Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jason Pinter joins the Waxman Agency seeks commercial fiction, etc.

Waxman Literary Agency
80 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1101
New York, NY 10011

The Waxman Agency is a successful New York agency representing many best-selling authors.  The agency mostly handles nonfiction, but also represents commercial fiction, and new agent Jason Pinter includes "quirky literary fiction" among his interests. Check out the agency's list of bestsellers here and recently published titles here.

What Jason Pinter says about himself:

"Having worked as both a book editor and author, I bring a unique perspective to my role as a literary agent. I am intimately familiar with the ins-and-outs of the publishing process from multiple angles, from inception to acquisition to publication, enabling me to help authors--both veteran and new--maximize their potential.

"Prior to starting at the Waxman Literary Agency, I worked as an Editor at St. Martin's Press, Random House and Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing). I am also the internationally bestselling author of five thriller novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards with 1.5 million copies in print in a dozen languages (see here). I bring my varied publishing experiences and expertise to not only guide authors through the submission process, but through the publication of their books and beyond. I want to help new authors build successful careers, and give published authors the tools and guidance to reach the next level.

"I am looking for:
- Commercial fiction (mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense). Plot is an important vehicle, but only if there are memorable characters and a strong voice to drive the train.
- Pop culture/Entertainment/Media
- Sports
- Humor
- Quirky literary fiction
- Politics/Current Events
- Urban Fantasy
- Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction

"I'm a sucker for stories about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations, and normal people who must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. If you have a great story and a unique voice, I'll look forward to working with you."

Query via email to:
For nonfiction, send a query only.  For fiction, include 5 – 10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email.  No attachments.

Agent biographies here.  Submissions page 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.

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