Monday, March 7, 2011

Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates seeks women's fiction and thrillers

Spencerhilll Associates
P.O. Box 374
Chatham, NY12037

Before joining Spencerhill Associates, Nalini Akolekar began her publishing career at Silhouette Books (an imprint of Harlequin headquartered in New York) and has more than 15 years of experience as a freelance editor. In addition to freelancing for companies like Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington, and Dorchester, she has been a reviewer and done manuscript evaluations for Romantic Times Magazine.

Nalini is interested in discovering and developing new talent, and is accepting submissions—from published and unpublished authors—in women’s fiction, romance of every genre, and suspense/thrillers.

Query her at
No snail mail queries please. Pitch your project and talk about yourself: Do you have prior publishing credits? Attach the first three chapters and synopsis, in .doc, rtf or txt format to your e-mail. "We do not have a preference for exclusive submissions, but do appreciate knowing if the submission is simultaneous."

Other agents at Spencerhill are also accepting queries.  The agency is currently considering submissions from published and un-published authors in the following genres: commercial, general-interest fiction, romance including historical romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic fiction, category romance, literary fiction, thrillers and mysteries. Jennifer Schober is looking also for exciting YA projects and selected non-fiction projects.

More about Spencerhill Associates here. Spencerhill's submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry has "Writing for Children and Young Adults" workshops coming up on on April 9 in Peterborough (see here), and on April 10 in Kingston (see here).

He will also be leading: "From the Horse's Mouth ~ Strategies for Getting Published" at Ryerson University in Toronto on May 7 (see here).

For information about all of Brian's creative writing courses and writing workshops, see here.

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