One Promotion and One Move
Kim-Mei Kirtland has been promoted to Literary Agent at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
Fiction: Speculative; Literary; Hard Science Fiction; Second World Fantasy; Space Opera; Magical Realism; Fabulism; Urban Fantasy; Young Adult; select Middle Grade
Nonfiction: History; Biography; Pop Science; Food and Travel writing
Alia Hanna Habib has joined the Gernert Company as a Literary Agent
Nonfiction: Narrative; Culinary
Writers, you've got until Wednesday, next Thursday, and next Saturday...
TravelFave Travel Misadventure Madness—Submissions due Wednesday, November 15 (Contest - Gift Card)
What: A travel misadventure story—must be true—in fewer than 500 words. Winner receives a $75 Visa or Amazon card, plus publication on the site.
To Submit: Submit via online form and find rules and guidelines here.
We know that we posted it last week, but this one is worth a reminder:
V International Flash Fiction Competition: Sponsored by César Egido Serrano Foundation—Submissions due Thursday, November 23 (Flash Fiction, $$BIG$$)
What: 100 words micro-fiction, original and unpublished in Spanish, English, Arabic, or Hebrew from any country. No restrictions on subject or genre.
Entry Fee: $0
Prizes: Winner: $20,000 (USD), 3 runners-up and each one gets $1000
"Keeping in mind the Foundation´s ethos, which is that the word is the tool of coexistence between different cultures, religions and ideologies, the V Edition of competition is open, under the motto: The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religions.”
Hopewell Publications Gover Story Prize—Submissions due Saturday, November 25 (Triannual Fiction Contest-Publication)
What: Unpublished fiction of fewer than 10,000 words. Finalists and winner receive publication in Best New Writing.
"Former BNW Editor Robert Gover grew up in an endowed orphanage (Girard College in Philadelphia), worked as a journalist, and became a best-selling novelist at age 30. His first novel, One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding, a satire on American racism, remains a cult classic and was among the prime books exposuring the sexual, racial, and linguistic hypocrisy which governed the USA in the mid-20th century."
Agents who #MSWL, AND are actually open to queries!
Pam Victorio, agent at D4EO Literary Agency
Pam wants some fiction from the Eastern Hemisphere: "Gimme all your books that read like a Korean drama in any genre please. Any and all Asian lit especially Filipino." Source Tweet
Fiction: Kinda looks like all sorts
"She has a passion for genre fiction as well as children's lit."
How to submit: Pam is accepting submissions via QueryManager here.
Follow Pam on Twitter @NerdyPam.
Alec Shane, Junior Agent at Writers House
Alec is looking for The Things They Carried, or Carrier, or any of the myriad experiences veterans might want to share: "All the thanks I could ever give to the men and women who serve and have served. If you have a story to tell, please keep me in mind for all things military." Source Tweet
Fiction: Mystery; Thriller; Adventure; Horror; Historical; Middle Grade
Nonfiction: History; Military History; Humor; Biography; Sports
Follow Alec on Twitter @alecdshane.
Samantha Wekstein, also a Writers House
Samantha's getting apophatic (I feel like this is an inevitable development for agents): "Story elements I DON'T want: Drug addiction, hard-boiled cops/detectives, divorce, adult thrillers, business tycoons, historical nonfiction, memoir, angels, devils, heaven, hell, biblical retellings, adult literary anything, picture books without illustrations." Source Tweet
Adult Fiction: Historical; Romance; Women's; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Young Adult; Middle Grade; Picture Books (they better have pictures. She's pretty insistent on that point.)
Nonfiction: Humor; Pop Culture
"My passion is YA fiction. I love creative and epic fantasies in the vein of Sarah J. Maas or Leigh Bardugo. But I am also drawn to contemporary YA with multi-dimensional female characters like those of Rainbow Rowell, Julie Murphy and Melina Marchetta."
Follow Samantha on Twitter @SWekstein.
This week, we're not presenting anything at all, because our website keeps erasing it. Maybe next week.