Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Justine Wenger joins Emma Sweeney Agency
Justine Wenger is a new junior agent with the Emma Sweeney Agency. Justine graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. Note: New agents are always in need of authors.
Justine is seeking literary fiction, short story collections, and food-related non-fiction. “I'm looking for stories that are well-written with surprising, yet simple craft and driving characters,” she says. "I am also a fiction and poetry reader for BOMB Magazine and OPEN CITY, which is a good example for the style of fiction I would like to acquire."
Submit queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paste your cover letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of your message. No attachments. Do address your query to a specific person -- letters addressed "Dear Agent" are often left unread. Put "Query for Justine" or “Query for Emma Sweeney” in the subject line.
Full submission guidelines: http://www.emmasweeneyagency.com/contact.html
Photo: Cover of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, an author represtented by Emma Sweeney.
Note: For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.