New Agency Alert: Wolfson Literary Agency

Reminder: Newer agencies are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage.

Michelle Wolfson has recently left Artists and Artisans to form her own literary agency. Her new agency Web page is under construction, but she already sent her info over, mentioning that she is “actively seeking clients.”

P.O. Box 266, New York NY 10276. E-mail: Web site: Contact: Michelle Wolfson. New agency actively seeking clients. Prior to forming her own agency, Michelle spent two years with Artists & Artisans, Inc. and two years with Ralph Vicinanza, Ltd. Established: 2007. Adheres to AAR canon of ethics. Currently Handles: 40% Nonfiction Books, 60% Novels.

Nonfiction areas of interest: Business, Child Guidance, Health, How-to, Humor/Satire, Popular Culture, Self-Help/Personal Improvement, Women’s Issues/Studies. Fiction areas of interest: Action/Adventure, Detective/Police, Erotica, Family Saga, Mainstream/Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult, Women’s.

How to Contact: E-queries only! Accepts simultaneous submissions. Responds in 2 weeks to queries; 3 months to manuscripts. Does not return submissions. Obtains new clients through: Recommendations from others and submissions.

Actively seeking: commercial fiction, mainstream, mysteries, thrillers, suspense, women’s fiction, romance, YA, practical nonfiction (particularly of interest to women), advice, medical, pop culture, humor, business.

Terms: Agent receives 15% commission on domestic sales; 25% commission on foreign sales. Offers written contract.

Writer’s Conferences: SDSU Writers’ Conference; New Jersey Romance Writers of America Writers’ Conference.

Tips: “Be persistent.”


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