New Agent Alert: Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

About Kimberly
Kimberly began her employment with Harvest House Publishers as the assistant to the National Sales Manager as well as the International Sales Director. Within four years, she was hired into the editorial department steeped in the slush pile of would-be/trying-to-be/can’t-seem-to-be authors. Having been a screenwriter since 1995, a freelance article and book contributor, her ability to identify and polish the diamonds hidden within the coal mines of unsolicited submissions gives her an eye for talent and a heart for the underdog. She is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, the Christian Media Association, and has 12 years of publishing experience.

Seeking: adult fiction, YA fiction, Christian living, dating/marriage, parenting, self-help, apologetics, health, inspirational, environmental, social issues, pop-culture, women’s issues, and men’s issues. No cookbooks, children’s books, science fiction or fantasy, memoirs, or poetry. No simultaneous submissions, please.

How to submit:Submit a query with short synopsis and first chapter via Word document. Agency only responds if interested. Send queries to Web: No phone calls, please.


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5 thoughts on “New Agent Alert: Kimberly Shumate of Living Word Literary Agency

  1. Jane Lebak

    I apologize — you’re right. So it’s not as severe as I thought.

    It’s still going to have the unfortunate effect of reducing legitimate queries to those who either query the agency first, or those who have expended every other possible agency and query her last. I’m not sure that was the intended effect.


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