Get Published Weekly Roundup: June 12, 2017

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Welcome to our first Get Published Weekly Roundup! Grad Student Freelancers (GSF) is dedicated to helping authors take care of the details of the publication process. Part of the process includes sifting through huge amounts of information to find important news, events, and tips that can give you an edge in the publication process.  Every week GSF will provide three lists of curated information focused on helping writers get published. You can expect such things as listings of new agents who are building their lists, notices of approaching writing and submission deadlines, highlights from the past week's Manuscript Wishlist, and more. Our goal is to gather what's important from the web in the past week, so you can focus more on your writing.  

New Agents Hired

Caroline Eisenmann, Associate Agent at Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Caroline Eisenmann joined the Frances Goldin Literary Agency as associate agent this week. She is building her list in:

Fiction: "novels that engage with social issues, stories about obsession, and work that centers around intimacy and its discontents"

Nonfiction: "reported narratives, literary memoir, cultural criticism, essay collections, and history and biography with a surprising point of view"

To Submit: Caroline accepts queries via email to ce@goldinlit.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Melissa Danaczko, Agent at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency

Melissa Danaczko has been hired as an agent at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency as an agent. She will represent literary and commercial fiction and select non-fiction.

To Submit: Check here to check for updates to the agency's submission information for Melissa.

Submission Deadlines

Writers, you have until next week:

Norton Writer’s Prize - Submissions due Thursday, June 15th (Annual Essay Award)

Who: Undergraduate Students

What: An essay that was written for an undergraduate class. (Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, etc.)

Submit by email with the subject line "Writer's Prize Nomination" to NortonWritersPrize@wwnorton.com, or by post; click here for more details.

Fiction - Reading period ends Thursday, June 15th (Literary Magazine, fiction)

Recommendations: Stay under 5,000 words (although they will read longer submissions).

Looking for: Experimental works that appeal to a broad audience, new and seasoned writers, no poetry.

Submit online or by post, click here for details. 

"Starting Over" issue of Creative Nonfiction - Submissions due Monday, June 19th (Literary Magazine, nonfiction)

Guidelines: must be an unpublished true story, 4000 words or less. 

Focus: a true story about someone starting over, it can be personal or a story about someone else--"Above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that offer a fresh interpretation or unique insight into the theme."

Submit online or by post, click here for details.

What Agents Want

This Week on Manuscript Wishlist #MSWL...

Hannah Bowman, Literary Agent at Liza Dawson Associates 
Hannah tweeted that she is looking for a "near-future strike-in-space book" in the vein of The Martian, "but with collective nonviolent resistance." Source Tweet

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Fiction: science fiction and fantasy and young adult novels

Nonfiction: mathematics and science, religious studies, women’s studies, and criminal justice policy

How to submit: Email only. Send a query letter pasted in the body of the email (no attachments) to queryhannah@lizadawsonassociates.com. Click here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Abby Saul, founder of The Lark Group
Abby tweeted that she is looking for an "enthralling, immersive, and surprising historical fiction project." Source Tweet

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Fiction: Adult literary fiction and adult commercial fiction (including historical fiction, women's fiction, mysteries, and thrillers)

Nonfiction: N/A

How to submit: Email only. Send a query letter pasted in the body of the email (no attachments) and "Query: [Title]" in the subject line to abby@larkwords.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Alex Slater, literary agent at Trident Media Group
Alex tweeted that he is looking for Young Adult and Middle Grade projects dealing with immigrant experience. It can be set in a real or imaginary world, his one request: "make it authentic" Source Tweet

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Fiction: Adult literary fiction and adult commercial fiction (including historical fiction, women's fiction, mysteries, and thrillers)

Nonfiction: N/A

How to submit: Online form only, click hereClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Signing off with a smile...

After a month of being in business, Jane Friedman and her partner Mark stopped by with this amazing cake featuring the Grad Student Freelancer's logo stenciled on it in powdered sugar! It tasted as good as it looked. Thanks, Jane and Mark!

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