now agenting.  :clap:
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: yascififantasy on October 28, 2010, 02:32:10 PM
Quote
Evan Gregory with Ethan Ellenberg Literary is now agenting

He also has a Twitter account: http://twitter.com/EvanJGregory

(Go figure that I know that.  ;D)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Jim W on October 31, 2010, 04:42:42 PM
Hey Patrick, got some new information for you on McIntosh & Otis agents...

It's now Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, not Elizabeth Winick; she appears to no longer want fantasy...  :sad:

And Rebecca Strauss' genres now include literary & commercial fiction, chick lit, fantasy, romance, mystery, memoir, humor and pop culture.  You've got some of them up, but not all...

Anyway information is from their website... check it out on the agents page.  (Probably just shot myself in the foot with this one, getting ready to query Strauss...)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: ethers on December 01, 2010, 11:18:51 AM
Hey Patrick! Can we have Rachel Stout from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management added to QT? She's in my private listings. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Molly Z on December 13, 2010, 08:42:42 AM
There's a new associate agent at Movable Type Literary Group.  Brianne Mulligan. 

From Guide To Literary Agents blog:

About Brianne: She was hired as an associate agent in 2010 at Movable Type Literary Group. Mulligan was most recently an associate editor at Razorbill, a young adult/middle grade imprint of Penguin. She began her career on the adult side, first at Random House’s Doubleday Broadway, then at Penguin’s Gotham Books, where she worked on several nonfiction titles that could sit comfortably in the teen section.

She is seeking: high-concept YA and middle grade fiction, along with
select properties for adult readers of commercial fiction and nonfiction.

How to contact: brianne.mulligan@movabletypenyc.com. Put "Query" in the subject line. Send no attachments.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on May 26, 2011, 01:53:10 PM
I noticed Terrie Wolf from AKA Literary is missing. Actually AKA Literary in total is missing, though i think she's the only agent.
As far as i know she's legit, judging by a large thread on AW.

Here's what i know:

http://www.wix.com/sightworx/akaliteraryllc/services#!__submissions (http://www.wix.com/sightworx/akaliteraryllc/services#!__submissions)

genres: All genres of Romance, Graphic Novel, Western, Young Adult, Children's (All Levels), Women's, Multi-Cultural, Empowerment (Things of Faith), and Inspirational.

Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Humor, Memoir, Religion, Music and Nature

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on June 09, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
Karen Grencik and her agency are missing from QT

website: http://www.grencikliterary.com/index.html
Please e-mail one query/submission at a time to info@grencikliterary.com
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: YA_Girl on June 16, 2011, 09:20:15 AM
I just signed with Amy Wilder Drake from the BJ Robbins Literary Agency. From their website:


Amy Wilder Drake, associate
amy.bjrobbinsliterary@gmail.com
Amy is looking for YA, middle grade and women's fiction. She accepts queries as per the guidelines outlined below.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Email queries to BJ Robbins at robbinsliterary@gmail.com.
To Amy Drake at amy.bjrobbinsliterary@gmail.com.
No attachments unless solicited.
Please note that we can only respond to email queries for those projects we wish to pursue.

For mailed submissions:

Fiction: cover letter and first 50 or so pages.
Nonfiction: proposal and one or two sample chapters

We prefer to respond by email, so please include email address in your cover letter. We do not return material but will respond by letter if you include SASE.

We do not represent screenplays, plays, poetry, science fiction, horror, westerns, romance, techno-thrillers, religious tracts, dating books or anything with the word "unicorn" in the title.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: B on September 29, 2011, 08:50:46 PM
Hannah Bowman just announced via Twitter (@hannahnpbowman) and Tumblr (http://hannahbowman.tumblr.com/) that she's accepting queries at Liza Dawson. Not sure if she's new to LD or new altogether, but here's what she's looking for, according to her Tumblr.

I’m interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, but especially: science fiction and fantasy (and all subgenres), high-concept women’s fiction, contemporary and historical romances, cozy mysteries, and young adult books, including sci-fi and fantasy.

Right now I’m not looking for middle grade or picture books.

I love big concepts, powerful voices, and twisty, complex plots, and I’m a sucker for sweet love stories.

What I’m looking for in nonfiction, querying info, etc. will go up later today. For technical reasons I may not be up on the agency website for a few more days, but info will be here.


She's not yet listed on the LD website.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on September 30, 2011, 06:30:26 AM
Thank you, B. She isn't listed on their website yet, though, so I'm gonna wait before adding her to QT. But now I know to watch for her, so thanks again.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: B on December 01, 2011, 11:56:41 AM
Am I right in noting that Kari Stuart of ICM isn't on here? She's one of the agents involved with this year's Baker's Dozen over at MSFV. Anyway, I did a little searching and found her email address - Stuart, Kari <KStuart@icmtalent.com> - and a short bio of interests from a conference with which she was involved.

An hour later, she sent what may have been a form rejection but the last sentence is "But, please feel free to query me in the future if you write anything else." so I think she's open to e-queries. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: jennadanielle on January 31, 2012, 11:28:40 AM
This just popped up on my twitter feed....a new agent!


About Erin: Erin Harris is an agent at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency. She represents (among others): David Yezzi, executive editor of The New Criterion and author of the forthcoming biography ANTHONY HECHT: Poet and the Age (St. Martin’s Press); Rosalie Knecht, the English language translator of Cesar Aira’s THE SEAMSTRESS AND THE WIND (New Directions); Bryan Furuness, author of the forthcoming novel, THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON (Dzanc); and Carla Power, a Times Magazine contributor and former Newsweek correspondent. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at The New School, Erin received her B.A. in English from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), where she was Presidential Fellow of the English Department and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

She is seeking: literary novels with compelling plots and international settings; literary thrillers and mysteries (She’d love to find the next Tana French!); noirs (especially starring headstrong female protagonists); and YA and middle grade novels that transport her to magical places.

How to submit: You can query Erin via email at submissions (at) skolnickagency.com. Your query should include: a description of your manuscript, your contact information, and your author bio. In the author bio, be sure to inform her of any previous publications, awards, professional and/or academic affiliations, and media appearances. In addition, please paste the first 10 pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail. She will not open attachments unless they have been requested.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: mackenzie919 on February 06, 2012, 05:10:14 PM
I haven't seen an entry for Kari either, and she's definitely open to e-queries. I sent her a query via email on 1/26/2012, and just rec'd a partial request (YA horror) on 2/6/2012. Would love to see her included on QueryTracker.

Am I right in noting that Kari Stuart of ICM isn't on here? She's one of the agents involved with this year's Baker's Dozen over at MSFV. Anyway, I did a little searching and found her email address - Stuart, Kari <KStuart@icmtalent.com> - and a short bio of interests from a conference with which she was involved.

An hour later, she sent what may have been a form rejection but the last sentence is "But, please feel free to query me in the future if you write anything else." so I think she's open to e-queries. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: mackenzie919 on February 29, 2012, 09:12:25 PM
Amy Stern is now an assistant agent with the Sheldon Fogelman Agency (as of 2/23/2012).
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: mkassel on March 18, 2012, 10:28:11 PM
I queried Erin Harris at the Irene Skolnick Agency, and received a reply from Miriam Miller, the assistant, who is not listed on QT. Ms. Miller wrote that Erin passed my material (YA) on to her, and she (Miriam) requested the full. A google search wasn't able to turn up much on Miriam Miller (although she does have a bio on the agency website) but I'd say if she's requesting fulls, she's building a list.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: rnpudel on March 20, 2012, 09:57:35 PM
I queried Erin Harris at the Irene Skolnick Agency, and received a reply from Miriam Miller, the assistant, who is not listed on QT. Ms. Miller wrote that Erin passed my material (YA) on to her, and she (Miriam) requested the full. A google search wasn't able to turn up much on Miriam Miller (although she does have a bio on the agency website) but I'd say if she's requesting fulls, she's building a list.

Thanks, I will add her to my list. :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: AnyaHarker on May 01, 2012, 06:47:48 PM
New agent at Mansion Street Literary, Michelle Witte!

http://michellewittebooks.com/agent/submission-guidelines/

And the official agency announcement: http://mansionstreet.com/2012/04/30/agency-announcement-michelle-witte-client-and-agent/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: dlpoet17 on May 06, 2012, 09:04:54 PM
Margaret O'Connor

Innisfree Literary

good track record on PM

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: biff_tannen on June 28, 2012, 05:19:06 AM
Julia Weber

Agency website: http://jaw-litagent.com/home/
Twitter: @jawlitagent

She's based in Germany but reps international authors as well. I'm not sure, but I think it may be a new agency as well. Cheers.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: biff_tannen on June 28, 2012, 05:23:49 AM
Here's another:

Carly Watters
Agency website: http://www.psliterary.com/
Twitter: @carlywatters
Agent blog: http://agentcarlywatters.wordpress.com/

I know she reps YA, not sure what else.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: dlpoet17 on July 19, 2012, 01:29:35 PM
Here's another

Carolyn Jenks
Carolyn Jenks Agency
http://www.carolynjenksagency.com

Seems to rep multiple categories. PM listed sales are mostly children's lit.
Title: Termianted Contract
Post by: Odie on March 21, 2013, 02:46:02 PM
I absolutely will have no intention of bad mouthing this agent. But I think you should be a little aware. I was offered representation by Francine Edelman of Schiavone Literary Agency Around March 21. I tried to ask the standard 7 questions you should ask an agent questions to find out more about her since soooo little is mentioned on their site and clientele list. She told me George Kennedy was her client and the "Agency had several other famous authors. Very evasive. Each question was met with half answers or none. I started to feel a little leary. I was asked to submit ideas for her for putting my work out for PR purposes and that only the Big agencies offered PR packages, theirs did not. Asked the direction she saw taking my career. It was a struggle because there were fax issues EVERY time we faxed she had to be told so she could turn it on, emails consistently not received. Wednesday I received morning an email stating that she was cancelling our contract.!!!!

So, they may be wonderful, but she was extremely vague and didn't answer the simple questions as an author I thought were fairly honest. Have not heard anything negative about this firm, but maybe just be aware.

I was devestated, but as I said, I certainly do not mean disrespect, this is just what happened to me and I'm still kind of lost about it. But I'm trying to pick up my boot straps and start again.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Thayenga on March 26, 2013, 10:31:19 AM
Sorry Patrick! ;D

This is the last one on my list...promise!

The Krista Goering Literary Agency, LLC
http://www.kristagoering.com

The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A404

Lawrence, Kansas 66047 USA

Tel: 785-841-0634

Fax: 785-841-8500

I queried her and got a speedy reject! At least it was speedy. ;D



It says on their website that they're closed to new writers, and that as of January 2013 they will only be working with
those writers who they have under contract.
Too bad.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on May 17, 2013, 10:25:04 AM
Some agents will be put off if you pester them with tons of questions, esp if those answers are readily available on their website. It might seem that you're not paying attention. Of course it's important to check them out to determine if they're a good fit for you, but at the end of the day they're not desperate for your business.

One of my agent mentors has been in the biz about 30 years, and gets an average of 90 queries per day. From that number he accepts maybe 2-3 new clients per year. In the course of his ten-hour workday, he's not going to spend a lot of time proving his credentials.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on June 06, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
all three agents will be bringing all their clients to the new venture. The company's new Web site, www.upstartcrowliterary.com, will be live soon.

This is unusual. Lots of agencies make their agents sign a contract with a non-compete clause, meaning that they can't take their clients with them when they leave. Or they have restrictions, or a waiting period, or something.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: sharpegirl on June 06, 2013, 02:42:15 PM
all three agents will be bringing all their clients to the new venture. The company's new Web site, www.upstartcrowliterary.com, will be live soon.

This is unusual. Lots of agencies make their agents sign a contract with a non-compete clause, meaning that they can't take their clients with them when they leave. Or they have restrictions, or a waiting period, or something.

Every single client I know whose agent has moved agencies has been given the option to go with the agent or stay with the agency. Not very uncommon at all.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Tabris on June 06, 2013, 03:15:57 PM
all three agents will be bringing all their clients to the new venture. The company's new Web site, www.upstartcrowliterary.com, will be live soon.

This is unusual. Lots of agencies make their agents sign a contract with a non-compete clause, meaning that they can't take their clients with them when they leave. Or they have restrictions, or a waiting period, or something.

Every single client I know whose agent has moved agencies has been given the option to go with the agent or stay with the agency. Not very uncommon at all.

Me too. In fact, my contract specifies that if my agent leaves the agency, I have the option of terminating my contract immediately to follow. (Both of them. Since I followed her from her first agency to the current one.)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on June 06, 2013, 03:18:42 PM
In fact, my contract specifies that if my agent leaves the agency, I have the option of terminating my contract immediately to follow.

Most agency contracts I've seen allow the client to leave for ANY reason, with 30 days notice or less.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on June 06, 2013, 03:40:26 PM
all three agents will be bringing all their clients to the new venture. The company's new Web site, www.upstartcrowliterary.com, will be live soon.

This is unusual. Lots of agencies make their agents sign a contract with a non-compete clause, meaning that they can't take their clients with them when they leave. Or they have restrictions, or a waiting period, or something.

Every single client I know whose agent has moved agencies has been given the option to go with the agent or stay with the agency. Not very uncommon at all.

Yep, me too. And i personally know quite a few peeps who have gone with their agent. Definitely not uncommon
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Tabris on June 06, 2013, 03:46:22 PM
In fact, my contract specifies that if my agent leaves the agency, I have the option of terminating my contract immediately to follow.

Most agency contracts I've seen allow the client to leave for ANY reason, with 30 days notice or less.
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Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: jpepper on September 04, 2013, 12:51:14 PM
I recently queried a new agent at Stobbe Literary Agency named Sally Apokedak.
Her website: http://www.sally-apokedak.com/
Her email: missions@sally-apokedak.com
The agency website: http://stobbeliterary.com/

Leslie H. Stobbe Agency
 300 Doubleday Road
 Tryon, NC 28782
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Tabris on September 04, 2013, 12:57:12 PM
I recently queried a new agent at Stobbe Literary Agency named Sally Apokedak.
Her website: http://www.sally-apokedak.com/
Her email: missions@sally-apokedak.com
The agency website: http://stobbeliterary.com/

Leslie H. Stobbe Agency
 300 Doubleday Road
 Tryon, NC 28782


Hah! I know her! THat's so funny. :-)  I had no idea she was working now with Les Stobbe.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: HeatherK on October 10, 2013, 01:41:10 PM
Clelia Gore was recently announced as a new agent with Martin Literary Management, representing children's fiction and nonfiction. Clelia@MartinLiteraryManagement.com

Sharlene Martin, the head agent there, reps some major adult nonfiction books.  I couldn't find either on QT. Sharlene@MartinLiteraryManagement.com

The only take e-queries; they are a "green" office.

http://www.martinliterarymanagement.com/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on October 10, 2013, 02:17:09 PM
I'm betting they're not on QT because they had a "Not Recommeded" rating on P&E.

There's more info about that here: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41763&page=5 (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41763&page=5)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MookyMcD on October 10, 2013, 02:41:23 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that this person --whose first and only post is about two agents from the same literary agency, which appears to employ some suspect practices, and who gratuitously includes a link to the agency website and e-mail addresses for the agents-- may be related to said agency. The combination of those factors with the "hey guys" post that tactfully omits said relationship makes me think this is a pretty shady post. Which is to say a pretty shady agency.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: HeatherK on October 10, 2013, 07:53:38 PM
Hi, let me introduce myself. I'm Heather. Here's my twitter: https://twitter.com/HKaczynski

I'm a twenty-four year old querying writer who recently queried Clelia Gore after hearing about her via Twitter. I couldn't find her in QT, so I came here to see if I could find more information about them. I've been a premium member of QT for a few months, but only just started to avail myself of the forums here. (My QT username: hckaczyn) Apologies if I didn't follow accepted protocol.

Apparently I've missed some important info regarding this agency, so it looks like I need to do more research somewhere else.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: DrCarter2001 on December 23, 2013, 11:25:30 AM
There actually was an announcement by Chuck Sambuchino about Celia Gore back on Nov 25:  http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/literary-agent-alert-clelia-gore-of-martin-literary-management

Looks like she only wants new adult and picture books, though.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 23, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
This agency's "not recommended" rating on P&E keeps them from being listed on QueryTracker.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: alexatd on December 23, 2013, 09:45:01 PM
In no way meaning to be difficult, but out of curiosity I looked up Martin Literary Agency on Predators & Editors and I don't see them as not being recommended? I did see on Absolute Write that they used to not be recommend but that was changed in 2012. Of course, QT has every right to keep them as not recommend, just wanted to check if that's the case! For my own edification :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: bodwen on December 23, 2013, 09:56:41 PM
I can't speak for QT, but I looked and they have a minimum $2,500 commission, which isn't disclosed on their webpage.  It is on their contract.  Which they expect you to sign and return within 48 hours.  Big red flags for me.  The agent deserves to be paid for her work first and the author gets whatever's left over?  Um, no.

Of course, I'm just going by what's on AW, but one thing I've learned with agents: where there's smoke, there's fire.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 23, 2013, 10:01:31 PM
Thanks alexatd. I didn't realize P&E had upgraded their rating. I'll have to reinvestigate them.

And thank you, too, bodwen. I'll check that out as well.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: TerryRodgers on January 12, 2014, 08:07:18 PM
Hi Patrick. Can you please look into the following agent and agency? Thank you.

Reneè C. Fountain
Gandolfo Helin Literary Management
Title: Web page announcing new agents and their interests
Post by: Brachistochrone on February 16, 2014, 10:11:37 AM
Link:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-agency-alerts

This web page gives a little background on each agent and what sort of books they're interested in representing.

I don't know whether any of these agents are already in the QueryTracker database, but writers can check.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Blatherskite on May 27, 2014, 08:06:04 AM
Any information on Matt Latimer, Keith Urbahn, or their agency, Javelin? Not in QT, I can't find anything on AW. The site, http://javelindc.com/ (http://javelindc.com/), makes it look more like a PR operation than a literary/media agency. Latimer's background seems to be political speechwriter. However, Locus reports that Latimer and Urbahn just sold a novel to Permuted Press, Elise Walters' Tentyrian Legacy.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Blatherskite on May 28, 2014, 07:17:21 AM
DiGa Vision, described by Locus as a 'packager'. According to Wikipedia, "DiGa is an independent production studio co-founded by former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley on January 1, 2011.[1] DiGa creates, develops and produces prime-time cable and network reality and scripted television programming, feature films and digital content..." The Wikipedia entry reads suspiciously as though it were written by an employee of DiGa.  :eek:

Looks like they've started doing books. Locus says DiGa sold Chandler Baker's Teen Frankenstein, "first in the High School Horror Story series", to Feiwei & Friends. Feiwei is a subsidiary of Macmillan.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Blatherskite on May 29, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
Not a new agent, but one for which information perhaps needs to be changed. For Kuhn Projects, only Graphic Novels are listed under Fiction. However, their website says, "We also take on a limited number of literary fiction, commercial nonfiction, women’s fiction, and some young adult." A number of adult and YA/Children's authors and their novels are listed on the website.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Blatherskite on June 04, 2014, 11:09:34 AM
Heather Alexander is a new agent at Pippin Properties, but not in QT yet. She's on Pippin's website. She was formerly an editor at Penguin.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 04, 2014, 06:56:44 PM
Thanks Blatherskite.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Missus Braidyhead on September 17, 2014, 04:44:24 PM
Brent Taylor has just announced he joined TriadaUS. Here's the Twitter link to his announcement: https://twitter.com/NaughtyBrent/status/512348611439362048
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: rumhoney on February 11, 2015, 05:46:16 PM
Claudia Ballard isn't listed, but she's been at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment for a couple of years now.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on February 12, 2015, 07:46:24 AM
Thanks rumhoney. If only their website would give out some actual information. I'll have to see if I can track down her info elsewhere.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: rumhoney on February 13, 2015, 02:54:31 PM
It's in Publishers Marketplace:

Claudia Ballard
Agent
William Morris Endeavor
212-903-1198
cmb@wmeentertainment.com 1325 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10019
 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: kateran8 on April 27, 2015, 07:04:15 AM
Saw this weekend on Twitter that FinePrint has a new agent, Penny Moore. She's not on their site yet, but I pieced together some guidelines between her Twitter profile and the Writer's Digest Agents & Editors page on their conference site. I hope FinePrint will add her to their site soon!

Here's what I found:

https://twitter.com/precociouspenny

http://www.writersdigestconference.com/index.php/agents-editors
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on April 27, 2015, 07:28:08 AM
Thanks Kateran. She should be showing up on their site soon. FinePrint is usually pretty good at that.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: W.E.Kelpie on May 20, 2015, 05:29:35 PM
Looks like BookEnds Literary has just announced a new agent, Moe Ferrara. It says she's especially interested in SF and fantasy for adults, YA and MG, but not picture books. Also romance, and she's interested in books with LGBTQ characters. Says no specifically to cozy mysteries, women's fiction or nonfiction at this time.

http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2015/05/meet-moe-ferrara-newest-bookends-agent.html (http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2015/05/meet-moe-ferrara-newest-bookends-agent.html)

http://www.bookends-inc.com/about_us.html (http://www.bookends-inc.com/about_us.html)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 20, 2015, 08:29:49 PM
Thank you, W.E., she's now listed on QueryTracker.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: bswb97 on June 20, 2015, 01:16:28 PM
Looks like a bunch of Australian agents were just added. Anyone know if they focus just on their own territory?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: jcalz216 on June 24, 2015, 10:43:00 AM
Hi there.

I'm not sure if she's announced it anywhere, but Duvall Osteen--Nicole Aragi's assistant since 2012--has begun taking on clients of her own.

Here's one such client: http://www.annedoten.com/

...as well as her profile on Bindercon's website: http://bindercon.com/events/speed-pitching/?sheet_id=7

Hope that helps.

- jcalz216
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: newbee on September 25, 2015, 03:00:32 PM
Hi Patrick, Curious why Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Agency not on QT. In PublishersMarketplace Dealmaker Rankings (selected) she's listed as #1 in Fiction: Mystery/Crime and #2 in Digital: Fiction: Mystery/Crime. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on September 26, 2015, 03:36:19 PM
Hi Newbee,
She has been added at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=5320

Thank you.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: newbee on September 26, 2015, 04:26:55 PM
Hi Newbee,
She has been added at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=5320

Thank you.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Rain Girl on February 01, 2016, 01:59:07 AM
Writers Digest just posted about new agent alert for Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-literary-agent-alert-stephanie-fretwell-hill-of-red-fox-literary
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on February 01, 2016, 12:22:52 PM
Thanks, Rain girl. She's been added at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=7467
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: fornickels on February 23, 2016, 03:55:52 PM
RO Literary
http://www.roliterary.com/
Sandra O'Donnell
Laura Rothschild

I queried Sandra and received a very personalized and encouraging response.  Even gave me some tips on my query.
But they loved it!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: alexatd on March 04, 2016, 05:17:20 PM
Danielle Barthel of New Leaf Literary is now an Associate Agent: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-literary-agent-alert-danielle-barthel-of-new-leaf-literary-media
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 04, 2016, 07:38:02 PM
Just listed her at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=7562 (https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=7562)

Thanks alexatd.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: riseholme on March 18, 2016, 08:50:36 AM
Amber Caraveo and Joanna Moult of Skylark should be on here. They're a British children's agency and only accept fulls.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: B on December 06, 2016, 12:42:32 AM
Hillary Jacobson of ICM Partners, previously interned with Janklow & Nesbit (with Alexandra Machinist who is now a partner at ICM).
https://twitter.com/hillaryjacobson
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Kimberly- on December 06, 2016, 01:43:33 PM
Also want to see if Dorian Maffei can be added - she's a junior agent at Kimberley Cameron - it doesn't specify this on the main agency website but does on her twitter and also on another site of theirs called Reputation Books.  She requested MSs during the recent PitMad the other day.

http://reputationbooksllc.com/reputation-books-team/
https://twitter.com/DorianMaffei?lang=en

Thank you.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: SarahRWriter27 on December 13, 2016, 11:22:57 AM
I don't see Metamorphosis Literary Agency on QueryTracker; can you add it?

http://www.metamorphosisliteraryagency.com/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 13, 2016, 12:06:29 PM
B,
I'm afraid the ICM website is so bare that it is very difficult to confirm any information about their agents. But I'll see what I can find out. Can't promise anything though.


Kimberly,
Dorian isn't listed on the Kimberly Cameron website. Until she is I can't list her on QueryTracker.


SarahRowlandsWriter,
Metamorphosis doesn't meet our listing criteria, which requires at least two sales on Publisher's Marketplace.

There is a thread about them at Absolute Write that you might find interesting: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?319178 (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?319178)

---

If you're a premium member, you can list any agent you want as a "Private" listing. Which means only you can see it.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: SarahRWriter27 on December 13, 2016, 12:12:25 PM
Thanks, Patrick!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: SarahRWriter27 on December 14, 2016, 08:59:41 AM
Patrick -- what about Rising Bear Literary Agency?: http://risingbear.com/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 14, 2016, 10:41:03 AM
SarahRowlandsWriter,
No red flags jump out at me. I'll dig a little more, but so far they look like they'll qualify for listing.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 14, 2016, 06:56:59 PM
Rising Bear has been added at querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=8202 (http://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=8202)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: SarahRWriter27 on December 15, 2016, 07:36:32 AM
Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: SarahRWriter27 on December 15, 2016, 07:38:53 AM
Here's another one I don't see anywhere on QT:

http://www.goldenwheatliterary.net/

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 15, 2016, 08:59:56 AM
SarahRowlandsWriter,
Though I can't find anything negative about them, they still don't qualify due to not enough reported sales. I'll keep an eye on them and see what happens.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on January 10, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
There are thousands of deals made every day of the week, and only a tiny percentage (about 20-30 per day) get reported to Publishers Marketplace. For agents who make a lot of deals, it's a lot of work and it does nothing for their business. The lack of a record there is neither good nor bad.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on January 10, 2017, 06:17:41 PM
Very true, Wordwise; not all sales are reported to PM. I admit, it's not a perfect system, but I have to use something as a guide. I wish there was something better, but that's the best I've found so far.

I feel obligated to always play it safe, which means there are some legitimate or new agents that don't get listed. It's unfortunate. Eventually, though, most will make it onto the list.

Some other markers used are complaints posted on P&E, Absolute Write, or Writer's Beware.

Also, AAR membership is an automatic approval.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Kimberly- on January 11, 2017, 01:00:21 PM
I love and appreciate that you are super careful in who you list since I rely heavily on QueryTracker to find agents, so thank you Patrick!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on January 11, 2017, 03:50:17 PM
Could I interest you in a different way to vet agents?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on January 11, 2017, 04:02:22 PM
I'm always open to suggestions.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Wordwise on January 11, 2017, 04:22:13 PM
Writer's Digest announces new agents every week. Many (maybe most) of them work for a known agency, and under the supervision of known individual agents. If you trust Mr. Big, it shouldn't be a stretch to trust Ms. New Agent in his office. Plus, you'll know that Ms. New Agent is actively seeking new clients. (Mr. Big probably isn't.)

Many new agents are semi-retired editors from Big Five houses. They might be new as agents, but they have decades of experience in the biz. And, of course, inside connections all over the place. If you wait for them to post their deals on PM, it might be a while, if ever.

And of course, personal connections at conferences. Those events don't pay jack to the agents, so their only real motivation for being there, is to scout for new talent.

The more you network in the biz, the more you'll know who to trust. And this is not the kind of thing that you can do from home. Emails and phone calls only get you so far.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on January 11, 2017, 04:33:50 PM
I already take into account new agents at already-listed agencies. The assumption being, as you said, they are working under the supervision of an established agent.

But I have seen editors, with decades of experience, try their hands at agenting and fail. So, knowing how to edit a book doesn't mean they know how to sell one. Which means they must meet the same qualifications as any other new agent to be listed.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Tabris on January 11, 2017, 05:05:54 PM
You've really thought this through, Patrick. It's such an amazing thing you've done for writers.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on January 11, 2017, 05:14:11 PM
Thank you, Jane. It's very nice of you to say.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: skribbler on January 23, 2017, 01:34:43 PM
Hi, Patrick.

I'd found the Riggs Agency a couple of weeks ago and suggested them to be listed, but haven't seen them go up yet. I assume it's because of one of these things mentioned above? Probably zero or very few sales on PW, etc?

Rob
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Speckle on March 03, 2017, 06:12:15 AM
Hello Patrick, Thanks for being so careful and thorough. I'm a real fan of QT!

How about: Suzannah Bentley from Janklow and Nesbit, I found her on MSWL:

http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/suzannah-bentley/


Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 04, 2017, 04:24:59 PM
Thanks Speckle.

She isn't listed on their website yet, so I'm gonna have to hold off. I'll keep an eye out for her, though.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Speckle on March 06, 2017, 05:19:23 AM
I hear you!

Another possible agent:

Daniel Kirschen of ICM: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/DKirschen/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Adam on April 28, 2017, 09:29:16 PM
Thanks Speckle.

She isn't listed on their website yet, so I'm gonna have to hold off. I'll keep an eye out for her, though.

In any event, the email you'd send would go to janklow.com servers, the same as their other agents. 
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: DrBob on May 26, 2017, 06:14:27 AM
Eric Lupfer, of Fletcher & Co.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on May 27, 2017, 09:09:41 AM
Hi Bob,
Eric Lupfer is now listed at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=8585.

Thank you.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: adaptation on July 31, 2017, 07:45:57 PM
SarahRowlandsWriter,
Metamorphosis doesn't meet our listing criteria, which requires at least two sales on Publisher's Marketplace.

Is this still the case?
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on August 01, 2017, 08:23:05 AM
Hi Adaptation. Yes, that is still the case.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: koji on September 05, 2017, 02:25:50 PM
I am unable to find Chad Luibl on the list. On MSWL it says he is with Janklow and Nesbit, but I don't see his profile on their page, so I am wondering if he is just gone from the game in general or what.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on September 05, 2017, 03:20:34 PM
Hi Koji,
His name has come up a few times now, usually due to his MSWL listing. But he has not yet been listed on their agency website so I've been hesitant to list him on QueryTracker.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MSM on December 05, 2017, 10:10:06 AM
Hi Patrick,

Is it possible to add Caroline Eisenmann, an associate agent at Frances Goldin? She's listed on the website (https://goldinlit.com/agents/).

Thanks!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on December 06, 2017, 09:44:49 AM
Hi MSM,
She's already listed. You'll find her profile at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=8688 (https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=8688)

You may have had some filters set which were hiding her.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: MSM on December 07, 2017, 09:00:33 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: miawinter on January 06, 2018, 08:36:19 PM
Looks like there's another literary assistant at Inkwell taking on their own clients, Claire Draper!

http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/claire-draper/

http://inkwellmanagement.com/staff/claire-draper

https://twitter.com/draper_claire
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on January 10, 2018, 10:27:01 AM
Hi Mia,
I try to avoid adding assistants. They tend to come and go, and are usually working with an agent who can be queried directly.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Seilann on January 15, 2018, 08:48:16 PM
I'm not finding Natalie Grazian, listed as an associate agent with Martin Literary.

http://martinliterarymanagement.com/
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: miawinter on January 19, 2018, 03:47:36 PM
Hi Mia,
I try to avoid adding assistants. They tend to come and go, and are usually working with an agent who can be queried directly.

Gotcha! Claire requested my full today when I asked specifically if she was building her own list, but I understand if that doesn't change things.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: DNE44 on March 17, 2018, 06:04:37 PM
I don't see Kieryn Ziegler from Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.  (https://www.dystel.com/kieryn-ziegler)

She is listed under the "Meet Our Agents" tab on their website.

Thank you!
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on March 19, 2018, 04:56:54 PM
DNE44, she's been added at https://querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=9280.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Victoria Jayne on June 04, 2018, 03:52:17 PM
Victress Literary is not on here. I have attempted to add them but not sure if they don't mean some criteria. But according to Twitter they are signing people.

http://www.victressliterary.com/

Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on June 04, 2018, 08:55:31 PM
Thanks Kerfuffle. I'm aware of them, but they're just too new to list at this time. New agencies pop up often, and sometimes disappear again just as fast. So I like to wait until they've proven themselves by selling a few books first. I'll keep an eye on them.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Victoria Jayne on June 05, 2018, 02:36:25 PM
Thanks Kerfuffle. I'm aware of them, but they're just too new to list at this time. New agencies pop up often, and sometimes disappear again just as fast. So I like to wait until they've proven themselves by selling a few books first. I'll keep an eye on them.

understood! Thank you for the quick turn around.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Marysia on August 13, 2019, 01:05:51 AM
SarahRowlandsWriter,
Metamorphosis doesn't meet our listing criteria, which requires at least two sales on Publisher's Marketplace.

Is this still the case?

How about now, in 2019? :)
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: Patrick on August 13, 2019, 11:46:52 AM
Metamorphosis is now listed. I believe they've been listed for several months now, maybe longer.
Title: Re: New Agents
Post by: eroux on May 14, 2020, 03:31:11 PM
How about Howland Literary? https://howlandliterary.com/ I can't find either agent, Cassie Mannes Murray or Carrie Howland, in the database.