Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jen Linnan has opened her own agency, Linnan Literary Management

Jen's Twitter image. I can't find
a photo of her.
Linnan Literary Management is a boutique agency specializing in graphic works and illustration, in addition to select prose works in adult, YA, and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. Prior to launching her own agency, Jen worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, handling international rights for several major agency clients.

No website yet, but see Jen Linnan's page at Publishers Marketplace here.

"I'm a passionate reader of many things: cereal boxes, Facebook status updates, knitting patterns, dialogue trees in videogames, Wikipedia... oh, and books. Possibly yours!" says Jen.
"I'm actively seeking clients in the genres below. More specifically, I love a story that demands my attention, pulling me out of my reality and into another, forcing me to put down my computer, silence my phone, and fully immerse myself in its pages. Whether it's powered by inventive world-building or meticulous journalism, set in Oz, Dublin, or the apartment next door, composed of a few paragraphs or thousands - those things are up to you ... and if you have copy that blows "Snap, Crackle, Pop!" out of the water, let's talk."
Jen is interested in:
Graphic fiction/nonfiction
Women's fiction
Historical fiction
Narrative nonfiction
Young adult
Middle grade
Pop culture

Query by e-mail only at

Please include:
- In the body of your e-mail: a query letter, synopsis, and short bio.
- Attached as a Word Document: the first three chapters (or about 50 pages) of your work, and/or a proposal.

For graphic works, please link to your portfolio site, or include a download link (YouSendIt, Dropbox, etc).

Please do keep me informed via e-mail should you receive interest or an offer of representation from another agent; I appreciate the courtesy and the chance to extend an offer of my own before you decide!

Brian Henry will lead "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshops in London, Ontario, on April 21 (see here) and in Oakville on June 2 (see here).

Brian will also lead "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, May 21, in Newmarket with Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Literary Agency (see here), Saturday, June 9, in Brampton with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here), and Saturday, June 16, in Hamilton with Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency (see here).

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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info on your tastes and submission guidelines, Jen.

    All the best with your new agency.


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