Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

1550 Tiburon Blvd. #704
Tiburon, CA 94920

Kimberley Cameron Associates represents both fiction and nonfiction. (For a list of titles represented by the agency, see here.)  All three agents are actively seeking clients and are open to queries from first time authors.

Kimberley Cameron, the company president, is an experienced agent who’s been in the business for years. She says she’s looking for exceptional writing in any field, particularly writing that touches the heart and makes us feel something. She's been successful with many different genres, and especially loves the thrill of securing representation for debut authors. She represents both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, with the exception of romance, children's books and screenplays.

April Eberhardt is fairly new to agenting, having joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates as a Literary Agent in 2008 after five years of work at another agency and with Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine. She moved to agenting in order to help new voices find their place in the literary world.

Her specialty is adult commercial and literary fiction, particularly contemporary urban fiction, ironic family dramas and realistic midlife tales, often with a twist, preferably involving strong female characters. She is attracted to collections of interlinked stories with a common character or theme. An original voice and smart, speedy delivery are critical, as is a subtle sense of the absurd. She enjoys working with new authors to edit and streamline their manuscripts before submitting them to publishers.

While April does consider selected non-fiction and YA crossover works, she generally does not represent mysteries or murders, thrillers or fantasy, Westerns or romances, nor does she represent children's titles.

Amy Burkhardt is the company’s most junior agent and is most hungry for clients. She joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates as an intern in the fall of 2007 and was taken on staff as an agent at the end of 2009. She represents both fiction and nonfiction projects for the adult market. In fiction, she looks for literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women's fiction, mysteries with a twist or an unusual protagonist, and historical fiction.

In nonfiction, she seeks narrative nonfiction and memoirs as well as prescriptive nonfiction written by experts in their field. She has a soft spot for lifestyle, humor, food, and current events topics.

In any genre, she looks for accomplished writing, compelling characters, fresh voices, and timely themes. She enjoys books that teach the reader about human nature and the world, as well as stories that open new perspectives to the reader. She reads to be transformed.

Submission guidelines: All are welcome to submit. Email queries to:

Please include a query letter in the body of the email clearly addressed to the agent of your choice. Include "Author Submission" in the email's subject line.

For Fiction queries: Attach a one-page synopsis and the first fifty pages of your manuscript. Please attach the synopsis and manuscript sample as separate Word or PDF documents. We have difficulties opening other file formats.

For Nonfiction queries: Attach a full nonfiction book proposal and sample chapters. (Sample chapters should include the first chapter of the book and should not exceed fifty pages.) Please attach the proposal and sample chapters as separate Word or PDF documents. We have difficulties opening other file formats.

Full submission guidelines here.

Note: In the spring, Brian Henry will be leading a number of "How to Get Published" workshops: in Gravenhurst (April 17 - see here), Moncton, NB (April 23), Peterborough (April 24), Kingston (April 25), and Hamilton (May 15). Email for details:

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

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