Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bree Ogden joins Martin Literary, seeks graphic novels, YA, and children's lit

Martin Literary Management LLC
321 High School Road NE, Suite D-3, #316
Bainbridge Island, WA  

Fresh out of completing a master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in graphic design, photojournalism, and expository writing, Bree Ogden joined Martin Literary Management as Sharlene Martin's executive assistant.  She's now been promoted to agent.  Bree represents only graphic novels, children's literature and young adult novels.

Query her at:
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Read Bree's complete bio and three interviews with her here. 

Sharlene Martin, the principal agent at MLM, represents only nonfiction.  She's particularly interested in Biography/autobiography; business/entrepreneurial; child guidance/parenting; current affairs; health/medicine; history; how-to; humor/satire; memoirs; popular culture; psychology; inspirational; self-help/personal improvement; true crime/investigative; women’s issues/studies. Tip: “Have a strong platform for nonfiction.”

The agency actively pursues film and TV options and is seeking nonfiction that is highly commercial and that can be adapted to film.

Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 25% commission on foreign sales. {Note: most agents take 20% on overseas sales, but as the U.S. is usually the most important market, this might not matter much.} Offers written contract, binding for 1 year; 1 month notice must be given to terminate contract.
Query Sharlene Martin at

Complete submission guidelines here:

Note: Brian Henry has a couple "How to Get Published" workshops coming up: 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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