New Agent Alert: Kimberly Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kimberly Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About Kimberly: She joined Wendy Sherman Associates in 2009. After graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Kim worked in the editorial department at Forbes magazine and later as a copywriter  and freelance journalist. While pursuing a MFA degree at The New School in New York City, Kim joined WSA and fell in love with the idea of championing emerging talent and helping writers through the process of getting published. With over five years experience as a writer herself, Kim brings her magazine background to the world of books.

She is seeking: voice-driven fiction, novels that illuminate an unknown world, and true-to-life characters. She looks for queries that provide fresh insight or a wide lense that captures life at a certain period in time. She also loves humor, memoir that tells a unique story, and journalistic nonfiction.

How to contact: Query via e-mail to submissions (at) wsherman (dot) com. Include your last name, title, and the name of the agent you are submitting to in the subject line. For fiction, please include a query letter and your first 10 pages copied and pasted in the body of the e-mail. No attachments. For nonfiction, please include your query letter and author bio.
“Due to the large number of e-mail submissions that we receive, we can only reply to e-mail queries in the affirmative.” 


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One thought on “New Agent Alert: Kimberly Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates

  1. Annie Mous

    My wife pointed this one out to me, but I couldn’t agree with her more. Is it possible for an agent to have a description of his/her interests that is any vaguer than this? It’s this kind of nonsense that upsets writers who are hunting for an agent and then read agents’ gripes about writers who submit their work to agents who have no interest in their genre. Agents who post useless descriptions such as this will get what they ask for: tons of material they probably have no interest in representing.


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