Thursday, April 29, 2010
Taylor Martindale joins Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
1155 Camino del Mar, PMB 515
Del Mar, CA 92014 U.S.A
Before joining the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency in 2009, Taylor Martindale was the submissions coordinator at Bliss Literary Agency, Intl. As a new agent, Taylor needs authors.
She is seeking young adult fiction, specifically contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice. Taylor is also interested in commercial fiction, women’s fiction, and multicultural fiction. She is looking for engaging and unforgettable characters and stories that stay with you long after you turn the final page. You can read an interview with Taylor on "GotYA" here.
Taylor isn't the only agent at the Dijkstra agency who's hungry for clients. Check out the others too: http://www.dijkstraagency.com/meet-the-agents.html and query the agent who seems like the best fit for you.
Submissions: "We will continue to welcome unsolicited, hardcopy submissions with open arms, and we shall read each and every submission we receive. Authors whose work interests us can expect a response within 8 weeks of submitting your manuscript or proposal." But note - if they're not interested in your work, they don't respond at all. No email submissions.
For fiction, mail a query/cover letter, a 1- or 2-page synopsis, and a sample of your manuscript (no more than the first 50 pages, double spaced, single sided, and unbound).
For non-fiction, mail a proposal (an overview, a detailed chapter outline, author bio, 1-2 sample chapters, and a brief analysis of readership and competing titles).
Full submission guidelines: http://www.dijkstraagency.com/submission-guidelines.html
Note: Brian Henry has a couple of "How to Get Published" workshops coming up soon: in Uxbridge on May 8, in Hamilton on May 15, in Windsor on June 6 and in Waterloo on July 24.
For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.