New Literary Agent Alert: Maria Vicente of P.S. Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Maria Vicente of P.S. 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 Maria: Maria is an Associate Agent at P.S. Literary Agency. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University and a B.Ed. from The University of Western Ontario. Her reading preferences vary across categories and she is interested in writers with unique and creative concepts. Maria has a literary blog and can be found on Twitter at @MsMariaVicente.

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Categories/Genres: Maria is looking for literary and commercial fiction, new adult, young adult, middle grade, high-concept picture books, and nonfiction proposals in the pop culture, pop psychology, design, and lifestyle categories. She has a particular interest in magical realism, fiction with visual components, and nonfiction inspired by online culture.

Submission Instructions: P.S. Literary only accepts queries via e-mail (query at Please limit your query to one page and include the following: an introduction (the title and category of your work and an estimated word count), a brief overview (similar to back-cover copy), and a writer’s bio (a little bit about yourself and your background). Do not send attachments or submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested. In your email subject line, have it read “Query for Maria: [Book Title].”

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  1. pratikpuri

    Hi Chuck,
    i am reading your blogs since four months and its a great help to me to understand the world of literary agents. however i have few questions if you would like to answer them. it seems that writers have no choice but to seek that one dream agent of his/her to publish his/her book. you know, i feel so powerless and humiliated in their presence that it seems to kill my very instinct of writing. i feel like that i have to write not for the readers or publishers but for these agents and then cajole them so that they will accept my work. is there no other way where my novel will speak for itself? how can we find someone who will respect my work and me too?


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