Two New Hires & A New Children's Book Freelance Business (run by a former agent!!)
Rachel Horowitz has joined The Bent Agency as a literary agent.
Fiction: Commercial and accessible Literary Children’s Fiction; Select Commercial Women’s Fiction
Nonfiction: YA Memoir
"I’m looking for well-crafted middle-grade stories that have heart, humor and adventure, and for YA, romance with an authentic voice, and stories that reflect what teens are grappling with today--girl power, body image, family dynamics, race relations. I’m also looking for memoirs and fiction that feature a teen protagonist and can even be read by adults...I love to laugh out loud--if your story can mix pathos with humor, if it’s beautifully told and cinematic, and if I can think of five people that should read it right now--we could be a great team."
Cassie Hanjian has joined DeFiore and Company as a literary agent
Fiction: select projects in Commercial Fiction and Romance
Nonfiction: Prescriptive Nonfiction, particular focus on Mind/Body/Spirit, Health and Wellness, Self-Help, Inspiration, and Christian interest titles
In other agent news... former literary agent Alli Brydon now has a business called Alli Brydon Creative
Alli Brydon Creative is an independent children's book editing and writing business. Among others, you'll find the following services:
All levels of editing
Critique of submission materials
Coaching in the writing of picture books
"Services For Publishers, Authors, Illustrators, and Other Professionals"
Contact Alli via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project and ask about rates.
Drop everything and submit to this ONE thing...
V International Flash Fiction Competition: Sponsored by César Egido Serrano Foundation—Submissions due Thursday, November 23 (Flash Fiction, $$BIG$$)
What: 100 words micro-fiction, original and unpublished in Spanish, English, Arabic, or Hebrew from any country. No restrictions on subject or genre.
Entry Fee: $0
Prizes: Winner: $20,000 (USD), 3 runners-up and each one gets $1000
"Keeping in mind the Foundation´s ethos, which is that the word is the tool of coexistence between different cultures, religions and ideologies, the V Edition of competition is open, under the motto: The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religions.”
some Adult Fiction, some NONFICTION (yay!), and some YA
Danielle Bukowski, Rights & Reader at Sterling Lord Literistic
Danielle feels all caught up and she is down for something "uplifting and charming." However, please no "Young Adult, historical, or white savior narratives." Source Tweet
Fiction: Upmarket Women’s Fiction, smart Commercial Fiction, and Literary Fiction
"She is particularly interested in stories from marginalized voices and narratives that balance plot and voice."
Follow Danielle @dani_bukie.
Curtis Russell, President and Principal Agent at P.S. Literary
Curtis is looking for some good Nonfiction (FINALLY, folks!) in"History, Business, Politics, Current Affairs, & Memoir." Source Tweet
Fiction: Literary, Commercial, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books
Nonfiction: Business, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Memoir, Health, Wellness, Sports, Humor, Pop Culture, Pop Science, and Pop Psychology.
Follow Curtis on Twitter @CurtisPSLA.
Lindsay Mealing, Junior Agent at Emerald City Literary Agency
Lindsay's going back in time: "Gilded Age! Adult fantasy or any genre YA. I adore this age and would love to see Gilded Age stories." Source Tweet ALSO: Lindsay is closed to queries from DEC 1, 2017-JAN 31, 2018, so get those queries in now!
Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Romance
Young Adult Fiction: (note: NO Middle Grade) all genres – Contemporary, Fantasy, Horror, Romance – anything!
"I am on the hunt for fantastic YA romance right now! I would particularly love a f/f romance, but am definitely open to anything. Send me your romance!"
Follow Lindsay on Twitter @lindsaymealing.
This past week we featured some of our favorite curators of #pubtip content on our Twitterfeed @freelancingrads. A few more we love to visit include:
- Aerogramme Writers’ Studio: "publishes news and resources for both emerging and established writers." We found the awesome contest for this week through an announcement on their website: https://www.aerogrammestudio.com/
- The News Pages: "news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more." Scroll through current calls for submissions here: https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions
- And just because we all love to dream... here is Susan Shain's new post on Write Life entitled: "37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2018." If any of you get to go on one of these, please let us know how awesome it was!!