Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Mary South of Lowenstein Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Mary: Mary South is the digital marketing manager, foreign rights liaison, and new agent at Lowenstein Associates. She is also a senior editor at Noon. Previously, she worked for Random House, Google, The New Yorker, and McGraw-Hill. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a B.A. in literature, with honors, from Northwestern University.
She is seeking: Literary fiction with a compelling voice, an exquisite use of form, and the utmost attention paid to the beauty of the sentence. She also has an interest in nonfiction on subjects such as neuroscience, bioengineering, women’s rights, design, and digital humanities, as well as investigative journalism, essays, and memoir.
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How to submit: For fiction, send a one-page query letter with the first ten pages pasted in the body of the message by email to assistant [@] bookhaven.com. If nonfiction, send a one-page query letter, a table of contents, and, if available, a proposal pasted into the body of the email to assistant [@] bookhaven.com. Put the word QUERY and the title of your project in the subject field of your email and address it to Mary. Please do not send an attachment as the message will be deleted without being read and no reply will be sent. Response to all queries are generally sent within 4-6 weeks.
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