Thursday, October 13, 2011

Suzie Townsend joins Nancy Coffey Literary, seeks fiction, middle grade to adult

Nancy Coffey Literary Media Representation
240 West 35th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001

Suzie Townsend has joined Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation as a full-time agent, concentrating on fiction from middle grade to adult. She spent the past three years at FinePrint Literary Management.

She is interested character-driven YA and adult fiction – fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and romance. I gravitate towards strong female protagonists, complex plot lines with underlying political, moral, or philosophical issues, and stories which break out of the typical tropes of their genre, like Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.

Her pet peeves include diabolical monologues, romance without plot or character development, and damsel in distress protagonists.

Suzie says, “I love being able to read everything I can get my hands on, discuss books with people I meet in publishing, and help an author’s vision turn into something real.”

Agent Joanna Volpe especially wants
children's lit - Chapter Books to YA.
Also seeks adult fiction & commercial
nonfiction. See here.
About the Agency: Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation describes itself as a full service, boutique literary agency.

"Our guiding philosophy is to make the author's publishing experience as rewarding as possible within today's challenging publishing atmosphere. We are highly selective and keep our client list small so we can be involved in all aspects of bringing a book to its widest audience, from getting the manuscript submission-ready, to negotiating the most advantageous contracts, to advising the author on post-publication book promotion.

"Our clients range from first-time writers to well established authors in both adult and children's literature, New York Times and USA Today bestsellers as well as award-winning authors. Our focus is on building careers, and we look for a strong storytelling voice combined with the writing ability, whether commercial or literary, to bring that voice to life."

Check out information about other agents at Nancy Coffey Literary who are also looking for clients, here.

Send queries to
The word "QUERY" must be in the subject line, plus the agent's name. You may include up to 5 double-spaced sample pages within the body of the email. No attachments. Full submission guidelines here.

Brian Henry will be leading "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, October 22, in Elliot Lake (see here), on Sunday, Oct 23, in Sudbury (see here) and on December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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