Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Lauren MacLeod of the Strothman Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Lauren: She joined the Strothman Agency after graduating cum laude from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing.
She is seeking: middle grade novels, young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as highly polished literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Some of her favorite (non-client) YA authors are Meg Rosoff, Maureen Johnson and John Green. Specifically, she’s looking for contemporary YA & MG, narrative nonfiction for young adults, graphic novels, YA Dystopian with strong world-building, and adult trade nonfiction on quirky subjects or people. She is currently especially drawn to YA & MG projects with humorous situations or funny characters.
Flooded with: “Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction, Tragedy Memoirs.”
How to contact: Do not send entire manuscripts unless requested. E-queries accepted, strothmanagency (at) gmail (dot) com. Include a query, synopsis, and (for fiction) 2-10 pages. No attachments please. “If we have not replied to your query within six weeks, we do not feel that it is right for us.” Snail submissions accepted, too: The Strothman Agency, LLC, 6 Beacon Street, Suite 810, Boston MA 02108 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
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