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Gwendolyn Heasley

| December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Gwendolyn Heasley, a literary agent at Artists and Artisans, is also the author of the upcoming YA novel, Confessions of a Teenage Recessionista, which will be published by HarperCollins. She earned her B.A. from Davidson College in North Carolina, and her Master’s degree in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia where she wrote her thesis on why women read Us Weekly. In the past, she has sold greeting cards and taught creative writing to young adults. She’s actively seeking authors of Young Adult manuscripts of all genres, specifically manuscripts that have a sharp voice and vivid settings. In addition to a query letter, please paste the first chapter into the body of the email. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Scott Hoffman

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Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! A refugee from the world of politics, Scott Hoffman is one of the founding partners of Folio Literary Management, LLC. Prior to starting Folio, Scott was at PMA Literary and Film Management, Inc. He has served as Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of SEARAC (the only nationwide advocacy agency for Southeast Asian-Americans), a Board Member of Fill Their Shelves, Inc. (a charitable foundation that provides books to children in sub-Saharan Africa) and a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Associates Steering Committee. Before entering the world of publishing, he was one of the founding partners of Janus-Merritt Strategies, a Washington, DC strategic consulting firm. He holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a BA from the College of William and Mary. share: Digg this post Recommend on

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Jenny Bent

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In a career spanning 15 years, I have made a practice of making bestsellers – either by spotting new talent or developing careers for multi-published authors. My list is varied and includes commercial fiction and nonfiction, literary fiction and memoir. All the books I represent speak to the heart in some way: they are linked by genuine emotion, inspiration and great writing and story-telling. I was born in New York City but grew up in Harrisonburg Virginia in a house full of books where I spent many lazy afternoons reading in a sunny window seat. I went on to England to get a BA/MA with first class honors from Cambridge University. After graduation I worked in magazines, bookselling and agenting, most recently at Trident Media Group, before founding THE BENT AGENCY in 2009. I now live in Brooklyn in an apartment full of books and while there are not quite

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Alanna Ramirez

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Alanna Ramirez began her publishing career in the editorial department at the Berkley Publishing Group and later went to the publicity department at HarperCollins before coming to Trident Media Group to work with Ellen Levine. At Trident, Alanna has also been the audio rights Agent and worked directly under Chairman Robert Gottlieb. Alanna has had the privilege of working with such esteemed authors as Christopher Andersen, Russell Banks, Debra Ollivier, Peter Orner, Mary Morris, and T. Jefferson Parker. She has sold book excerpts, short stories, and essays to BOMB, Granta, Harper’s, Ladies Home Journal, Ninth Letter, A Public Space, Salon, Slate, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Her interests include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, pop culture, food and wine, and lifestyle books. Clients include Caprice Crane, Rosalyn Hoffman, Nathaniel Lande, Ian Mount, James L. Thane, and Alex Yates. She holds a B.A. in History and Journalism from Rutgers University.

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Kirsten Neuhaus

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Kirsten Neuhaus serves as Foundry Literary + Media’s Foreign Rights Director for Adult Books, and also develops her own list of authors. On the foreign side, Kirsten’s daily work draws on more than a decade of foreign sales experience at the highest levels of international publishing. She began her foreign rights career at the Elaine Markson Agency, and then joined Sanford J Greenburger Associates, where she helped Foundry co-founder Peter McGuigan develop the foreign publishing careers of authors such as Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks. Kirsten served as foreign rights director at Vigliano Associates before re-joining Peter at Foundry. Kirsten is a veteran of adult translation rights fairs such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and BookExpo America in New York, and works tirelessly to ensure that Foundry authors enjoy the most profitable and enjoyable international publishing career. As a domestic agent, Kirsten seeks narrative and advice-driven non-fiction,

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Tamar Rydzinski

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Tamar Rydzinski worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates prior to joining the Laura Dail Literary Agency. She graduated from Yeshiva University in 2003 with a major in literature and a minor in business. Tamar is not interested in prescriptive/practical non-fiction, humor, coffee table books or children’s books (meaning anything younger than YA). She is interested in everything else that is well-written and has great characters, including graphic novels. A fantastic query letter is essential – “you need to make me want to read your book, and be excited to read it,” she says, “with those first couple of paragraphs.” share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Blair Hewes

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Blair Hewes (Dunham Literary, Inc.) is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and serves on their Program Committee. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She looks for literary and commercial fiction as a well as narrative non-fiction for children and adults. For middle-graders, young adults, and even adults, she believes it is important to provide books for both the reader actively looking to expand his or her mind and the one who simply wants to be caught up in a good story. When both aims are accomplished in one book it is truly exciting. She is also interested in non-fiction books on pop-culture, historical figures, lifestyle, and women’s issues. She is not interested in political thrillers, medical thrillers, or horror. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Molly Jaffa

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Wondering which books this agent fell in love with recently and sold? CLICK HERE to find out! Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management has been working closely with Folio authors’ projects since 2008, and is now aggressively and selectively building her list of clients. In addition to agenting, Molly utilizes her editorial background, previous work experience in the e-publishing industry, and intimate knowledge of the Folio list in her position as Director of International Rights. She actively pursues sales of international and audio rights and attends all major international book fairs, helping Folio clients’ books reach wide audiences in as many formats as possible. Molly is an avid reader, and when she’s not devouring manuscripts, she can usually be found camped out in the aisles of her local bookstore (until they kick her out at closing time). Her clients include Lana Krumwiede (FREAKLING, Candlewick, October 2012), Pamela Jane (LITTLE GOBLINS TEN, Balzer

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Joe Veltre

| December 2nd, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Joseph (Joe) is the owner of The Veltre Company, a New York City based Literary Management and Production company. He has worked in both the film and publishing industries. In film, he worked at Miramax, serving dual roles as director of development for Miramax Films and editor-at-large for Miramax Books. In publishing, his career began at St. Martin’s Press, as senior editor overseeing several imprints, including the Minotaur/Dead Letter Mystery program, publishing authors such as Ian Rankin and S.J. Rozan. He then worked as senior editor at HarperCollins, editing high quality non-fiction, working with business writers, journalists and academics, including Dr. Richard S. Tedlow and John Heilemann. Before starting his own company, Veltre also worked as a literary agent and foreign and film rights director for a prominent Literary Agency, Carlisle & Company (now part of InkWell Management). There he worked with a wide range of authors including Antonio Damasio

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Natanya Wheeler

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Natanya Wheeler of Nancy Yost Literary Agency is particularly interested in literary fiction that touches on current events or multicultural issues; family sagas; dark and edgy thrillers with a great new hook, moody mysteries and cozy mysteries.  She loves to find new writers and does not shy away from debut talent. For nonfiction, Natanya would love to find authors with strong platforms who write in the areas of nature, especially birds, women’s issues, alternative lifestyles, green living and food. share: Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

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