Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Open Submission Period for Agents

In honor of my 40th birthday, I'm offering agents a one-time open submission period for the month of May. You can contact me via e-mail and propose how you'll represent me.

What I'm looking for:

An agent who represents adult or young adult fiction. I write both, and don't care which path I take for a career. I would happily do both, or if you think it works better with your business plan, I'm willing to stick with one or the other. Wow me with your ideas.

What I'm not looking for:

I don't need a mom, but I do need someone who understands the business. If you're just getting started, I wish you luck and hope that there are authors out there who are willing to take you on, but I'm at a point in my career where I need someone with a little more experience and knowledge of the industry. However, I'm not opposed to hearing good ideas from new agents, so put a package together and, again, wow me.

No attachments please, and make sure to put "QUERY" in the subject line.

You can send proposals to:


  1. I love this. Maybe I'll try it at the conference. Lol

  2. I love this! Hope it works! We have tried everything else!

  3. Ha! Wonderfully cheeky, but there is a grain of truth in this. Authors don't always need agents, but agents need authors.

    Making sure you have the right fit is important.

  4. Where's the like button for comments?

    (nice to meet you, Eden.)

  5. Good luck! This is the perfect opportunity, so I hope it works out for you.

  6. So far, I've gotten the kind of response you would expect.