New Agent Alert: Chelsea Gilmore of Maria Carvainis Agency

2013 Update: This agent is no longer with
Maria Carvainis Agency. Do not query her.


Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Chelsea Gilmore of Maria Carvainis Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About Chelsea: She began her publishing career at Oxford University Press, in the higher education group. Before joining Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. (no updated website), she was Associate Editor at Avalon Books—a small, family-owned publishing house specializing in genre fiction for the library market.

She is seeking: women’s fiction, literary fiction, young adult, mysteries/thrillers, and pop culture.

(Do writers need an outside edit before querying agents?)

Send your query snail mail to her at Maria Carvainis Agency, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2320, New York, NY 10020. (Previously, there was an e-mail address listed, but Chelsea requested I remove it so she receives submissions this way.) 


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  1. Ryann Jansen

    Hi. My question is, what about those of us who read this article and equeried Chelsea before she requested only snail mail queries? Will we be overlooked or will she still answer us? Thanks!



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