Cris Freese does an exceptional job of sharing great posts on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. I especially love the new literary agent alerts. These are the agents who are typically most receptive to working with new writers. Here are four Cris has spotlighted recently.
2018 Writer’s Digest Online Conference for Novelists!
Get 2018 started right with the first ever Writer’s Digest online conference for all novelists. With award-winning and bestselling novelists teaching courses and literary agents providing personalized query critiques, this conference is the ultimate jump start to a successful 2018–all without leaving the comfort of your home.
Attendees will have access to the following presentations:
- Talking the Talk: Writing Remarkable Dialogue
- The Pillars of Perfect Structure
- The First 100 Pages: How to Get a Book Up and Breathing
- Harnessing Setting: Beyond Painting the Scene
- And more!
Michelle S. Lazurek is an Associate Literary Agent at WordWise Media Services. As the author of nine books and a frequent speaker for writers’ conferences, Michelle has long enjoyed a passion for the written word. When not occupied with literary pursuits, you can find her sipping a hot latte at Starbucks, reading a good book, or collecting records from the 1980s and 90s. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and a crazy dog. Michelle is interested in representing Christian nonfiction works for adults, and picture books for children.
Kimberly Jago, owner/partner of Jago Ciro Entertainment, has been a talent manager for more years than she cares to admit. For many of those years, Kimberly served on the Board of Directors of the Talent Managers Association (TMA), and was the first elected East Coast based Vice President in the 50+ year history of the TMA. Although no longer with the TMA, Kimberly now shares her experience and perspective as a member Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA). Always having been a avid reader, Kimberly was thrilled when approached to represent a UK based published author, and quickly established a literary division with her company. Kimberly prefers books with strong voices, rich landscapes, and an air of the mysterious and fantastic geared towards young adults.
Adrienne has spent the entirety of her career on the agency side of publishing and joined Stonesong in September 2017. She has an extensive background in subsidiary rights and takes on projects with an eye for both domestic and international rights. Prior to joining Stonesong, she was the Literary Director for Leibo Management, an LA based production company, and the Director of Subsidiary Rights for Nancy Yost Literary. She is seeking adult and children’s fiction, as well as select nonfiction in the areas of pop-science, business, and the occasional quirky history. In both adult and children’s fiction, she is looking for contemporary, mystery, historical, thriller, fantasy, and anything with a wickedly dark sense of humor. She’s also been known to have a soft spot for Southern Gothics. She’s especially drawn to multicultural fiction as well as lgbtq+ works. She is keen to work on projects that focus on marginalized people and people from atypical walks of life. She loves a story that makes her think differently.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He edits the Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market books, writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, maintains the Poetic Asides blog, co-hosts a podcast for writers with Brian A. Klems, speaks at conferences, leads online webinars and tutorials, and so much more.
Robert is also the author of Solving the World’s Problems, a poetry collection published by Press 53. A former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, he’s been a featured poet across the country at poetry events in Austin, Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, and more.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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