Get Published Weekly Roundup: June 19, 2017

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Happy Juneteenth and welcome to our second Get Published Weekly Roundup! This week we highlight new agent hires, notices of approaching writing and submission deadlines, highlights from the past week's Manuscript Wishlist (including a #MSWL beauty contest), and a couple more tidbits tagged on at the end. 

We'd love to hear your feedback. Please let us know what you think in the comments and if there are certain types of information you would like to see in the Roundup. Also feel free to tweet at us (@freelancingrads) with any ideas or questions. Have a great writing week!

New Agents Hired

Carolyn Savarese, Affiliated Agent at Kneerim & Williams

Carolyn Savarese  joined Kneerim & Williams as an Affiliated Agent in June 2017. She is seeking:

NonFiction: "She's looking for writers who can tell a great story on subjects that matter, whether personal or political, historical or scientific, cultural or culinary. She is also keen to develop branded content in health, food, arts, culture, lifestyle and design."

To Submit: Carolyn accepts queries via email to carolyn@kwlit.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Rachel Brooks, Agent at BookEnds Literary

Rachel Brooks was hired this month at BookEnds Literary. See Jessica Faust's write up about her hiring, here. She is seeking:

Fiction: adult romance, young adult, select women's fiction, and cozy mysteries (for more specifics, read under her name on the submissions page, here)

To Submit: Check here for Rachel's online Query Manager form.

Kathy Schneider, Agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency

Kathy Schneider was hired this month at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. Kathy is seeking:

Fiction: "upmarket adult fiction that entertains and inspires, thrillers, and creative psychological suspense"

Nonfiction: "projects covering relationships, wellness, humor, business, and memoir"

To Submit: Kathy accepts queries via email to KSchneider@janerotrosen.com. Click here to read the full submission guidelines on the company website.

Nick Chiles, Agent at Aevitas

Nick Chiles joined Aevitas this month.

"Chiles is deeply interested in nonfiction and fiction stories of individuals taking on entrenched institutions, writing that fearlessly pushes us to look at each other in fresh ways, voices that shine a light on the darkest corners of our society. He is on the lookout for original takes on American heroes—or crowning new ones—in areas like sports, music and the arts."

To Submit: 1) Click here; 2) Click on Nick Chiles' photo; 3) Click on the "Contact Nick" link at the bottom left of his bio to reach his online submission form.

Rica Allannic, Agent at the David Black Agency

Rica Allannic will join the David Black Agency in September and is now open to queries in:

Nonfiction: She's "interested in cooking, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, history, and memoir projects, as well as in helping authors from diverse backgrounds tell stories that are important to them."

To Submit: Rica is accepting queries via email to torallannic@dblackagency.com. Rica specifically requests that you "summarize your book idea and include in the body of your email your proposal and, if appropriate, a sample chapter (no attachments, please)." Click here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Submission Deadlines

Writers, you have until next week:

Write the World Monthly Contest: Writing for Children Competition: STORY - A first tale  - Final Submissions due TODAY, June 19th (Monthly Contest - $$ Award, children's)

Who: Young writers ages 13-18

What: A story for children under the age of 10. Length: 1 to 1000 words, illustrations optional. For extensive guidelines and prize information, click here.   

Entry Fee: $0

To Submit: Click the "Start Writing" button on the contest's website (click here).

Utah Original Writing Competition - Submissions due Friday, June 23th (Annual Contest - $$ Award, 5 first-book categories, poetry, short story)

Who: Utah residents ages 18 years and older

What: Poetry, Short Story, and First-book categories: Novel, Creative Nonfiction, Book-length Collection of Stories, and Young Adult Book. For extensive guidelines and prize information, click here.

Entry Fee: $0

To Submit: Online submission through Dropbox or Google Docs, (click here), open to Utah Residents only

The A3 Review Contest #40: Dates & Dating - Submissions due Saturday, June 24th (Monthly Contest - $$ Award, 150-word limit: short stories, poetry, graphic stories, etc.)

Who: All genres, writers, and artists welcome

What: 150-word limit, should fit well into an A6 panel (short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, graphic stories, a snippet of memoir, photographs, illustrations, and any combination of the above)

The Prompt: "The prompt for this month's Contest is: Dates & Dating. This month is all about the dates. Those sweet fleshy things. The sugar you find in most raw food diets. And yes, about dating, too. Sweet fleshy moments of love, potential love, and times when the sugar's just not there!" For extensive guidelines and prize information, click here.   

Entry Fee: $5

To Submit: Online submission, sign up/in at the bottom of the contest guidelines page (click here). For full submission guidelines, click here.

The Puritan, 2017 Summer Issue - Submissions due Sunday, June 25th (Online Literary Magazine, $$ for published work, fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and reviews)

Guidelines: must be previously unpublished work, check here for specific guidelines for each of the five accepted categories: fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and reviews

To Submit: Online submission, click here.

What Agents Want

This Week on Manuscript Wishlist #MSWL...

Lauren Spieller, Literary Agent Assistant at TriadaUS
Lauren has updated her #MSWL profile, see it here. She also tweeted that she is seeking Middle Grade that features homeschooling and/or hoarding, which prompted Natascha Morris, Agent at Bookends Literary to call dibs on Middle Grade projects featuring hoarding. Source Tweet #MSWLbeautycontest

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction

Select Adult fiction and nonfiction 

"Whatever the age category or genre, Lauren is passionate about finding diverse and underrepresented voices."

How to submit: Lauren is accepting queries via email to lauren@triadaus.com. Lauren specifically requests that you send your query letter and your first ten pages, and include "QUERY" in the email’s subject line, along with the age category and genre (ex: QUERY YA Fantasy). Click here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Leon Husock, Agent at the L. Perkins Agency - *actively building his list*
Leon tweeted that he is looking for a kind of fantasy "where magic/magic users are a known/accepted part of life but not so common as to be ordinary." Source Tweet

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Fiction: Science-fiction and fantasy, especially fantasy with non-Western European-inspired settings and cultures; Young Adult and Upper Middle Grade of all stripes; and genre mashups (e.g. fantasy westerns, noir + almost anything else, etc). "Strong characters are, of course, a must."

Does not Represent: picture books, women’s fiction, novellas, or nonfiction

How to submit: Leon is actively building his list and is accepting queries via email to leon@lperkinsagency.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Kira Watson, agent/foreign rights manager at the Emma Sweeney Agency
Kira tweeted that she is looking for a "dark (& lyrical) contemporary" Young Adult book project "that explores ideas of love (& love gone wrong) from a different perspective." Source Tweet

Seeking in the following genres/categories:

Young Adult and Middle Grade: realistic fiction, speculative fiction, magic realism, thriller/mystery, horror, fantasy, and historical fiction. "Stories with folklore elements, complex villains, morally enigmatic (and very flawed) protagonists, medieval literature influences, and taboo subjects are bound to catch Kira's attention."

How to submit: Kira is accepting queries via email to queries@emmasweeneyagency.comClick here to read the full submissions guidelines on the company website.

Ejusdem Generis

  • Chelsea Lindman left her job as an Agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She can now be found working at the Northern California's Writers' Retreat that she formed along with her friend Heather Lazare. "Our goal is to build a community of writers who will help lift each other up and take the retreat with them beyond our five days together." Check out what they are up to, here.
  • The July/Aug issue of Poets & Writers is all about agents who want to read your work! They will have special selections online from this issue each Monday for the next two months (see the first one here on Julie Barer from the Book Group). However, if you want to read them all now, you'll need to purchase the issue for $10 (click here).

 

 


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. Our goal is to gather what's important from the web in the past week, so you can focus more on your writing.  

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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