Thursday, May 27, 2010

Amy Boggs, new agent at the Donald Maass Literary Agency

Donald Maass Literary Agency
Suite 801
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

The Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City is a well-known literary agency for professional novelists. In addition to being an agent, Donald Mass is the author of "Writing the Breakout Novel" and other books for writers.

The Donald Maass Literary Agency specializes in fiction. "All genres are welcome. We handle many authors of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror, romance, historical, literary and mainstream novels. mainly writing commercial fiction."
Do they work with previously unpublished writers? "Yes, all the time."
General submission guidelines here.

Amy Boggs joined the agency in 2009 after a stint at Beth Vesel Literary Agency . She is looking for fantasy and science fiction, especially urban fantasy, paranormal romance, steampunk, YA/children's, and alternate history. Historical fiction, multi-cultural fiction, Westerns, and works that challenge their genre are also welcome.
Query her at
Type "Query" in the subject line. No attachments. Include your query and the first five pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail. If she likes the sound of your novel, Amy will request more.  Allow four weeks for a reply.

Note: If you send an email with an attachment, it will be deleted unopened.

Stacia Decker is also a relatively junior agent at the Donald Maass Agency.  She represents mystery, suspense, noir, and crime fiction.  She is looking for a strong voice, dark humor, fast-paced plotting, and unpredictable violence.
Query her at
Paste your query letter and the first 5 pages of your novel into the body of the e-mail.
Note: Brian Henry has a few "How to Get Published" workshops coming up: in Windsor on June 6, in Waterloo on July 24, and in Sarnia on August 22.
For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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