Thursday, July 8, 2010

New agent, Anita Bartholomew, joins Salkind Literary Agency

Anita Bartholomew was a longtime contributing editor for Reader's Digest, focusing on narrative nonfiction. On the book side of the business, she's been an editorial consultant and book doctor for numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and has co-authored a historical novel (as a ghost) for an independent film company. Most recently, she co-authored a doctor's memoir that sold at auction, and is scheduled for Fall 2010 publication. She joined Salkind Literary as a literary agent in 2010. She also has her own personal website.

Acquisition interests:
Commercial Fiction: mystery/suspense, historical, courtroom/legal thrillers, detective, paranormal, YA and middle-grade. No picture books.

Narrative Non-Fiction: memoir, history, science (expert-authored), biography, inspirational/dramatic true story, current affairs, culture, politics/policy.

Prescriptive Non-Fiction: expert-authored health/medical, and other expert-authored works, written for a consumer audience.

Query Anita at  No attachments. Query first, and please notify her if this is a simultaenous submission or if publishing house editors have already considered your work. For fiction, query, include the first 5 pages (pasted in the body of the email) and include a synopsis that explains what the story is about, who the main characters are, and who your intended audience is.
Salkind Agency home:
Note: Brian Henry has a couple "How to Get Published" workshops coming up: in Waterloo on July 24 (see here) and in Sarnia on August 22 (see here).
For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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