Friday, August 6, 2010
New agent Weronika Janczuk seeks romance and other commercial fiction and nonfiction
Since then, she has interned with Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency, was a freelance reader for Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Literary Management, read and edited for Mary Kole at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and worked with Bob Diforio before her promotion to associate agent. She has also worked as a freelance editor.
Weronika is currently on the lookout for great single-title romances. She also represents:
• women's fiction (but no chick lit)
• literary fiction
• commercial fiction
• thrillers/mysteries/crime fiction
• commercial nonfiction in areas related to women's interests, history, current events, politics, biography, humor, medicine/health, food, social sciences, science, New Age, history, the arts, architecture, interior design, education, psychology, parenting, pop culture, the environment, sports (nothing mainstream - I'm interested in things such as sailing, Xtreme Sports, etc.), and relationships; in all forms (self-help, narrative, etc.)
Weronika goes into much more detail on her likes and dislikes on her website here.
For fiction and memoir, please send a concise one-page query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript. If you are writing nonfiction, please send the first ten pages of the manuscript if you have them and Weronika will ask for a proposal if she's interested. If you don't have the first 10 pages, just send a query.
Submit to: email@example.com
Please put QUERY in the subject line. Don't attach anything. If you don't receive a response within three weeks, please resend.
There are 2 other new agents at D4EO also in need of clients:
Joyce Holland recently became an associate agent with D4EO Literary Agency. Her interests include romance, science fiction, mystery, horror, YA, and nonfiction of all kinds. To submit: “Please send me a one or two sentence ‘pitch’ that will excite me. Put it at the top of the query letter. Other than that, send a one to three page synopsis and the whole manuscript. Email or snail-mail. I’m dying to find the jewel in the slush pile. I dream about it. So, you brilliant, talented author, send it to me.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Hubbard is looking for Young Adult and Middle-Grade fiction. To submit: Send your query letter, along with the first five pages of your manuscript (both pasted into the body of an e-mail) to email@example.com
More on Joyce and Mandy here. More on the D4EO agency at Publishers Weekly here.
Note: Brian Henry has "How to Get Published" workshops coming up in Sarnia on August 22 (see here) and in Mississauga on December 4 (details to come).
For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.