New Literary Agent Alert: Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

 

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About Eve: Eve Porinchak graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Psycho-Biology. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and attended medical school at the University of New England. Eve has always worked with children in some capacity. She has taught Pre-K through First Grade, with a specialty in reading, formerly worked as a state foster care case manager, currently teaches creative writing to incarcerated teens, and serves as an aid worker in Tijuana orphanages. An active member of SCBWI for 15 years, Eve interned at the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency where she was recently promoted to Junior Agent.

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She is seeking: Eve has eclectic literary tastes and is open to everything from picture books to adult novels. Specifically looking for edgy, psychological thrillers, gang-lit, realistic contemporary. Some of Eve’s favorite books are: True Notebooks by Mark Salzman, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers, The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha, Inside The MS-13 by Samuel Logan.

Eve is not a fan of high fantasy; however, she loves the Hunger Games and Science Fiction. Also a huge fan of true crime, and loved NPR’s SERIAL. If your story reads like a Tuesday night episode of “Dateline,” send Eve your pages!

How to submit: Please send a query letter with a synopsis and the first ten pages of your work (or entire picture book manuscript) to eve [at] jillcorcoranliteraryagency.com. Please include your submission text within your e-mail. Attachments will not be opened.

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  1. TayTayK02

    Hi there Mr. Sambuchino, I recently submitted a query letter to Ms. Porinchak, following the guidelines that you listed in this article (email to eve [at] jillcorcoranliteraryagency.com). After sending the email, I realized that on the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency website, it says to email query [at] jillcorcoranliteraryagency.com instead. I don’t want to be a bother and send more than one email, but I’m not sure if I should send an email to the address listed on their website as well. I would love to have the opportunity to have my manuscript read by Ms. Porinchak, and would like to make sure that my email gets to her at the correct address. Do you have any advice? Should I go ahead and send a second email? Thank you very much! — Taylor Faith Krigsman

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