Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Gabrielle Piraino of DeFiore and Company) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Gabrielle: Gabrielle is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a dual-B.A. in Honors Classical Languages and English. After graduation, Gabbie earned her Masters of Science in Publishing at Pace University in Manhattan. She has previously worked for both major commercial publishing houses and literary agencies alike, including Farrar, Strauss & Giroux and AGI Vigliano. Gabbie joined DeFiore and Company in the summer of 2016.
She is Seeking: Gabbie is actively seeking imaginative sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for Adults and Young Adults alike. For Children’s and Middle Grade, she is looking for stories that introduce curious young readers to new concepts with compelling characters and an engaging voice (fiction and nonfiction). Further, she’d happily review projects form author-illustrators in the comic/graphic novel arena. An avid personal baker/cook, Gabbie is pleased to accept queries for cookbook and crafty lifestyle projects, too.
Overall, Gabbie is searching for unique narrative voices (OwnVoices, when possible!), strong world-building, and spunky, stubborn characters that never do exactly what you’d expect.
How to Submit: Please query her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “QUERY” in the subject line, as well as:
- A brief summary of your book (no more than two paragraphs)
- A brief, relevant bio
- For fiction, please include the first 50 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email
- For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio
- No attachments
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